Petrified Trail Loop
ElevationAscent: 601' 183 m
Descent: -592' -180 m
High: 2,711' 826 m
Low: 2,419' 737 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)
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“This loop combines the North Petrified Forest Trail, Maah Daah Hey, & South Petrified Forest Trail.”— Ethan Martinson
There's about a 175-foot ascent in the first half mile of the trail which is the second largest climb along the route. The North Petrified Forest Trail portion is the most strenuous portion of the loop and contains the most elevation change. There's a 300-foot descent then immediately a 300-foot ascent just before meeting the Maah Daah Hey trail. The Maah Daah Hey portion is almost entirely flat open grassland. The South Petrified Forest Trail is also mostly flat open grassland except for the area where the petrified wood is located.
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Land Manager: NPS - Theodore Roosevelt