Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway

Wheeler County, OR, US

Route Overview

Oregon Scenic Bikeways

The Best of Oregon Riding

161 mi.
12,864 ft.

Bicycling Oregon's Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway offers the opportunity to see millions of years of history revealed in the layers of mountains of earth, one color at a time. The hills get their name from the delicately colored stratifications in the soil of yellows, golds, blacks, and reds with Mars-like pillars formed by waterfalls and volcanic sludge. A closer look reveals ancient plant and wood fossils. The links to the left provide detailed cues to ride the full route. See "Trip Planning Resources" in the Route Details below for GPS files for each of the segments of the route shown on the map downloadable from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

Route Details


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