• 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)

Natural Features & Ecosystems

 
Flashlights are required in the cave.

The Balconies Cave is a narrow canyon with a roof of talus.

Pinnacles National Park gets its name from rock spires and crags that are remnants of an ancient volcanic field, which eroded over millions of years as portions of the field moved northward along the San Andreas Fault. Rock debris in the form of boulders has weathered and settled, leaving behind spires of volcanic rock and talus caves.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

California condors have a wingspan approaching nine and a half feet. Condors soar and glide at up to 55 miles per hour, and can sometimes be mistaken for a small airplane. More...