The Petrified Forest

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Get back to nature with a very exciting and informative tour. The Naturalist Educator does tours of the Petrified Forest at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. You will learn about the history of the petrified trees, geology and plant life of the area. If you would rather, you can do the short hike on your own.

Step back in Time, over 3 million years, and follow the trail of majestic petrified redwood giants arrayed before you in a fascinating grove in beautiful California wine country. Get out into the great outdoors and enjoy your day with a beautiful walk with family and friends. See the large redwood trees that once grew in abundance in the area and were turned to stone 3.4 million years ago by a local volcano!

There is also a a beautiful 3 bed, 2 bath vacation rental home available if you'd like to make more of weekend or week-long stay out of your visit. The guest house is located on the Petrified Forest grounds and is private, cozy and intimate. Hidden away among the trees and rolling hills, the cottage is surrounded by the beauty of the Sonoma/Napa Valley area. The house includes a DVD player, flat screen monitor, fireplace and brand new kitchen. The house is perfect for an evening of entertainment or a quiet night in for you and your family or guests.

The Petrified Forest of Calistoga, CA is located at 4100 Petrified Forest Rd., Calistoga. Call (707) 942-6667 or visit for additional information.