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Meadow Walk

Take a 90 minute, docent led, walking tour of the Petrified Forest’s spectacular upper meadow with Naturalist David Storck.

During the 1/2 mile round trip tour, David will explain the volcanic activity and petrification of the forest.

Starting the walk to the Meadow

Guests will see native trees such as live oak, douglas-fir, madrone, manzanita, rare wildflowers, and a scenic overview of Mt. St. Helena.

Mt. St. Helena

Guests will see a 100 foot-high ash fall which contains deposits of volcanic material, such as tuff, rhyolite, iron, petrified wood chunks and obsidian.

This walk is rated moderate.

For those interested there is an additional nature walk through groves of coastal redwoods and tan oaks not seen on the main trail. This walk is an added 7/10 of a mile and is rated moderate. Please join us for a meadow walk. Meadow walk tours are held every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m., weather permitting. Other days and times are available by appointment. Phone: 707-942-6667 or email.