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Giant Logs Loop

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Beautiful Colors!

You won't see wood this wood anywhere else. It is amazing how the wood has not only broken itself... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Loved the logs, wished for (hot) dogs

We traveled north to south through Petrified Forest National Monument today. Took some of the short... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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All reviews old faithful giant logs rainbow forest museum short trail petrified trees visitor center easy walk trail guide trail starts junior ranger booklets printed guide great picture opportunities nice introduction half mile mile round trip south entrance favorite spot
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You won't see wood this wood anywhere else. It is amazing how the wood has not only broken itself into segments, the wood has turned into this amazing stone with more colors than a rainbow. I highly suggest going by this place if you are...More

Thank danielhG5303EP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled north to south through Petrified Forest National Monument today. Took some of the short hikes, most of the stops were a stroll from the car. It was not too hot and what a magnificent place this is. Wish there had been lunch waiting...More

Thank sorrel1950
Reviewed August 31, 2018

The name of this trail is precise. You will see some massive logs spread throughout the trail. The walk is very easy and overlooks onto the fields of petrified woods throughout the park. If you only do one trail, do this one. It is the...More

1  Thank PamRoad
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Some of the loop was closed b/c the park was doing maintenance, but we still loved it. Pick up the trail map to help you understand the marked points on the trail. My kids got the junior ranger booklets that we did at the same...More

Thank Sara_sakflva
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This trail leads from the visitor center and takes you up close with some large petrified logs. There are more intact tree trunk-like logs here compared to the Crystal Forest Loop. You will be going uphill from visitor’s center though and there are steps along...More

1  Thank Anthony H
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Our little kids were more interested in the museum, but I enjoyed the walk and especially seeing the large tree.

Thank sruthp
Reviewed June 25, 2018

We went when it was a bit hot but even so it was so beautiful. The trail was easy to walk and not too long. If you go in the summer be sure to bring water!

Thank luv2wk2
Reviewed May 24, 2018

After Blue Mesa trail, the Giant Logs is the next stop on your must see list in the Petrified Forest. This short trail defines the National Park, as so many petrified logs are present to view. These logs come in all sizes, small and large,...More

2  Thank Shuttrrbug
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Trail guide had all sorts of interesting facts about this path and the petrified logs along it. Don't walk this one without it! This fairly easy path gives a great taste of the size and scope of some of these trees that were turned to...More

2  Thank DRroadrunner
Reviewed April 20, 2018

This is a short and easy loop trail but worth doing. The logs are fantastic. You can touch and feel them. There is a box at the trailhead with guide books. They have explanations of the numbered stops on the trail. You can put the...More

Thank nicolediane
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Response from Sara_sakflva | Reviewed this property |
Agreed with the prior user - it's very short and right behind the visitor center. You should pick up the trail map - it was some fun things to look for as you walk around.