• 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 »

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?

A close-up view of rhyolite breccia

Rhyolitic breccia is the rock that the High Peaks and other rock formations at Pinnacles are made of. Rhyolite breccia is composed of lava sand, ash, and angular chunks of rock that were explosively ejected from the Pinnacles Volcano.