Pinnacles National Park

Have you already seen volcanic spires ?

Pinnacles is a pretty small park but full of things to do and see. The park is just two hours drive from San Francisco and is located in San Benito County, but a small section at the south end drifts into Monterey County.

Pinnacles is different from all other parks and this is the reason why you should go there.

The beauty of the volcanic spires formed by volcanoes along the San Andreas Fault is unique, caves are incredible place to explore, wildflowers glorious.



If you are an hiker a climber a bird watching or simply a family with children, you're at the good place!

In pinnacles there are several trails of varying length and difficulty. Since I am a passionate of hike I combined them all in a day hike of 13.5 miles (25km).You can hike during any season, but the rain might make it inaccessible caves. In the spring, the park explodes with wildflowers. In Wilderness people can sense being a part of the whole community of life on Earth, can retreat from civilization, and find healing, meaning and significance.

Trails list
  • Old Pinnacles trail to Balconies Cave
  • High Peaks – Balconies Cave Loop
  • High Peaks – Condor Gulch Loop
  • Bear Gulch Reservoir
  • ...

What you need to Know:

Hiking steep trails requires Energy and during the summer daytime temperature can reach above 100°F (38°C).You must carry at least two liters of water.

Dogs, and other pets are prohibited on Park trails (they are allowed in the picnic areas).

Cell phones don't work in the park ;)

Pinnacles National Park California
Pinnacles National Park California
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