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 »
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. 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) 389-4427 ext 0.
Night Program Schedule for 2014
One Saturday a Month (June through September):
DARK SKY HIKE
When: Saturday, June 28 @ 9:30pm-10:30pm
This walk is limited to 25 people, please make reservations Sign up at the Pinnacles Visitor Center or call 831-389-4485
FULL MOON HIKES
When: Saturday, July 12, August 10 and September 6 @ 8:30pm-10:00pm
This walk is limited to 25 people, please make reservations Sign up at the Pinnacles Visitor Center or call 831-389-4485. Groups of less than 6 and children over 5 years old are preferred.
Don't Forget... Evening Programs are held at the Pinnacles Campground Amphitheater on Friday and Saturday evenings beginning the first weekend in March to Labor Day Weekend. Reservations are NOT required.
Did You Know?
The night sky is vital to many plants and animals that call Pinnacles home and it holds many meanings for many cultures. An unpolluted night sky is especially valuable to humans wishing to experience natural darkness, shooting stars, or the Milky Way.