Petrified Forest Loop, Theodore Roosevelt National Park

4.6
#2 of 6 in Scenic Drive in North Dakota
Petrified Forest Loop is located in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. A visit to Petrified Forest Loop represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Theodore Roosevelt National Park itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
Create an itinerary including Petrified Forest Loop
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Petrified Forest Loop Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
48 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • For the Petrified Forest area, you have to go out of the park west then north. The brown park signs can be hard to see. Take I-94 north to exit 23. Follow Forest Service Road 730. It is a gravel road ...  more »
  • The road out to the Petrified Forest Loop isn't marked extremely well, so keep your eyes out for the small brown signs (other roads lead to ranches or oil well facilities). Once you get to the parking...  more »
Google
  • The petrified forest is very cool. Saw a lone buffalo and a few wild horses on our trip. Nice long hike. Only steep at the beginning and end of the hike.
  • Awesome place to take a day hike. Absolutely beautiful. I didn't get to see the Buffalo but seen many signs they had been there. I would suggest to bring a walking stick if you go on the 5 mile hike through the pasture since snakes can be bad. You can also take the 1/2 mile hike to see lots of petrified wood. Great place to stop with the kids.
Places to stay near Petrified Forest Loop

Plan your trip to Theodore Roosevelt National Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

4.8
Duration: 8​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 8​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Theodore Roosevelt National Park

4.2
Duration: 2​h