Education

Ranger leading a field trip
A Park Ranger welcomes students and teachers to Pinnacles.

Photo by NPS/Kurt Moses

 

Pinnacles National Park offers a variety of opportunities for classrooms and organizations to explore America's newest National Park!

Plan a Ranger Guided Field Trip!

Did you know that you can bring your students to Pinnacles National Park for a free ranger-guided field trip? Ranger-led programs are offered Wednesday through Friday, and are held on the east side of the park. Note the road system into the west side of Pinnacles cannot accommodate buses. Reservations required.

Please send inquiries to elizabeth_hudick@nps.gov or call 831-389-4486 ext 267.

Schedule a Ranger Visit!

Having trouble gathering your group for a trip to Pinnacles? Schedule a ranger to come to you! For free! Ranger visits can be scheduled year round, Wednesday through Friday. Please send inquiries to elizabeth_hudick@nps.gov

Plan a Self-Guided Field Trip!

Planning to take your classroom on a field trip to Pinnacles, but don't need a ranger as a guide? A ranger is not required for self-guided excursions in the park! No scheduling is necessary; however, you may request an entrance fee waiver.

Entrance Fee Waiver For Educational Field Trips

Visits from accredited educational institutions can have park entrance fees waived. You will need to apply for a fee waiver and submit your application to:

Pinnacles National Park
Attn: Education Programs
5000 Hwy 146
Paicines, CA 95043
Office Phone: (831)389-4486 ext. 262
Admin Fax: (831)389-4289

*Allow 60 days for your application to be processed.*

 
Junior Ranger book
Children of all ages can complete their Junior Ranger book and earn a badge.

Photo by NPS/Kurt Moses

Junior Rangers

Do you want to learn more about Pinnacles National Park as you hike and explore? Ask about our free Junior Ranger program at either visitor center, or download a copy of our Junior Ranger Book here.

Last updated: August 29, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

5000 Highway 146
Paicines, CA 95043

Phone:

(831) 389-4486
To contact the Pinnacles Campground Store please call (831) 389-4538.

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