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Agate House and Long Logs

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Agate House
Agate House
map: Agate House and Long Logs loop
Petrified log
Agate House


How to Get There
This hike is located near Holbrook, AZ.

To get to the trailhead: From Holbrook area, take I-40 East to exit 311 (24 miles). The North entrance to the Petrified Forest National Park is here. The trail head starts at the Rainbow Forest Museum parking lot, which is about 26 miles from the north entrance. After parking, head back to the Petrified Forest Road and cross it. Start walking on the road back over the dry wash (away from the exit to the park). The signed trailhead will be on your right.

To get to the south entrance to the Petrified Forest National Park, take HWY-180 south-east 19 miles to the South entrance of the park. The trail head starts at the Rainbow Forest Museum parking lot at the south entrance.
Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest National Park and North Eastern AZ

Hike details

2.40 [Miles] Total
Hike Distance- Details
The total hiking distance is about 2.4 miles (both trails).
1.00 [Hours]
This hike took about 60 minutes with a leisurely pace.
Elevation Change
0 Total gain/loss [Feet]
Elevation Loss
0 Total Elevation Loss[Feet]
Elevation Gain
0 Total Elevation Gain [Feet]
Elevation Details
Elevation change: none to speak of.
Rating details


Best Season
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • October
  • November
Worst Season
  • June
  • July
  • August
Season Details
All Year. If hiking in the summer, best start this hike early in the morning because it can get hot. Best hiked during fall and spring.
Date Hike completed
March 06, 2005


Solitude Details
This is a popular national park. Expect to share this trail with 30 other hikers and sightseers.


Difficulty Rating
difficulty detail
Be Aware of: entry fee for the National Park.

30 yr old Recommendation: The partially restored pueblo is really impressive. The hike described here is an Easy hike.


Be Aware of
Fee to enter the park

Hike to the Agate House and Long Logs in the petrified forest national park, Arizona.

These are actually two hikes, both accessed by a 0.5 mile walk from the Rainbow Forest Museum at the South entrance. To get to the trailhead, follow the signs for the Agate House trail, which crosses the main road to the south-east. After 0.5 miles, you will reach the old parking area (now closed to cars) for the Long Logs trail and the Agate House trail. The Agate House trail is another 0.5 miles from the old parking area to an impressive partially restored pueblo made from the native petrified rock.

The Long Logs trail is a 0.6 mile loop trail that also starts from the old parking area. This area consists of the largest collection of petrified rock in the park.

Both trails are well marked and there is plenty to see. Enjoy!

Don't take any of the petrified wood here, please leave it for future generations to enjoy. 


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