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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 »

Plan a Field Trip

Ranger-led Field Trips to Pinnacles National Park

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.

NOTE: All space available has been reserved through the end of May. Pinnacles is now taking applications for ranger programs during the fall 2014 season.

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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.