Pinnacles National Park

National Park, Park, and Other Great Outdoors
5000 Highway 146, Paicines, CA 95043, United States
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 8:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
    • Noon–4:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 2:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 6:00 AM–7:00 AM
    • Noon–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
    • 10:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:00 AM–Noon
    • 4:00 PM–5:00 PM
    • 8:00 PM–11:00 PM
8.9/10

Based on 44 votes

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Total Visitors
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  • What you need to know
    *iVy
    Condor Gulch Trail > High Peaks Trail > Bear Gulch Trail(2 Tips)
    Rochelle F.
    Try Juniper Canyon Trail and watch the peaks for condors!(3 Tips)
    Roxy L.
    big views(2 Tips)
    Kelly G.
    If you like rocks and condors.(3 Tips)
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  • *iVy

    Condor Gulch Trail > High Peaks Trail > Bear Gulch Trail is definitely a strenuous 6-7mi loop but worth every step. Stunning views and with a few sections of steps embedded in the rocks.

    *iVy · November 4, 2014
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  • Marni

    Beautiful hiking, but bring lots of water, it gets very hot in the summers.

    Marni · October 20, 2014
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  • Michelle Z.

    Great cave adventure --- good for both adults + kids . Morning hiking might be the best before the hot sun emits its full power. Remember to bring your own flash light -- it's a must!

    Michelle Zhou · August 30, 2014
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  • Meg

    The link on foursquare for the campground location is inaccurate and lacking. Go to the website for the best info. http://www.nps.gov/pinn/index.htm

    Meg · May 12, 2014
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  • Meg

    Use the East Entrance south of Hollister & Tres Pinos.

    Meg · May 11, 2014
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  • Marek M.

    Man this place is stunning...

    Marek Minecki · January 16, 2014
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  • Meg

    We drove through Hollister and used the East Entrance off hwy 25. E & W entrances on Highway 146 do not connect through the park. Look at maps carefully especially if you wish to reach the campground

    Meg · January 3, 2014
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  • Rochelle F.

    Best hike ever! Try Juniper Canyon Trail and watch the peaks for condors!

    Rochelle F · November 2, 2013
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  • Greg R.

    Bring a.flashlight so you can explore the caves!

    Greg Rose · September 3, 2013
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  • Roxy L.

    Bring your own food :) some sundries, beer, frozen foods, but not much just canned & dry goods. The 6 mile loop High Peaks via the caves is great for big views and mild to strenuous hiking.

    Roxy Lo · August 5, 2013
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  • Sierra S.

    www.nps.gov/pinn is the official website

    Sierra Spirit · May 10, 2013
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  • Jenny Y.

    Dear Mountain Gods, thank you for letting me finish my hike in one piece! :)

    Jenny Yang · February 25, 2013
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  • Kelley H.

    For an easy trail that's also full of sites, take the Moises Spring Trail. It's only a 2.5 mi loop & you climb thru caves, see rock formations, and end at a breathtaking lake.

    Kelley Hutchison · January 16, 2012
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  • Mark P.

    No signal for you!

    Mark P · July 20, 2011
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  • National Wildlife Federation

    Wildlife watch for House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) Read more

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  • Bonnie B.

    Check ahead to ensure amazing caves are open (closed periodically for bats). Rest/lunch at reservoir. Great campsite!

    Bonnie Boglioli-Randall · April 25, 2011
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  • Mon L.

    Arrive early, this is more like a check out!

    Mon Lam · March 13, 2011
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  • Zach B.

    There are two parking lots, so take note which one you parked in, or it could cost you an extra 5 or more mile hike!

    Zach Behrens · November 28, 2010
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  • Monica C.

    - Hike to the Caves, it is an amazing experience, watch out for the arrows on the cae walls to know which way to go" make sure to pack a headlamp or flash light! :) Read more

    Monica Clarke · April 19, 2010
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  • Kelly G.

    Spring is the best time of year to hike here during the day. If you like rocks and condors.

    Kelly Graham · March 22, 2010
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