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Crystal Forest Trail

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Length


0.9 Miles 1.4 Kilometers


38' 12 m

Ascent

-38' -12 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

5,563' 1,696 m

High

5,531' 1,686 m

Low

Shared By Ramoun Cabuhay

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Easy access from the road with paved trails amongst beautiful crystal-like petrified wood.

Ramoun Cabuhay

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Family Friendly An easy, rolling paved trail with crystalized wood logs located very close to the parking lot.

Please leave the petrified wood for others to enjoy. Report any removal of petrified wood or other materials to park staff.

Overview

Named for the presence of the beautiful crystals that can be found in the petrified logs, this trail offers one of the best opportunities to experience the petrified wood deposits.

Description

The trail starts at the parking lot and heads to a fork where visitors may choose which direction they'd like to go, although going right will provide you with a quicker encounter with the crystalized wood. The rolling trail takes visitors up close to the petrified wood of varying sizes and is perfect for all abilities.

The best times to visit would be early morning or late afternoon as the sun provides photographers with excellent shots of the wood as well as beautiful shots of the surrounding landscape. Also, these times of day provide milder temperatures making the trip much more enjoyable.

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Feb 2, 2019
Nick Preston
Neat trail with petrified wood all around 1mi
Nov 21, 2018
Danielle Recknagel
Jul 14, 2018
Seth Chitwood
Mar 28, 2018
Ward Pate
Asphalt paved trail that takes you by lots of petrified trees. It’s short with some elevation change and no shade in site. Well worth doing/seeing.
Mar 26, 2018
Ginger Ingram
Mar 10, 2018
Brittany Hilborn
Dec 28, 2017
Mai Tran
Dec 27, 2017
Wie Yusuf

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  4.0 from 6 votes

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