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Petrified Forest

4100 Petrified Forest Rd, Calistoga, CA 94515-9527
+1 707-942-6667
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Interesting side trip

Cool place to see old petrified trees. A bit expensive but a nice quick 1 hour detour. Kinda neat... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
Not worth $12

The trial is only a mile so does not take very long. We were expecting a lot more. It was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Northampton, United Kingdom
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A number of huge redwoods in this forest point away from Mount St. Helena, which once erupted violently.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good38%
  • Average26%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“million years” (21 reviews)
“gift shop” (41 reviews)
“short hike” (9 reviews)
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4100 Petrified Forest Rd, Calistoga, CA 94515-9527
+1 707-942-6667
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Reviewed yesterday

Cool place to see old petrified trees. A bit expensive but a nice quick 1 hour detour. Kinda neat to view trees that are over 1 million years old. Won't take long to see but worth a quick stop if you are in the area....More

Thank mdayrealtor
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The trial is only a mile so does not take very long. We were expecting a lot more. It was interesting to see but not worth the money. I wouldn't recommend it.

Thank 881Charlotte_W
Reviewed 6 days ago

An interesting stop off but overpriced for what it is. My only hope is that the fee is effectively a donation to worthy cause. It is interesting to see what happened to the trees were petrified, and if you can get your head around the...More

Thank Lizzie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Liked the trail. Plenty of wildlife within the exhibits. It was evening so it was very peaceful and quiet, barely anyone there. The help that ran the place was extremely knowledgeable. Great people & very interesting.

Thank Charlene B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was the last stop of the day, this is an excellent stop for the history and science minded person. Learn about how the Forest was petrified and how it has been preserved. Not an easy walk trails are a little rough.

Thank Ken W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of petrified wood and reasonably solid signage. A nice walking trail with some interesting history. A nice stop among the beautiful scenery and vineyards.

Thank worldsprite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think this is a hit or a miss depending on what you are looking for. In my opinion, Way overpriced, too short of a trail, and too many warnings that you will get bit by a snake or a tick. I honestly though that...More

Thank mickonrun
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Took our kids here and had a ton of fun. The gentleman that did the tour was very informative and knowledgeable. Highly recommend doing this.

Thank okcowgal
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I am giving a fairly subjective view. In case you have seen any other petrified forest (e.g., one in Arizona), definitely skip this. The man half mile loop takes 20 minutes or so to cover, and you will see several petrified trees (mainly Redwoods and...More

Thank Amit S
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We drove from Calistoga through the petrified forest onward to San Fran. From what limited sites we saw from the car it looked interesting and very atmospheric

Thank Alex M
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Will you be open on New years day and if so what hours. Karen
3 November 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
What is the Cost??
29 March 2016|
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Response from Barbara A | Property representative |
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