The Petrified Forest

EASY 7 reviews

The Petrified Forest is a 0.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Calistoga, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until August.

0.4 miles 65 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

10 days ago

Easy walk with fascinating trees and a view of the volcano that created the petrified forest. Nice picnic area.

walking
4 months ago

the kids really enjoyed it the gift shop was pricey . lots of things for the kids to learn there.

nature trips
11 months ago

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.

walking
1 year ago

It's a unique walk/hike and very easy to do.

1 year ago

lovely walk.

nature trips
4 years ago

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.

hiking
4 years ago

Don't waste your time. It's $20 to get in and it maybe .25 mile. Tourist trap!