The Petrified Forest is a 0.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Calistoga, CA and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from June until August.
A short hike easy enough for most anyone winds through various petrified trees and ancient ash flows.Explores some fascinating history and geologic events significant to the area.The Hike could stand to be a little longer and/ or the area more expansive considering what you have to pay to get in though.
It's a unique walk/hike and very easy to do.
Great historic site to bring youth and youth groups to teach about the geology of the earth, plants and rocks. GREAT rock shop, great family day trip.
Don't waste your time. It's $20 to get in and it maybe .25 mile. Tourist trap!