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Pinnacles National Park

5000 Highway 146, Main Entrance Is Off of Hwy-25, Paicines, CA 95043-9770
+1 831-389-4485
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Pinnacles National Park: High Peaks Trail (from W entrance)

Just past the visitor check station, you’ll come to the Chaparral trail head parking. This trail... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ScarletAndGrey
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Ohio
My favorite National Park

I have enjoyed hiking around this place for decades, from the caves to the reservoir, completely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
WinoExtreme
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San Francisco, California
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This natural site has spire-like rock formations reaching 1,200 feet high.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“east entrance” (53 reviews)
“high peaks” (63 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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5000 Highway 146, Main Entrance Is Off of Hwy-25, Paicines, CA 95043-9770
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just past the visitor check station, you’ll come to the Chaparral trail head parking. This trail head is well appointed with a picnic area and restrooms. From here you can pick up the Balconies Cave trail or the Juniper Canyon trail which will lead you...More

1  Thank ScarletAndGrey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have enjoyed hiking around this place for decades, from the caves to the reservoir, completely enjoyable!

Thank WinoExtreme
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning. Bring a flashlight for the caves or your cell phone. It takes a little time to get there but well worth it.

Thank jill l
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We came here primarily for the Condors and we were there at the wrong time of day. There are a number "not here's". There is no road across or around the park; one entrance on each side. Access to the interior is by walking. The...More

Thank Hal72
Reviewed 12 August 2017

wonderful caves - an excellent hike - a fairly rough road getting there - the rangers were extremely helpful - real bathrooms are always a plus

Thank Estelle C
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this day hike, as well as the drive to down the unexpectedly rural Highway 25. Purchased the lifetime pass at the well appointed gift and snack shop at the entry area. Affordable camp and trailer sites, very scenic grounds for the sedate, the...More

Thank Cllark W
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

▪️Arrived at Balconies Cave Trailhead parking lot about 9 am on a June Saturday. Many available parking spots at that time. ▪️Temp was on the way to over 100 which helps explain why so much parking was available. We went thru a lot of water...More

2  Thank packcal
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We left Paso Robles around 7:30 am and headed north on 101. After a beautiful drive from Highway 101 through the mountains and ranches with hardly any traffic, we arrived at the east entrance at about 9 am. The park was not crowded. We found...More

Thank cavebearagain
Reviewed 22 July 2017

My friend and I stopped at Pinnacles National Park while southbound on Hwy 101. It's about a half-hour drive from Soledad on State Hwy 146. The road is well-kept but fairly winding, so be prepared for alert driving through somewhat rough country. Once at the...More

Thank Galeda
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We made a quick stop here and enjoyed a short hike to the caves. We saw what appeared to be a California Condor soaring high above. This is their nesting place. This is very natural and has a small visitor's center. It was very hot,...More

Thank lwajj
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Jo B
30 April 2017|
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Response from IheartZephyr | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm not sure if you have learnt that Pinnacles is divided by the natural rock formation into East and West Divisions, connected only by foot trails. There is no through road that connects the east and the west entrances... More
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cork1e
30 March 2017|
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Response from Robert V | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There is no restaurant really close by except for the general store at the campground. They have some limited stuff.
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