• Big-berry manzanita and the skyline of the high peaks greet visitors who explore the steep and narrow portion of the High Peaks trail. NPS Photo|Sierra Willoughby


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  • CAUTION: Trail Work and Horses Present on Juniper Canyon and Tunnel Trails

    Do not run or make loud noises near working horses. Only approach horses if directed to do so by trail work staff. If Horses are Approaching, find a safe place to step uphill and off the trail. Do not approach horses from behind (April 21 - 25)

Ranger-Led Programs

Pinnacles National Park is an ideal outdoor classroom for exploring the wonders of the natural world. Our goal is to provide students with field experience as a supplement to classroom learning through ranger-guided activities.

To schedule a Ranger-led program for your class:

Print and fill out the Educational Program / Fee Waiver Request form, and then fax both to the park at (831)389-4288. A park educator will call you to verify your dates and give you additional information. This form can also be sent via mail or Fax to:
Pinnacles National Park
Attn Education Programs
5000 Highway 146
Paicines, CA 95043
(831)389-4288 Fax

To prepare you and your students for the trip to Pinnacles:

Take a look at the Pinnacles National Park Educator's Preparation Guide.

Did You Know?

Yellow Starthistle

The yellow star thistle is one of many invasive (non-native) plants threatening the ecosystems of Pinnacles. Many seeds are accidentally transported into the park on shoes and gear; you can do your part to prevent the spread of these pests by cleaning shoes, socks, and gear before visiting the park.