• 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


    National Park California


The bookstores at Pinnacles National Park are operated by the Western National Parks Association. They carry a wide variety of books for adults and children, as well as souvenirs such as t-shirts, hats, tote bags, magnets, patches, and pins. Safety items such as water and flashlights are also available.

Trail guides for the following trails can be purchased at our bookstores: Bear Gulch (Six Bridges Nature trail Guide), Moses Spring, Balconies, Condor Gulch and and the lower High Peaks (Geology Trail Guide). Checklists for birds, mammals, plants, butterflies, and reptiles and amphibians are priced at about $1 each.

You can purchase these items in person, or by calling the Bookstore Manager at (831)389-4486 ext 229. Your purchases help support park projects.

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.