National Park Arizona
One of the best way to enjoy and experience Petrified Forest National Park is on foot. Designated trails range in length from less than a half-mile to almost three miles.
Stay on designated trails in developed hiking areas. Off-trail hiking damages the fragile grassland environment and disturbs wildlife habitat, creating unsightly "social" trails. Leaving the designated trail can also be hazardous for hikers due to loose rock and dangerous cliffs.
Pets are allowed on the developed trails. Pets must be kept on leash at all times. Pets are not permitted in park buildings (except for service animals). Please clean up after your animal.
Bicycles are not allowed on trails except for the half mile access trail that leads to the junction between the Long Logs and Agate House Trails.
At this time, none of the developed trails meet ADA requirements. Portions of some trails are accessible with assistance. Please see the descriptions below for more information.
Painted Desert Rim Trail
Long Logs and Agate House Trails can be combined for a total of 2.6 miles round trip. See below for individual trail descriptions.