• High Peaks and Big Berry Manzanita. NPS Photo|Sierra Willoughby


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  • No Fires - Fire Danger EXTREME - No Fuego

    No Fires in the campground, no smoking on the trails. Observe these rules to protect park resources. No se permite fumar en los senderos, tampoco se permite las fogatas en el campamento. Proteja los recursos del parque y respete las advertencias. More »

  • Fee Increase at Pinnacles National Park

    On August 1, 2014 the 7 day entrance pass for Pinnacles National Park will increase to $10 for passenger vehicles and motorcycles; bicycle and pedestrian entry will increase to $5.00. The Pinnacles Annual Pass will increase on August 1 to $20.00. More »

Event Details

  • 04/18/2014

    Location: Peaks View Parking Area Fee Information: Free, Park Entrance Fee Required Contact Name: Pinnacles Visitor Center Contact Phone Number: (831)389-4485

From under a canopy of stars, become a nocturnal Pinnacles hiker with Volunteer Ranger Peter Szydlowski on this easy, two-mile hike on the level Bench and South Wilderness trails. This evening journey offers the unique opportunity to reconnect to natural darkness on this dark sky hike. Become attentive to your night vision and join the natural quiet

and stillness of Pinnacles National Park.

Duration of hike: 90 minutes. Overcast sky will cancel hike.

Meet at the High Peaks Picnic Area at 8:30 pm with layered clothing, sturdy boots, water, small flashlights with red lens (we will providered-lenses if needed).This hike is limited to 25 people and reservations are required. Sign up at the Pinnacles Visitor Center deskduring open hours, 9:30 am to 5 pm or call 831-389-4485. Groups of less than 6and children over 5 years old are preferred.