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.12/1/13 More »
An Ancient Volcanic Field
Rising out of the chaparral-covered Gabilan Mountains, east of central California's Salinas Valley, are the spectacular remains of an ancient volcanic field. Massive monoliths, spires, sheer-walled canyons and talus passages define millions of years of erosion, faulting and tectonic plate movement.Read More
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.Read More
Check the status of the two talus caves at Pinnacles: the Bear Gulch Cave and the Balconies Cave.Read More
Interested in climbing at Pinnacles? Check here first for information about raptor advisories, safety tips, and links to climbing organizations.Read More
Did You Know?
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.