The Petrified Forest

4100 Petrified Forest Rd.
Calistoga, CA 94515- Map It
(707) 942-6667

AAA Editor Notes

The Petrified Forest is at 4100 Petrified Forest Rd. The park is a California State Historical Landmark preserve that harbors giant petrified redwoods. On the grounds are two half-mile trails that can be explored independently or on a guided tour. The trails pass excavated petrified trees, an ash fall and the site of the volcano that petrified the trees. A new trail that opened in May 2016 leads to a grove of live redwoods. A museum also is on site. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.
$12; $10 (ages 62+); $8 (ages 12-17); $6 (ages 6-11).
Hours: Daily 10-7, Memorial Day-Labor Day; 10-6, day after Labor Day-Nov. 1 and Apr. 1-day before Memorial Day; 10-5, rest of year. Docent-led tours are offered daily at 11, 1 and 3. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.