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“A refreshing stop”
Review of Petrified Forest

Petrified Forest
Ranked #7 of 68 things to do in Calistoga
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A number of huge redwoods in this forest point away from Mount St. Helena, which once erupted violently.
Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

A great diversion from the wine tours . Staff and guides were pleasant and helpful. This is a stop worth making . Be sure to take the drive back he through the lower half of the Sonoma valley.

Thank Kathleen C
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

We lucked out yesterday, as Petrified Forest was celebrating its 100th anniversary, so we got in for free that day. You could probably see the entire place in less than an hour, but it's worth taking your time to check out these 60-100 foot petrified redwoods up close. They just opened up a 1/4 mile long trail leading up to an ancient ash fall, where there's a nice view of Mt. St. Helena.

1  Thank Jen C
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Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

After visiting the national park in Arizona, this modest little hidden gem is amazing (and the road from Ca listoga ain't bad either) couldn't believe the size of the massive half-buried trees, and if its good enough for Robert Louis Stevenson and Luther Burbank, you should check it out too.

1  Thank DC196
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Stopped here primarily to eat my picnic lunch and use the restroom, but decided to pay and walk through the site. It was interesting, probably not worth what you pay, but it was my chance to see petrified wood and learn about it. The pathway walk was not challenging for me or that long, but those with physical issues may have trouble.

Thank Heather S
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

It was very interesting. It is a small place, we probably spent an hour and a half here. The walk is moderate. Not great for wheelchairs or for someone with a breathing problem. There are deep slopes both up and down. Look for a coupon. It is nice for the history lesson. We enjoyed our time here. If you are in the area, stop here.

Thank tellmemore2
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