Current Conditions


Temporary Operational Guidelines

The park has implemented modifications to operations to support federal, state and local efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Weather Forecast

Check the current weather forecast for Pinnacles National Park from the National Weather Service

Fire Danger


Wood and charcoal fires (including wood-burning stoves) are prohibited in the park.

Propane stoves are permitted in designated camp sites.

No smoking on trails. Smoking is restricted to inside personal vehicles.

Talus Cave Closure Status

Both the Bear Gulch and Balconies Caves are subject to closures due to Townsends big eared bat activity or dangerous conditions such as high water during and after storms. Check here for the current Talus Cave Status.

Climbing Advisory And Closure Status

The cliffs and crags at Pinnacles National Park are subject to advisories and closures due to falcons and other sensitive raptor species breeding at the park from January to July every year. Check here for the current Raptor Advisory Status.

Last updated: October 15, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

5000 Highway 146
Paicines, CA 95043


(831) 389-4486
To contact the Pinnacles Campground, please call (831) 200-1722.

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