Looking for a great trail near Chambers, Arizona? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, views 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. If you're looking for the best trails in Petrified Forest National Park, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Chambers ranging from 1.1 to 2.2 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!

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Nice easy hike. Great views of the painted desert. Next time we will extend the hike some by taking the route from the painted desert inn down into the valley.

hiking
10 days ago

The trail is tough to follow if you don't want to glue your eyes to the all trails app. There's no way markers of any kind. The landscape is beautiful, covered in fragments of petrified wood. No shade. Nice to do on a fall afternoon.

hiking
12 days ago

Nice enough little trail. Lots of shoe prints, but no other people on it this morning.

scenic driving
12 days ago

I drove it. Stopped here and there and logged about 10 miles of hikes. Still some more left for next time.

hiking
12 days ago

Nice hike. The onyx bridge itself was a little different than what I was expecting. I picked up the loaner trail guide from the Painted Desert Visitor Center. It gave me the landmarks to navigate by, and it was pretty easy to figure things out. Terrain is mostly firm which makes for quick walking.

We started this trail at the Tawa Point overlook and parking area in the Petrified National Forest. We walked to the Desert Inn parking area where we located the geocache, a few benchmarks, and took a brief walk through the old Inn before returning to the Tawa Point parking.

hiking
no shade
off trail
1 month ago

Great hike. There are no markings. The trail is cross country. For the first half mile the path is well worn up to the fork in the trail. The trail on the right immediately disappears. The trail on the left is still a good worn path for another quarter mile. The trail uses a dryish river bed but cuts in and out without signs. The final leg is a narrow draw that would be very hard to find without All Trails. Beautiful hike.

Wonderful short touristy trail with great views.

hiking
1 month ago

Good hike! Beautiful views! Unlike what the app says, it is dog friendly if you have a well behaved dog that doesn’t pull.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty cool. Worth doing a hike like this at least once for the experience.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing view into the past after having visited other historic Pueblo sites. Must stop and read all the info, take modern day Petrographs (learn what that means).

we did this trail earlier in the summer, was pretty hot, but we were passing thru on route 66 and couldnt not stop, and the views here were worth it, this is a pretty easy stroll, you wont see the petrified forest on this trail, but would recommend doing if youre here.

hiking
2 months ago

Not hard to find or to follow. Stunning views of both blue hills and petrified wood in many places. There's a recently updated step-by-step photo guide on the NPS website for PEFO. Only thing I found to be a bit dubious - at the end of the trail I went down on the paved Blue Mesa Trail and back up once I was ready to return. It wasn't so easy going down, and coming back up I couldn't remember exactly which path I got down. I ruffled my hands and made a less than gracious struggle to get up on top to hike back. Take care!

scenic driving
3 months ago

Did the scenic driving this time which was nice - but would love to get on the trails next time. Especially with Blue Mesa and Crystal Forest there are trails that allow for a more intimate up close experience. The lookout points are alittle far from the land features, but this drive is good for families with babies or kids that don’t wanna hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Only went a mile in as going further didn’t seem necessary. Where the loop starts there is a nice rock overlook of the valley and got some cool pictures. Lots of petrified logs. Not a lot of clear trail markers so just pay attention and use gps.

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

hiking
no shade
off trail
3 months ago

hiking
muddy
off trail
4 months ago

Getting up close with the painted desert and petrified wood is about all you get. The trail basically leads you a mile out and then disappears. You’ll most likely end up on a path that you think is the loop trail, only to find out it’s not. No trail markers or signs to lead the way. Could easily be 5 star trail, but it seems like they just don’t care. Suggestions: •Be careful! Easy to get off trail and lose track of where you are. • Almost like walking on a beach with the sand. If it rains you will be in pure mud. Suggest high top hiking boots. • Bring compass and use with AllTrails Map gps. You will need it to complete the entire loop! • Apply sunscreen and bug spray before hike Love you Trailheads! Stay Hikesy — Berndog

hiking
no shade
5 months ago

The loaner guide book (obtained as visitor center or rainbow museum) is a must to find the bridge. They need one for reverse directions as well if you're a poor navigator like myself. With the painted desert inn always in view, I just walked my own path cutting through brush, etc. I chose this trail specifically to be up close and personal with the painted desert, however briefly. Otherwise I thought the trail was kind of boring. Great workout and view from the bridge though. Took me an hour and 10 minutes on the way out, and an hour and 20 minutes on the way back (getting lost, taking breaks). The flies were quite the nuisance as well.

hiking
no shade
5 months ago

A fun drive and lots to pull off the road to see and do. We completed the drive in 3 hours stopping to see almost every point of interest. Museums Hikes Nature Walks Meditation Photography Gift shops Food/snacks

hiking
rocky
5 months ago

hiking
bugs
no shade
rocky
5 months ago

Great views, quick trail. Little shade, so bring water and sunscreen.

Beautiful road and a couple good stops along the way. Worth it if you’re on 40 and need a break.

great hike, confusing as the spilt point, get the trail map to help you

hiking
6 months ago

Great off trail hike. Pick up an off trail hiking guide in the visitor center before you head out!

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