• 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

    Pinnacles

    National Park California

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  • CAUTION: Trail Work and Horses Present on Juniper Canyon and Tunnel Trails

    Do not run or make loud noises near working horses. Only approach horses if directed to do so by trail work staff. If Horses are Approaching, find a safe place to step uphill and off the trail. Do not approach horses from behind (April 21 - 25)

Firearms/Weapons

The use or discharge of a firearm in Pinnacles National Park is prohibited, to include pellet and BB guns.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park.

The National Park Service has followed Congress’s directive and implemented the new firearms law which took effect on February 22, 2010.

For additional information, please visit our Laws & Policies page

Did You Know?

The Five Sisters rock formation, as seen from the Bear Gulch Reservoir

Pinnacles National Park began as a volcanic field that originated about 195 miles south of its present location. It has traveled northward along the San Andreas Fault, and currently moves at a rate of about 3 - 6 centimeters per year.