Born of Fire

23 million years ago multiple volcanoes erupted, flowed, and slid to form what would become Pinnacles National Park. What remains is a unique landscape. Travelers journey through chaparral, oak woodlands, and canyon bottoms. Hikers enter rare talus caves and emerge to towering rock spires teeming with life: Prairie and Peregrine falcons, Golden eagles, and the inspiring California condor.

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California Condors in Pinnacles

California Condors at Pinnacles

Pinnacles National Park is a release site for the endangered California condor. You may see a condor as you hike some of the Park trails.

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Bear Gulch Cave and Balconies Cave

Talus Caves

Check the status of the two talus caves at Pinnacles: the Bear Gulch Cave and the Balconies Cave.

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A Ranger leads a walk in the Bear Gulch Cave Area

Ranger Programs

Join us and explore your national park with a ranger or volunteer. All programs are free.

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Rock Climbing at Pinnacles

Rock Climbing

Interested in climbing at Pinnacles? Check here first for information about raptor advisories, safety tips, and links to climbing organizations.

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