An area of Pinnacles National Park is closed to the public for the reintroduction of the California condor. This closure will help the condors learn to live in the wild without becoming accustomed to humans. About 960 acres are closed, which is less than 4% of the Park.
No hiking trails are affected.
The following areas, based on the Mount Diablo Meridian, San Benito County, and within the boundaries of Pinnacles National Park, CA, are closed to public access, use of fire, and smoking:
The closed areas are marked with "Area Closed" signs.
Did You Know?
Pinnacles National Park began as a volcanic field that originated about 195 miles south of its present location. It has traveled northward along the San Andreas Fault, and currently moves at a rate of about 3 - 6 centimeters per year.