The Petrified Forest

EASY 9 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 offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until August.

0.4 miles
52 feet

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


24 days ago

Good short hike. More like an educational walk great to do with kids. It does have some good uphills and its cool to see some petrified trees and redwoods. Also has a gift shop.

trail running
6 months ago

Short and disappointing. Plus there are "no running" signs. Not worth the price of admission.

8 months ago

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

Sunday, November 06, 2016

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

nature trips
Saturday, April 02, 2016

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.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

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

Monday, August 03, 2015

lovely walk.

nature trips
Friday, January 25, 2013

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.

Monday, July 09, 2012

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