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Interesting stop between SF and Calistoga

The petrified redwoods were impressive, I kept getting the feeling it was part of an elaborate... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gamemaker
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San Francisco, California
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This was a beautiful place to visit. Easy to walk. Staff was extremely friendly and full of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
U4261MRelizabeths
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A number of huge redwoods in this forest point away from Mount St. Helena, which once erupted violently.
As featured in 3 Days in Napa
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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 6 days ago

We were hoping the trail would be longer, however due to restoration after the wildfire they had the longer part of the trail shut down. It was a much shorter stop than we were expecting. Would not go out of your way to visit. This...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CassieDallas18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You could definitely find something better to do with your time and money. Unimpressive loop trail with a few unearthed petrified tree trunks. The cost was around 15.00 for an adult. A little cheaper for children and seniors. The gift shop was the highlight, with...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Dudditz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The petrified redwoods were impressive, I kept getting the feeling it was part of an elaborate practical joke of casting so many realistic trees in cement. Interesting bit of geo-history and a fun short stop, probably not worth a trip just for the site unless...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Gamemaker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a beautiful place to visit. Easy to walk. Staff was extremely friendly and full of knowledge. Trails are very easy to walk and want packed. You walk at your own pace and there are benches along the way to stop and enjoy the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank U4261MRelizabeths
Reviewed June 3, 2019 via mobile

Well laid out your trail. Great exhibits of petrified trees with explanations.Really interesting. Good gift shop.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank tdsjjd
Reviewed June 2, 2019

We enjoyed our tour of the Petrified Forest in Calistoga, CA; it began with a conversation in the Gift Shop, where we learned from the staff of a guided tour through the Petrified Forest. We opted for this Guided Tour offer. Our guided tour led...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank F4785BOjoseh
Reviewed May 29, 2019

Beautiful and special petrified wood and forest! Friendly staff. Great guided walk. Unique location and captivating history. Natural beauty. Unique gift shop.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank NMG304
Reviewed May 17, 2019

The Petrified Forest her in California displays full trees/logs of petrified wood caused by volcanic action thousands of years ago. The very well preserved petrified trees can all be seen with a relatively easy 1/2 mile circle path from the entrance. There is a gradual...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Cowhead4
Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

We had a small group with us, and were happy to be able to bring our dog. The entrance fee is reasonable and it goes towards a good cause. For me, I’m fascinated with history, so I enjoyed walking around and reading how far back...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank PreBetty
Reviewed April 28, 2019

We made plans to stop at The Petrified Forest after having breakfast in Calistoga. It was a nice surprise and very interesting. Everything was well marked and identified. When you check in, you have your choice of going with a guide or a self tour....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Kenedy H
April 17, 2019|
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Response from Joe K | Reviewed this property |
There was no mention of it being haunted during the tour.
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Peacefullcalifornia
July 28, 2018|
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Response from Adventurer2day | Reviewed this property |
Hope you found it easy to see all of the park - it is worth it!
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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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