Operating Hours & Seasons

Pinnacles National Park is Open for Day Use on the East & West Side


HEAVY TRAFFIC AND HIGH VISITATION RATE
Pinnacles experiences extremely high visitation on weekends, holidays, and throughout the spring. Expect long lines and delays getting into the park between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. Visitors hiking the High Peaks, Condor Gulch or the Moses Spring trail, should arrive before 8:00am (This is just an estimate. Parking may fill-up earlier).

 

Entrance Gate Hours:

East Side: 24 hour access to trails. No overnight parking.
West Side: Trail access is 7:30am to 8:00pm.



East Pinnacles Book Store

Open Thursday-Monday 9am-4pm
Run by the Western National Parks Association, this store sells all of the must-have Pinnacles souvenirs.
Phone: (831) 389-4485


Bear Gulch Nature Center

Open 10AM to 4PM
Closed Thurs / Fri

Phone
(831) 389-4486 x4235

Shuttle Schedule (east side only)

Canceled until further notice

Pinnacles Campground (east side only)

For all camping related inquires, please contact the campground at (831) 200-1722.

Hours of Operation - Pacific Time

9:30 am - 5:30 pm daily

Pinnacles Campground, operated by Pinnacles Recreation Co., an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service, is located on the East-side of the Pinnacles. They offer tent, RV, and group campsites. Reservations can be made online at www.recreation.gov. For more information, contact the Campground at (831) 200-1722.

West Pinnacles Visitor Contact Station
Open 10AM to 3PM
Closed Tuesday

Phone
(831) 389-4427 x4487
Camping is prohibited in West Pinnacles.
The West entrance of Pinnacles National Park is open daily from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm, Pacific Time.

 
 
 

Last updated: August 4, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

5000 Highway 146
Paicines, CA 95043

Phone:

(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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