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Long Logs Trail

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 3.7 (6)

A beautiful loop through a veritable forest of colorful, petrified tree trunks.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

Out and Back

5,513' 1,680 m

High

5,483' 1,671 m

Low

32' 10 m

Up

29' 9 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

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Family Friendly Kids will love to view the giant petrified trees strewn about the area near the trail.

Description

Travel along the Long Logs Trail for a journey through perhaps one of nature's best preserved prehistoric log piles.

Starting at the trailhead off the Long Logs Access Trail (Paved), continue along a short length of trail before reaching the loop. Wander either direction along the trail, taking your time to enjoy your surroundings and inspect the beautiful specimens of petrified wood along the trail.

Formed over 200 million years ago during the Triassic, these logs were quickly toppled and covered in silica-rich river sediments and volcanic ash. Over time, the lack of oxygen and microbes available to decompose these buried trees allowed groundwater to dissolve minerals from the surrounding sediment and begin to replace the organic material in the tree. After many hundred of years, the trees seen here were completely replaced by the mineral quartz, and since quartz is an extremely erosion-resistant mineral, they still exist to this day even as the surrounding sediments rapidly erode.

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  3.7 from 6 votes

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Petrified Wood seen just off the Long Logs Trail.
Jun 20, 2016 near Holbrook, AZ
Log-scape.
Jun 21, 2016 near Holbrook, AZ
Sunlight reflects the petrified colorful logs
Apr 3, 2020 near Holbrook, AZ
View of Long Logs Trail
Apr 3, 2020 near Holbrook, AZ

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Apr 4, 2019
Rock On
Dec 6, 2018
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Jul 16, 2018
Bernard Johnson
May 11, 2018
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Apr 13, 2018
Jaclyn Martin
Mar 4, 2018
Mckenzie Taylor
Jan 28, 2018
Taylor Scifo
Easy hike with some awesome petrified wood to check out!
Oct 6, 2017
Sarah McClure