KIMBERLY - On Sunday, Sept. 7, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument will offer a ranger-led backcountry hike into the Painted Hills Unit of the monument.

This three-hour hike will begin at 10 a.m. at the Painted Hills Unit picnic area and traverse several backcountry miles over varied terrain. Good hiking boots, a water bottle and sun hat are recommended for the hike. Pets are not allowed backcountry in the monument. Advanced reservations are not needed to attend, and there is no fee.

For further information, call (541) 462-3961.

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