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 »
NPS Photo | Martha Willoughby
Ranger programs are a fun way to enhance your experience at Pinnacles National Park. Programs are generally offered on weekends (at both the East and West sides of Pinnacles) from mid February through the end of May. Evening programs are offered on the east side of the park at Pinnacles Campground Friday and Saturday evenings from mid February through Labor Day.
All ranger programs are FREE. Upon your arrival to the park, ask a park ranger or consult one of the Ranger Activity Boards located outside the Pinnacles Visitor Center, the Bear Gulch Nature Center, or the West Pinnacles Visitor Contact Station for the day's opportunities.
Special programming, including the West Pinnacles Speaker Series, night hikes and other unique Pinnacles events are also scheduled through out the year. Please check the Schedule of Events page to find out if they are occuring during your visit!
2014 East Pinnacles Ranger Program Schedule:
Evening Ranger Program
Friday and Saturday Evenings, 30-45 minutes (February 14 through September 1). Program times vary each month:
Evening programs happen at the Pinnacles Campground Amphitheater; and the presentation topics are ranger's choice. Please check the 'Ranger Activity' bulletin boards in front of the Pinnacles Visitor Center or the Bear Gulch Nature Center.
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
2014 West Pinnacles Program Schedule
Summer Speaker Series
5:30pm Once a month at Soledad Library (June, July August):
Bandido: The Life and Times of Tiburcio Vasquez
2015 Summer Speaker SeriesTHANKS FOR JOINING US! If you have ideas for speakers on any of the monthly topics we have for June, July and August let us know.
Did You Know?
Dogs are not permitted on park trails. This allows for more frequent wildlife sightings, and ensures that other visitors will not be annoyed or frightened by dogs. Dogs are permitted on most US Forest Service trails.