The dry climate of Pinnacles may seem like an unlikely place for ferns to grow. During the summer months, deep canyons provide shade for moisture-loving species, such as maidenhair and horsetail ferns. Other species, such as the bird's-foot and coffee ferns, tolerate dry conditions.
For more information about ferns and other plant species at Pinnacles National Monument, visit our Digital Herbarium.
Did You Know?
Dogs are not permitted on park trails. This allows for more frequent wildlife sightings, and ensures that other visitors will not be annoyed or frightened by dogs. Dogs are permitted on most US Forest Service trails.