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Well Worth the Drive

You have to leave the park to get there, and it's a bit confusing, but it is well worth the drive... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Petrified forest in southern park

Definitely recommend doing this early in the morning before the heat of the day. Take water and... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Joanne E
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16-mile scenic drive in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“dirt road” (7 reviews)
“great hike” (5 reviews)
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

You have to leave the park to get there, and it's a bit confusing, but it is well worth the drive to get there. Petrified wood is cool and all that, but this is probably one of the most scenic parts of the park and...More

2  Thank kedalion1
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Definitely recommend doing this early in the morning before the heat of the day. Take water and dress for hiking. Walk is strenuous in parts but mostly flat.

Thank Joanne E
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This was a great hike despite a scorching hot day. The only issue is that there is one place early in the hike where the trail is not clear. Go left a bit and you will see the wooden pole up on the hill. Once...More

1  Thank Hschonzeit
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great drive through with walking trails national park. If you have limited mobility, there are plenty of petrified pieces to see from the car. If you don't mind an easy walk you can get right up to the pieces. It is amazing!

Thank sloanjr
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I hiked out to the north Petrified Forest with my 1.5 year old son in a backpack carrier. On the hike in, we saw a bison and a feral horse. We stopped at the Petrified Forest for 45 minutes or so. There was a nice...More

1  Thank Ryan B
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Traveling back east and we were pleasantly surprised that the park was right off the interstate. We took a detour and added a visit to the park where we were not disappointed. Great views including beautiful fall colors and lots of wildlife sightings. Did the...More

1  Thank Mike C
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Did a quick hike to the north petrified forest (about 4 miles round trip). The drive to the trail head was 6 miles on a dirt round and through cattle pastures, had to maneuver around cows on the road at times. There was plenty of...More

2  Thank KCG21
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a nice loop. I preferred hiking through other sections of the park as the views don't change much during large sections of this loop. We did see a lot of Bison which was good and bad since we had to detour off the...More

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A couple tour books made it sound like one would have to do a full day hike to see the Petrified Forest. The full loop is a long hike (and I wish we'd had time to hike the entire loop!) but you can do a...More

3  Thank Hrothmir
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting The Petrified Forest National Park. The look out views were beautiful. We enjoyed visiting the old hotel and learning of the history. Learning about the petrified wood was interesting for the entire family. I recommend watching the short film at the visitor...More

3  Thank LesThomp
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