Born of Fire

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

A Pinnacles landscape with an article about summer visitation tips.
Top 10 Tips for Summer Visitors

Check out these Ranger Recommendations for recreating responsibly in the summer!

A raccoon forages for food.
Keep Wildlife Wild

Help protect wildlife by storing food properly and keeping your distance from all park animals.

Detailed information about the Pinnacles Campground.
Camping at Pinnacles

The Pinnacles Campground is located near the Visitor Center. Backpacking is not allowed.

The Red Legged Frogs
Red Legged Frogs.

Exercise caution while exploring the caves. Frogs mate at the Bear Gulch Reservoir and some may be on the dark floor of the cave.

Hiking at Pinnacles
Take a Hike!

From short trails for the whole family to strenuous hikes for the serious adventurer, Pinnacles has something for everyone!

Last updated: March 17, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

5000 East Entrance Road
Paicines, CA 95043


831 389-4486
Please call the number above for all park related inquiries. For camping questions contact the Pinnacles Campground at (831) 200-1722. For the park book store, please call (831) 389-4485.

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