Ginkgo Petrified Forest

Easy hikes in the Ginkgo Petrified Sate Park. Three miles of interpretive trails at the state park headquarters and five miles of round trip trails in the backcountry near Vantage. Enjoy the petrified forest and wildflowers along the Columbia River.

getting there

Drive I-90 to Exit 136, Huntzinger Road. Turn left onto the Old Vantage Highway to the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Headquarters and Interpretive Trails.  Continue on to Recreation Road for the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Backcountry.

On the trail

Ginkgo Petrified Forest Interpretive Trails

There are three miles of interpretive loop trails at the state park headquarters.

Ginkgo Petrified Forest Backcountry

A moderate 5 mile round trip hike in the backcountry of the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park. It begins on a road and soon leaves to follow a wildflower rich, high bench overlooking the Columbia River. Parts of this hike may be off trail in open sage, but there is a way trail along the bench.

Information for Leaders

The Mountaineers has a commercial use permit with Washington State Parks for all free and fee-based outings at state parks. Leaders should carry a print or digital copy of our  commercial use permit to show rangers they may encounter.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 850 ft
  • 2,600 ft
  • WA DNR Yakima
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