No Fires - Fire Danger EXTREME - No Fuego
No Fires in the campground, no smoking on the trails. Observe these rules to protect park resources. No se permite fumar en los senderos, tampoco se permite las fogatas en el campamento. Proteja los recursos del parque y respete las advertencias. More »
Fee Increase at Pinnacles National Park
On August 1, 2014 the 7 day entrance pass for Pinnacles National Park will increase to $10 for passenger vehicles and motorcycles; bicycle and pedestrian entry will increase to $5.00. The Pinnacles Annual Pass will increase on August 1 to $20.00. More »
Frequently Asked Questions
How should I prepare for a trip to the monument? First, know the road through the monument, Highway 146, does not connect the east and west sides of Pinnacles. The eastside of the monument is located off highway 25, about 30 miles from Hollister (to the north) and King City (to the south). Please make sure your car has enough gas to travel to and from the park. The westside of Pinnacles is found 12 miles east of the town of Soledad, off of highway 101. Soledad also provides services such as gas, restaurants and groceries. Both entrances to the monument are located on Highway 146, which is obstructed within the park boundary by the Pinnacles rock formations.
Should I come to the eastside or westside of Pinnacles?
What can I see from my car?
Can I bring my pet?
What is the status of the Caves?
What are the Pinnacles? The pinnacles are rocky spires that remain from an ancient volcanic field. Millions of years worth of volcanic activity, tectonic plate movement, and erosional forces have created the rugged landscape we see today.
When is the peak of the wildflower season?
What is the green rock found around the monument?
For more information, call (831) 389-4485 or send us an e-mail.
Did You Know?
Pinnacles National Park began as a volcanic field that originated about 195 miles south of its present location. It has traveled northward along the San Andreas Fault, and currently moves at a rate of about 3 - 6 centimeters per year.