Pinnacles National Park offers a variety of opportunities for classrooms and organizations to explore the diverse ecosystems and geological beauty of this unique landscape.
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. Transportation reimbursement may be available for some qualifying schools. Contact the park for more details.
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 email@example.com.
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
*Allow 60 days for your application to be processed.*
Junior RangersDo 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: December 2, 2021