• High Peaks and Big Berry Manzanita. NPS Photo|Sierra Willoughby


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  • 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 »

For Teachers

Education Program Bear Gulch Caves NPS Photo | Sierra Willoughby

A ranger-led education program exploring the Bear Gulch Caves

NPS Photo | Sierra Willoughby

Let's Go on a Field Trip to America's Newest National Park!

Did you know that you can bring your students to Pinnacles National Park for a ranger-guided or teacher-guided field trip? Ranger-led programs are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays each week (reservation required).

To learn more about education programs offered in the park, including the application process, logistics, and how to prepare you and your students for this inspiring outdoor classroom, please take a look at the Pinnacles National Park
Educator's Preparation Guide.

Please contact the park two months in advance to make a reservation for a ranger-led field trip. All field trips require an Education Fee Waiver application.

Entrance Fee Waiver For Educational Field Trips

Visits from accredited educational institutions can have park entrance fees waived. You will need to apply for a fee waiver and send or Fax in your application to:

Pinnacles National Park
Attn: Education Programs
5000 Hwy 146
Paicines, CA 95043
(831)389-4486 ext.262 Office
(831)389-4288 Fax

Allow 60 days for your application to be processed.


Camp Pinnacles

Camp Pinnacles is an overnight science camp for fourth grade students held at Pinnacles National Park. Find out More.

Did You Know?

Starry skies. Photo courtesy of NASA.

The night sky is vital to many plants and animals that call Pinnacles home and it holds many meanings for many cultures. An unpolluted night sky is especially valuable to humans wishing to experience natural darkness, shooting stars, or the Milky Way.