The community of Hines is located in Harney County and lies four miles southwest of Burns along Highway 20 within Harney Valley. The town is also situated to the north of Malheur Lake, Harney Lake and Silver Lake.
Hines got its beginning in 1929, when construction of the large Edward Hines Lumber Company mill began. It was apparent that many homes were going to be needed to house the work force that was about to settle in the Burns area.
Recreational Amenities for the Hines area include: Ochoco National Forest, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Malheur National Forest, Steens Mountain, several forest campgrounds, lots of lakes and streams. Hunting, hiking, fishing and exploring are very popular outdoor activities in the region.
There is also a Hines, Minnesota.