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.12/1/13 More »
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 2013
Moonlight Hike September 14th, 8:30 - 10:30 p.m.
The formations within and above Bear Gulch become other-worldly when bathed in the soft moonglow of a Pinnacles' September night. Join retired ranger Peter Szydlowski on this moderate two-mile hike on which attentiveness, quiet and (at times) stillness are encouraged. Meet at the Nature Center at 8:30PM with a small flashlight, water, sturdy boots, a pad to sit on (optional), the hike will end about 10:30PM. Limited to 25 hikers (no more than six from the same family or group). Sign up at the visitor center.
Although our objective is to hike by moonlight and our natural vision, do bring a flashlight with the lens covered with some red material, layered clothing, a pad to sit on and a quiet attentive attitude.
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 offers comingled recycling of many materials, including cans, glass, paper, cardboard, and plastics 1 - 7. During your visit, just look for one of our recycling bins in any of our parking areas.