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 »
On Friday, August 28, Superintendent Eric Brunnemann closed the park’s west side and all backcountry trails to regular staff and all visitors. “Due to the proximity and potential danger of the Gloria Fire burring into the park’s west side, I am compelled to temporarily close these areas of the park to insure the safety of our visitors and staff” Brunnemann explained. “We are working closely with Cal Fire and will be reassessing these closures each day,” Brunnemann continued.
Did You Know?
Pinnacles National Park is home to 14 of the 24 bat species in California. Pinnacles provides excellent habitat for many other species as well.