Periodically, a variety of Ranger-guided activities take place under the mysterious night sky at Pinnacles. These nighttime activities usually take place on weekends anytime of the year. Possible activities include Dark-Sky and Full-Moon Hikes, Nighttime Cave Explorations, or even gazing at the wonders of space at one of our Star Parties.
Night hiking opportunities are limited to 25 visitors per program. Reservations are required (no more than 1 week in advance). Individuals may reserve up to five spots per group. For reservations, come in person or call the Pinnacles Visitor Center (Eastside) at (831) 389-4485, or for night hikes that meet at Chaparral parking lot (Westside), call (831) 537-7220.
Night Program Schedule for 2014
No night programs are scheduled at this time, Please feel free to join a ranger at one of the evening programs at the Pinnacles Campground Friday and Saturday evenings.
Don't Forget... Evening Programs are held at the Pinnacles Campground Amphitheater on Friday and Saturday evenings beginning the first weekend in March to July 6th. Reservations are NOT required.
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.