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#37 of 59 national parks in United States

Best trails in Petrified Forest National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona? AllTrails has 15 great hiking trails, views trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 9 easy trails in Petrified Forest National Park ranging from 0.6 to 2.6 miles and from 5,354 to 5,853 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Petrified Forest National Park highlights a vast area of badlands filled with history. Known for its fossilized trees, the park also offers stunning desert landscapes of beautiful colors. The park is open all year round with the exception of December 25th, Christmas Day. Please note the park roads are open daily from 8am to 5pm. Entrance Fees: Auto/7-day pass to PEFO $25.00 Bike/per person $15.00 (per person) Motorcycle $20.00 (flat fee) PEFO Annual Pass $45.00

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Map of trails in Petrified Forest National Park
Park information
Acreage:
221,390 acres
Contact
928-524-6228
Top trails (15)
#1 - Blue Mesa Trail
Petrified Forest National Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 26 m
Blue Mesa Trail is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Holbrook, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walkingShow more
#2 - Crystal Forest Trail
Petrified Forest National Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 23 m
Crystal Forest Trail is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily Show more
#3 - Petrified Forest Scenic Drive
Petrified Forest National Park
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Length: 28.6 mi
Petrified Forest Scenic Drive is a 28.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Chambers, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used foShow more
#4 - Onyx Bridge Trail
Petrified Forest National Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
This hike can require navigational skills. The beginning of the hike is steep but then it levels out a bit. Show more
#5 - Giant Logs Trail
Petrified Forest National Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 16 m
An easy stroll through a Petrified Forest!Show more
#6 - Long Logs and Agate House Loop Trail
Petrified Forest National Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 54 m
Long Logs is one of the largest concentrations of petrified wood in the park. Explore this ancient log jam at the base of gray badlands. The first half-mile of this trail is paved and suitable for moShow more
#7 - Devil's Playground Loop
Petrified Forest National Park
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
Devil's Playground. Loop into wilderness area. Need to get wilderness pass from North visitor center, then drive out of the park, west on I40, to the first exit.Show more
#8 - Puerco Pueblo Trail
Petrified Forest National Park
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 8 m
Puerco Pueblo Trail is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chambers, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walShow more
#9 - Blue Hills Loop
Petrified Forest National Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
Blue Hills Loop is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Chambers, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkinShow more
#10 - Painted Desert Rim Trail to Kachina Point
Petrified Forest National Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 28 m
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