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Wonderful tour!

Maybe not for everyone but as a nature lover, really enjoyed this amazing place. Young docent's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Interesting, but probably not the first choice in Napa

I have a bit mixed feelings ... While seeing a 3+ million years old trees in fine details is cool... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pleasanton, California
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A number of huge redwoods in this forest point away from Mount St. Helena, which once erupted violently.
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4100 Petrified Forest Rd, Calistoga, CA 94515-9527
+1 707-942-6667
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe not for everyone but as a nature lover, really enjoyed this amazing place. Young docent's passion was contagious. Worth the visit!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ruby06_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn;t expect much from this but it was somewhat interesting. A bit odd, but interesting. The hike was short and the trees around are pretty.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cmajorjr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have a bit mixed feelings ... While seeing a 3+ million years old trees in fine details is cool, they look pretty much exactly as the modern trees look like. Also it's quite expensive (they charge per person, not per car as most public...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank heckfy
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Fascinating privately owned site: petrified sequoias of an extinct species are preserved by volcanic ash from an enormous eruption thousands of years ago from Mt. St. Helena. The eruption was similar to those of Vesuvius and Oregon's Mt. St. Helens, violent and explosive, which blasted...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue T
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Its about a 1/2-1 mile loop and the trees are nice to see. Its a pretty low budget operation. We were glad we went but werent blown away.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bkct1
Reviewed 25 October 2018

As petrified forests go, this one is well documented and easy to view. The museum could do a better job of explaining what else lived in the forest and why it was lost.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TravelPlenty5
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Interesting place that provides an interesting view of the fire damage that hit the Napa Valley in the last year as well as the geological history of the area all in a 1 mile stroll.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dan M
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We stopped by to see petrified forest and enjoyed the hike up for a view of Mt. St. Helena. Nice day with a cool breeze. This place would be good for a picnic lunch under the trees at a bench or on a blanket. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank samlaw2015
Reviewed 11 October 2018

I was excited to visit the Petrified Forest. We saw several petrified forest. Some were intact, others were broken at certain points. The petrified trees are found by the tops protruding through the volcanic ash. We were able to see Mount St. Helens. It was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 4 October 2018

A stop you just have to make. The drive through made interesting viewing. The wood that is so old just amazing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carol R
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28 July 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!
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
28 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