• 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)

Artist in Residence

*Due to staffing issues, The Artist in Residence program is temporarily on hold until further notice. Pinnacles National Monument apologizes for any inconvenience.

 
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Shooting Stars

Debbie Delatour

Pinnacles launched its Artist In Residence program in the Fall of 2008. This program immerses artists in the serenity and tranquility of a park wilderness setting. Far away from the lights, sounds and distractions of city life, artists can find inspiration in the solitude and the surroundings of the park.

Most residencies last about two weeks, with the artist expected to produce a few pieces, depending on the medium. Artists also interact with the public, often providing talks about their passion for art and their experience at the park. This program will ultimately involve many art councils, guilds and galleries in the process of selecting the artists and providing locations for displaying their work. We hope to create a solid base of artistic stewards that help the park through their artistic endeavors.

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No Pets

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.