Petrified Tree
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Anne O
Kennesaw, GA3,838 contributions
Sep. 2021
This is a quick stop near the northeast entrance to the park. Take a short uphill walk from the parking lot to view it. Not the most exciting site we visited, but it fits in with the rich geological history of the park.
Written October 28, 2021
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Melaney68
Chesapeake Beach, MD9,599 contributions
Aug. 2020
I had not seen a petrified tree so we made this little side trip on the way to Lamar Valley. It is a quick little stop just off of the main road with a parking lot below and a walkway up to the petrified tree that is inside a gate.
Written July 6, 2021
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LiketoeatCincinnati
Cincinnati, OH2,512 contributions
Sep. 2020 • Couples
This is worth a visit if in the area. It is pretty cool to look at and just off the parking lot. Take a short time to visit if you have a chance.
Written September 24, 2020
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mike h
Fort Worth, TX505 contributions
Sep. 2020
Not worth your time unless you are into learning about how the tree was formed or you have seen most other things in the park. We were lucky to get a spot in the very small lot to take a peek. It is not to far off the road fairly close to Tower/Roosevelt area.
Written September 10, 2020
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Janice O
Pahrump, NV39 contributions
Jun. 2020 • Couples
Looks like any dead broken-off tree. It is fenced so you can't touch it. The history is interesting.
Written June 25, 2020
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Jun. 2019
We don't have to walk a lot to get there. It takes o.1 mile to get there.

It was amazing that only one petrified tree was still in good status.

There were many people who wanted to see it. We waited until we could admire it too.

This is a must see!
Written October 21, 2019
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VLW
Kellyville, OK1,915 contributions
Jun. 2019
The turnoff to Petrified Tree is about 1.5 miles from Tower Junction on the Grand Loop Road. The parking area is another 1/2 mile drive. The parking area is small and will not accommodate too many vehicles, especially RVs or campers. From the parking area, it is about a 5 minute walk to the tree. The tree is surrounded by an iron fence to keep visitors from taking pieces of the tree (like visitors in the past have done). The view around the area is beautiful. The tree sits up a hill from the road and below the road is a valley. There is a hiking trail in the area as well. If you are interested in geology, this would be a great place to stop. There are other petrified trees in the park, but I believe this is the easiest one to get to.
Written October 9, 2019
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Jbx1954
Bowling Green134 contributions
Sep. 2019
The visit to petrified tree is found about a mile off the Grand Loop road just north of Tower-Rosevelt Junction. The tree itself itself will not impress many, but I consider all the geologic events that had to have happened to make it possible and that gives me a sense of fascination. I gave this side trip a good rating also, because I've been here 3 times and have seen black bears lounging beside the road on one occasion and buffalo grazing near the tree on another. So, in addition to seeing the tree, you might see wildlife here.
Written September 23, 2019
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claire t
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK219 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Couples
It's about a ten min walk from the car park to the tree which is really just a stump with a fence round it. Whilst this is interesting about how it turned to stone I think there are many more sights to see in the park before you come here. We did however see a coyote on the way back to the car and some bears as we left the parking lot. This was far more exciting.
Written August 4, 2019
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RecreationV
New York City, NY384 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Couples
Park the car and take a short hike up to the Petrified Tree. It is fenced in because too many people were taking pieces of it and destroying it. Looks like a large tree stump. The history that surrounds it however is significant, but you have to be able to appreciate thousands of years of history. I know we are a bit distant from California, however, the ranger that was there spoke about how through genetic identifiers , scientists believe this tree is a sibling to the California Redwoods. Wow!
Written July 31, 2019
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