• 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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  • Fee Free Days in Celebration of National Parks Week

    On Saturday April 19 and Sunday April 20, All National Parks including Pinnacles will waive entrance fees. In addition, Western National Park Association Sales in visitor centers of the park will be discounted by 15%

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.

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