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Petrified Forest

4100 Petrified Forest Rd, Calistoga, CA 94515-9527
+1 707-942-6667
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Tried something different

We normally avoid this type of private attraction as they are usually sort of man made novelties... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rex F
Mountain View, California, United States
via mobile
Expensive and not a forest

We were looking forward to the visit and had planned it before holiday but very disappointed. $30... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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” (23 reviews)
“gift shop” (43 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 3 days ago via mobile

We normally avoid this type of private attraction as they are usually sort of man made novelties such as a drive-through tree. But this was different and turned out to be well worth the entry fee (they had an AAA discount, so be sure to...More

Thank Rex F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking forward to the visit and had planned it before holiday but very disappointed. $30+ for 2 adults and a child for a short walk around half a dozen fenced off trees lying on ground. Full tour lasted half an hour tops and...More

Thank mtwnix
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Petrified Forest was interesting. Huge redwoods turned to stone by a volcanic eruption. Unfortunately for people visiting, many of the trails in the park were closed. Among these The redwood trail which is the longest (and maybe most interesting) trail in this park of...More

Thank Trine R
Reviewed 1 week ago

come on in and see petrified trees. what a cool experience. something off the beaten path. close to wineries

Thank CasperGraceGGH24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't even believe this place exists as an "attraction." About three trees in my husband says, " Wow. This is so bad." And we spent the next 20 minutes cackling and pretending to be into what amounts to nearly identical tree-shaped rocks. SO glad...More

1  Thank Julia R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read up on this whilst on Route 66 and really glad we didn't listen to people moaning about the $20 fee for one car. This place is awesome with lots of fantastic views and interesting things to see. $20 goes towards the upkeep of...More

Thank wren76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About four and a half million years ago, the volcano that created Mount St. Helena erupted and buried this area with ash. As a result of that, the mostly coastal redwood trees that were petrified. The twin loop of trails brings you to an "ash...More

1  Thank Hitcher84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The petrified trees, history, and scenery were neat, but felt the admission price of $12 per person was pricey for the experience. We took our time and did the main trail and the side trail to the "laval falls" and it took between. 1 to...More

1  Thank aldigital
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a cool spot to get out and look around. They have a nice store with some polished rocks and petrified wood items. There is a nice restroom and if you want to pay you can take a tour and walk around and see...More

Thank Peppertaz
Reviewed 9 July 2017

It was $12 each to get in. There is a half mile round loop to see less than 20 petrified trees each in individual locations. You can also add another half mile to see the ash deposit. If this was half the price and called...More

Thank J H
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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
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