• 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


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  • Fee Free Days in Celebration of National Parks Week

    On Saturday April 19 and Sunday April 20, All National Parks including Pinnacles will waive entrance fees. In addition, Western National Park Association Sales in visitor centers of the park will be discounted by 15%

Recycling at Pinnacles

Pinnacles Integrated Solid Waste Alternatives Program logo

In recent years, Pinnacles National Park has generated over 50 tons of solid waste per year. More than 3/4 of this waste comes from park visitors. As with the rest of California, the park was mandated to divert at least 50% of its waste from the landfill.

The most sustainable practice to achieve this goal is to Reduce what you bring into the park to only what is essential and reusable and to take back what is left to Reuse, Recycle and Rot (compost) at your home.


The next step is to participate in the recycling program. We’ve made it easier for you to do your share by placing many more cans all around the park, identified by the symbol above. You can deposit all your recyclable material without separating them, but please do not put in plastic bags or film, polystyrene (i.e., styrofoam), or food-contaminated material.

By working together toward this goal, we can reduce the amount of energy and raw material used to make these products as well as save space in our ever-decreasing landfills.

Hike, climb, picnic and RECYCLE!

Did You Know?

A Portrait of President Theodore Roosevelt

Pinnacles, Muir Woods, and the Grand Canyon were all set aside as national monuments in the span of seven days in January 1908 by Teddy Roosevelt.