• Big-berry manzanita and the skyline of the high peaks greet visitors who explore the steep and narrow portion of the High Peaks trail. NPS Photo|Sierra Willoughby

    Pinnacles

    National Park California

Closure Area

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:

1) Township 17 South, Range 8 East, Western 1/2 of Section 5, approx. 320 acres.

2) Township 17 South, Range 8 East, Southern 3/4 of Section 6, approx. 480 acres.

3) Township 17 South, Range 8 East, Northern 1/4 of Section 7, approx. 160 acres.

4) Township 17 South, Range 8 East, Northern 1/4 of Section 6, lands 1200 feet above sea level altitude and southeast of Highway 146, approximately 140 acres.

5) Township 16 South, Range 8 East, Southern 3/4 of Section 31, lands 1200 feet above sea level altitude and southeast of Highway 146, approximately 150 acres.

The closed areas are marked with "Area Closed" signs.

Did You Know?

Pinnacles ISWAP logo

Pinnacles National Park offers comingled recycling of many materials, including cans, glass, paper, cardboard, and plastics 1 - 7. During your visit, just look for one of our recycling bins in any of our parking areas.