• 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

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  • CAUTION: Trail Work and Horses Present on Juniper Canyon and Tunnel Trails

    Do not run or make loud noises near working horses. Only approach horses if directed to do so by trail work staff. If Horses are Approaching, find a safe place to step uphill and off the trail. Do not approach horses from behind (April 21 - 25)

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?

A bat in caves at Pinnacles NM

Pinnacles National Park is home to 14 of the 24 bat species in California. Pinnacles provides excellent habitat for many other species as well.