Crystal Forest Trail

  • View from Crystal Forest Trail in Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona.


Dogs Yes

0.75 (miles)

 Very Easy


Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)


Petrified Forest

Crystal Forest Trail in Petrified Forest National Park is a short, yet very scenic loop hike that is great for hikers with small children. The park's website says this hike starts at the "Crystal Forest parking area. Despite more than a century of collecting, beautiful crystals still hide in the colorful petrified logs at Crystal Forest. Please leave them for others to enjoy. Report anyone removing petrified wood, or any other materials, from the park. This paved trail may be negotiated with strollers, although there are a few steep hills. Mobility equipment may be used to access the shade shelter with assistance, but are not recommended on the loop due to narrow width and steep sections. There are no stairs." Dogs are allowed on trails in Petrified Forest, so long as they are leashed. There is camping available in Petrified Forest National Park.

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Contact: Petrified Forest National Park 1 Park Road P.O. Box 2217 Petrified Forest, AZ 86028

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