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Giant Logs Loop

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Address: Behind Rainbow Forest Museum (South Entrance), Petrified Forest National Park, AZ

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This short trail, immediately out back of the Rainbow Forest Museum, gives immediate access with interpretation to magnificent specimens of petrified trees without requiring the... read more

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jesse o
Jackson, Wyoming
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Jackson, Wyoming
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This short trail, immediately out back of the Rainbow Forest Museum, gives immediate access with interpretation to magnificent specimens of petrified trees without requiring the longer walk of other park attractions. But at only .6 kilometers, it may be combined with other trails for a longer walk. Sadly, it was designed with stairs in places so it is not so... More 

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Mexico City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's spectacular to see all those logs around everywhere. Just as if they had fallen a few time ago. Nice walk

Thank kartikmexico
Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

the largest pieces can be found here. Very cool colors and easy hike to see these pieces of stone. We really enjoyed our visit to this area.

Thank happyheidi2017
Zachary, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's weird how there are so many petrified logs everywhere. It's amazing because there are no trees in sight. The logs are really cool and some are quite beautiful.

Thank rebecca2005
Kirkland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This loop trail is a must stop in the petrified Forest. This is where you get to see the biggest specimens anywhere... So get off the I-40 truck speedway and stop.

Thank Don H
Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the introductory pamphlet and follow this fascinating trail through a whole series of petrified trees. "Old Faithful" is the highlight, an enormous log made from petrified wood. After visiting this area we knew far more about the history of how petrified wood came to be formed etc. Most people kept to the marked trails but some ignorant Orientals were... More 

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Dysart, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trail is much shorter than the crystal forest trail, and has similar specimens what this has special is the largest diameter log ever found. higher (wider) than a man can reach. impressive also buy your lifetime park passes before the Congressional rate increase takes effect it is a sizeable increase. Picture paying an extortion price to visit a park... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thought this was a really cool, informative hike. It goes right out the back of the visitor center. It's short, easy, and wheelchair accessible. When you use the pamphlet there are numberedmarkers with information that you can read about. It was really interesting to start learning about the park if you enter from the south. Plus you get to... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Visited again always amazing what mother nature can do. Best time to visit is when it is cool not the 90 to 100 degrees in Summer. Still pretty colors and the Petrified logs and whar happened to them are beyond anything we have experienced

Thank chinashop53
San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed November 13, 2016

Giant Logs Loop Trail is half a mile paved trail. It starts right out the back door of the visitor center. It is not close to being level (thus, not wheelchair accessible). The maximum grade is 19%. It DOES have some long pieces of petrified wood, mostly broken (horizontally, almost as if sawed into segments—broken as crystal, not before petrifying).... More 

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