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Pinnacles Expected to Re-Open 1.13.23

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Date: January 11, 2023
Contact: Chris Symons

Pinnacles is set to re-open this Friday, 1/13/23, after closing due to flooding and hazardous conditions earlier this week. While some damage and storm conditions remain in some areas, the park expects to be able to resume operations on both sides Friday morning.

A few trails and roads require continued servicing, or more time to allow hazards to abate, and will likely remain closed for the immediate future; The Balconies and Bear Gulch caves, and the Chalone Peak trail beginning at the reservoir, are likely going to remain closed. The rest of the park is expected to be passable again, though visitors are still encouraged to exercise caution as hazards may still remain from the storm, as well as be caused by the continuing showers of the winter rainy season.

Tree and rock falls on roads and trails, rivers running over the roads and trails at stream crossings, and washes covered in mud or sand are the most common environmental hazards a visitor is likely to encounter when visiting after a storm. Use extreme caution when recreating in wild spaces, such as National Parks! Conditions can change rapidly, and don’t always reflect the expectations of current weather when in more developed places like cities.

Last updated: January 15, 2023

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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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