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Petrified Forest Walk is a 0.9 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, and nature trips and is best used from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 0.9 mi Elevation gain 98 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Admission: Adult: $12.00 Senior: $11.00 Junior: $8.00 Child: $6.00 Under 6: Free

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Dee Turbin
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a nice educational hike with the guide. sorry people complain about the cost but it's privately owned and operated. so nice it's available to the public.

Sarah Elizabeth
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Hiking

Nice trail, brief. In and out in like an hour. I enjoy history. Not sure if it’s worth $12 though.

Joelle CantoAdams
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Hiking

I wouldn't go necessarily for the hike, but seeing all the Petrified trees was amazing. It can be longer than .4 depending on how you do it, but definitely bring water and a sun hat if you go in the summer because there's basically no shade.

Gina Rox
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Hiking

A decent outing. Kids and elder friendly. Great for parents who want to embark on a family activity. Also nice for a follow up walk after a moderate to strenuous hike.

Deborah Roberts
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I really like this hike as it’s not very long and a lot to see. However $12 is a bit steep

Melissa Chamberlain
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Walking

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.

David Koven
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Running

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

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

Lynne Vance
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Walking

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

Jay Norton
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Nature trips

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.

Freya Magnusson
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Walking

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

Crina Gabriela
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lovely walk.

Patrick O'Hara
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Nature trips

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.

Josh Ratiani
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Patrick Gilliland
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Pete PowPow
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Adele Bidet
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Jennifer Z.
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Sam Singer
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Signe Lolle
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Kristine Kinney
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Dawn Clayton
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Pierre-Etienne C.
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Brian Caines
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C M
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