Some 23 million years ago multiple volcanoes erupted, flowed, and slid to form what would become Pinnacles National Park. What remains is a unique landscape. Travelers journey through chaparral, oak woodlands, and canyon bottoms. Hikers enter rare talus caves and emerge to towering rock spires teeming with life: prairie and peregrine falcons, golden eagles, and the inspiring California condor. Read More
Born of Fire
Take a Hike!
From short trails for the whole family to strenuous hikes for the serious adventurer, Pinnacles has something for everyone!
Keep Wildlife Wild
Help protect wildlife by storing food properly and keeping your distance from all park animals.
Camping at Pinnacles
The Pinnacles Campground is located near the Visitor Center. Backpacking is not allowed.
Red Legged Frogs.
Exercise caution while exploring the caves, frogs mate at the Bear Gulch Reservoir and some may be in the dark floor of the cave.