Petrified Forest Interpretive Trail

EASY 5 reviews
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Petrified Forest Interpretive Trail is a 2.1 mile out and back trail located near Gallatin Gateway, Montana that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.1 miles
643 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly




Sunday, July 02, 2017

Very neat little hike; however for a short distance hike it was strenuous and harder than I expected.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

My 11year old daughter says "this trail was awesome!" The 1 1/2 year old walked the first part but then had to go in the backpack once we started climbing. The exposure at the top is NOT toddler friendly. We found some treasures to take home after obtaining a permit from the friendly camp ground host. We will be coming back. Originally we we're planning for a quick trip but ended up spending all day exploring! Remember to bring the bear spray.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Beautiful hike

Sunday, June 07, 2015

This was a nice hike with amazing views. It was a bit steep once you get to the top but not to bad. I was a bit on the nervous side as I had a toddler on my back but it was doable. I will be doing it again. oh and you do need a permit if you want to collect any rocks there.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Fun interruptive trail. Good family trip.