Balconies Cave is CLOSED
Due to recent rains and high water, the entrance gates to the Balconies Cave is closed. Hikers may bypass the cave area using the Balconies Cliff Trail. The Bear Gulch Cave on the east side of the park fully open. 3/3/2014
Bear Gulch Cave is OPEN!
Park biologists went up to Bear Gulch Cave this morning and found that the Townsend's Big Eared Bat colony has dispersed. The Bear Gulch Cave is fully open. 3/3/2014 More »
Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Pinnacles National Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
This program not only got youth excited about getting exercise but for visiting Pinnacles National Monument, a national park service site right in their backyard, and inspiring them to become stewards of this special place now and on into their future. Read more
Did You Know?
Pinnacles National Park has the greatest number of bee species per unit area of any place ever studied. The roughly 400 bee species are mostly solitary; they don't live in hives.