The Petrified Forest is a petrified forest located in Sonoma County, California, in the United States. It is the only petrified forest in California from the Pliocene. It also has the largest petrified trees in the world. The forest is now open to the public to visit after restoration from damage caused by the Napa and Sonoma fires of 2017.Plan to see Petrified Forest and other attractions that appeal to you using our Calistoga trip tool.
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I've been in California forever and did not know of this interesting site! First, our son took us..... we got the best ever deli sandwiches at Molsberry's Market, just off Mark West, address 522... more »
This place is open during shelter-in, although I am not sure if the hours are the same. It is pretty hot in June for the one hour walk, but there wasn’t a lot of visitors. There is also onsite... more »
This is a great place to visit with family and friends! There are plenty of informational signs that give insight on the petrification process and the history of the forest. The trail isn’t very steep and is a pretty easy walk with plenty of shaded sitting areas along the way. It’s pretty short as well—prepare to spend around an hour if visiting. The gift shop has a lot of variety and has pieces of the forest itself for you to buy. The people working at the gift shop are absolutely wonderful and are always happy to answer questions.
Well organized place with exhibits of petrified tree trunks clearly identified. How petrification happened has been beautifully explained in a few locations. The trail itself is fantastic to walk around. One downside is we couldn't take our baby stroller along because of rough pathway.
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