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Giant Logs Loop

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Make this your first stop & get out to stretch your legs. You will build a desire to see more... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Placitas, New Mexico
Not To Be Missed

This is a short walk with just a few stairs, and it meanders among an incredible amount of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Evelyn C
Byhalia, Mississippi
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Behind Rainbow Forest Museum, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make this your first stop & get out to stretch your legs. You will build a desire to see more. Shouldn’t take more than 30min. Dogs welcome & kids

Thank CavemanHHH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a short walk with just a few stairs, and it meanders among an incredible amount of petrified wood. The walk takes about 15 minutes and can be enjoyed by almost anyone.

Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So much to see on such a short hike. It is totally worth the time to walk through and explore so much of the petrified wood. Not too strenuous either.

Thank RDWNG1
Reviewed October 2, 2018

You won't see wood this wood anywhere else. It is amazing how the wood has not only broken itself into segments, the wood has turned into this amazing stone with more colors than a rainbow. I highly suggest going by this place if you are...More

Thank danielhG5303EP
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We traveled north to south through Petrified Forest National Monument today. Took some of the short hikes, most of the stops were a stroll from the car. It was not too hot and what a magnificent place this is. Wish there had been lunch waiting...More

Thank sorrel1950
Reviewed August 31, 2018

The name of this trail is precise. You will see some massive logs spread throughout the trail. The walk is very easy and overlooks onto the fields of petrified woods throughout the park. If you only do one trail, do this one. It is the...More

1  Thank PamRoad
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Some of the loop was closed b/c the park was doing maintenance, but we still loved it. Pick up the trail map to help you understand the marked points on the trail. My kids got the junior ranger booklets that we did at the same...More

Thank sakflva
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This trail leads from the visitor center and takes you up close with some large petrified logs. There are more intact tree trunk-like logs here compared to the Crystal Forest Loop. You will be going uphill from visitor’s center though and there are steps along...More

1  Thank huia
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Our little kids were more interested in the museum, but I enjoyed the walk and especially seeing the large tree.

Thank sruthp
Reviewed June 25, 2018

We went when it was a bit hot but even so it was so beautiful. The trail was easy to walk and not too long. If you go in the summer be sure to bring water!

Thank luv2wk2
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Response from sakflva | Reviewed this property |
Agreed with the prior user - it's very short and right behind the visitor center. You should pick up the trail map - it was some fun things to look for as you walk around.