Monday, June 9, 2014

Oregon Road Trip: Painted Hills Overlook Trail

*Quick Note* : We walked three trails at the Painted Hills and I took a bajillion pictures at each one. Interestingly enough, each trail had different scenery than the others so I promise you won't see three copies of the same post.

Painted Hills Overlook Trail
Painted Hills Overlook Trail
Painted Hills Overlook Trail
Painted Hills Overlook Trail

I've been stalking the #TravelOregon on Instagram and Twitter and I've been drooling over the Painted Hills pictures. I mentioned it in passing to Mama during one of our pre-trip phone calls and she figured out a way to work it into our road trip. I'm happy to report...it's just as amazing in person as it is in pictures. It's so worth a trip out to see the views in person.

Painted Hills Overlook Trail
Painted Hills Overlook Trail
Painted Hills Overlook Trail

The best time to visit is during sunset...the hills are said to be most vibrant at that time. We arrived close to sunset, but not close enough to have the time to sit and wait for sunset. There were a handful of photographers camped out on the benches with their tripods and fancy cameras. I'm not hardcore enough or patient enough for that. Plus, we had other trails to check out and a hotel to get to before dark. Even though we missed the sunset, we still got some great pictures in my opinion.

Painted Hills Overlook Trail
Painted Hills Overlook Trail

8 comments:

  1. That does look really, really cool! It must have been awesome in real life!

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  2. Wow this place is absolutely beautiful. You took some great photos.

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  3. Definitely awesome in real life

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  4. Oh my gosh these are so cool, they almost don't look real!!
    -Marley
    http://www.afandlove.blogspot.com/

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  5. Wow so pretty! I had no idea there was such beauty in Oregon!! :)

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  6. It looked just as unreal in person too. It was amazing!

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  7. Oregon is gorgeous! Look up the 7 Wonders of Oregon when you have the time. Or the #TravelOregon on Instagram. It'll give you some major wanderlust for Oregon.

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