Does Pinnacles National Park have ADA accessible facilities and activities?
Yes. The visitor contact centers on both the east and west sides of the park are fully ADA accessible. Restrooms at the West Pinnacles Contact Station are also fully accesible. Parking areas have marked handicap spaces convenient to facilities. Picnic areas can be wheelchair accessed with assistance.
What information does Pinnacles National Park have for persons who are visually impaired?
Pinnacles National Park has a park brochure available in braille. If you would like a copy of the brochure, please call us at (831)389-4485 or send us an email.
Because much of the park's terrain is steep and rocky, trail access for visitors with mobility impairments is limited. A section of the Bench Trail has recently been hardened and graded for wheelchair access. This gently rolling trail passes through oak woodlands and offers views of the High Peaks rock formation. The trailhead is at the Peaks View Picnic Area near the east entrance of the park.
On the west side, the Chaparral area near the west entrance offers views of Pinnacles’ most spectacular geological formations directly from or near the parking area. A new accessible trail called the Prewett Point Trail leaves from the West Pinnacles Contact Station. The trail is just under a mile in length and offers panaromic views of the High Peaks and the Balconies Cliffs.
Our goal is to continue to strive to make our web pages accessible to web visitors who are using assistive technologies. If you have a problem accessing information on our site, please send us an email or call (831)389-4486 ext. 243.