Giant Logs Trail

Hikers walking on trail through grassland and pieces of petrified wood, mostly cloudy sky above.
Visitors on Giant Logs Trail

NPS Photo/Hallie Larsen

Quick Facts
Behind the Rainbow Forest Museum 2 miles from the south entrance, 26 miles from the north entrance
Most colorful and massive logs, highest concentration of petrified wood.

Accessible Sites, Benches/Seating, Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Information Kiosk/Bulletin Board, Parking - Auto, Parking - Bus/RV, Picnic Shelter/Pavilion, Picnic Table, Restroom, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Toilet - Vault/Composting, Trailhead, Trash/Litter Receptacles, Water - Bottle-Filling Station, Water - Drinking/Potable

Length: 0.4 mile (0.6 km) loop
Location: Behind Rainbow Forest Museum

Trail guide available at Rainbow Forest Museum

Giant Logs features some of the largest and most colorful logs in the park. "Old Faithful", at the top of the trail, is almost ten feet wide at the base!

This paved trail has several sets of stairs and may not be suitable for strollers or mobility equipment.
Tread width: 57 in (145.6 cm), min 48 in (121.9 cm)
Grade: 4.8%, max 19.1%
Cross Slope: 2.5%, max 13.4%

Petrified Forest National Park

Last updated: December 22, 2022