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IMAGINE A GIGANTIC FOREST HERE AND SEE THE REMNANTS

As petrified forests go, this one is well documented and easy to view. The museum could do a... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
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Los Angeles, California
Something That Isn't Wine Related in Napa

Interesting place that provides an interesting view of the fire damage that hit the Napa Valley in... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
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A number of huge redwoods in this forest point away from Mount St. Helena, which once erupted violently.
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4100 Petrified Forest Rd, Calistoga, CA 94515-9527
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+1 707-942-6667
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

Fascinating privately owned site: petrified sequoias of an extinct species are preserved by volcanic ash from an enormous eruption thousands of years ago from Mt. St. Helena. The eruption was similar to those of Vesuvius and Oregon's Mt. St. Helens, violent and explosive, which blasted...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue T
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Its about a 1/2-1 mile loop and the trees are nice to see. Its a pretty low budget operation. We were glad we went but werent blown away.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

As petrified forests go, this one is well documented and easy to view. The museum could do a better job of explaining what else lived in the forest and why it was lost.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

Interesting place that provides an interesting view of the fire damage that hit the Napa Valley in the last year as well as the geological history of the area all in a 1 mile stroll.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dan M
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We stopped by to see petrified forest and enjoyed the hike up for a view of Mt. St. Helena. Nice day with a cool breeze. This place would be good for a picnic lunch under the trees at a bench or on a blanket. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank samlaw2015
Reviewed October 11, 2018

I was excited to visit the Petrified Forest. We saw several petrified forest. Some were intact, others were broken at certain points. The petrified trees are found by the tops protruding through the volcanic ash. We were able to see Mount St. Helens. It was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed October 3, 2018

A stop you just have to make. The drive through made interesting viewing. The wood that is so old just amazing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carol R
Reviewed September 4, 2018

My husband and I were staying nearby in Guerneville. I talked hubby in to going, as I’d seen the Petrified Forest in AZ when I was little. I learned so much! Well, first, did you know that there are *several* such places, worldwide? I know...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Susan M
Reviewed August 25, 2018

You must take a tour. They offer one 2 times a day and the information provided is more interesting than if you don't have a guide. The guide is included in the price. Our tour guide was so excited to tell us all about the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank irsh21
Reviewed August 2, 2018

A tangible representation of the power of volcanic explosions and its ash, as well as the power of time. There is an uphill climb, not too steep though. Very manageable with the right footwear. Worth checking out!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Peacefullcalifornia
July 28, 2018|
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Response from Antonio C | Reviewed this property |
The park is not that big. The trails are well marked and no strenuous climbing is required.
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KJR33235
November 3, 2016|
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Response from Jeanne R | Reviewed this property |
I went on their website and it is not clear if they will be open on holidays. You can call or email them. Here is the information from the website: 4100 Petrified Forest Road Calistoga, CA 94515 (707) 942-6667 You can google... More
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PHILIP K
March 28, 2016|
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Hi Philip, The current cost is $10.00 for adults, $9.00 for seniors and juniors, 6-11 is $5.00 and under 6 is free. Barbara
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