Operating Hours & Seasons

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

Pinnacles experiences extremely high visitation on weekends, holidays, and throughout the spring. Expect long lines and delays getting into the park between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Visitors hiking the High Peaks, Condor Gulch, Balconies, or Moses Spring trail should arrive before 8:00am (This is just an estimate. Parking may fill earlier).


Entrance Gate Hours:

East Side: 24 hour access to trails. No overnight parking outside of campground area.
West Side: Entry gate is open from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm. Day-use only.

East Pinnacles Book Store

Open Every Day from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (closed from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm for lunch)
Run by the Western National Parks Association, this store sells all of the must-have Pinnacles souvenirs.
(831) 389-4485

Bear Gulch Nature Center
Closed until further notice

(831) 389-4486 x4235

Shuttle Schedule (east side only)

Runs Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on the east side of the park. Service ends after Memorial Day.

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 Sunday-Monday from 9am to 3:30pm

(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.


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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

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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