Things To Do

Hiking Trails

There are over 30 miles of hiking trails at Pinnacles National Park, ranging from easy, flat walks to more challenging, all-day hikes. Please remember to carry and drink plenty of water, especially during the hot summer months.


Pinnacles Campground is now within the boundaries of Pinnacles National Park, and is managed by a concessionaire. Reservations are handled by or 1-877-444-6777. Tent, RV, and group sites are available.


Ranger Programs

Ranger programs will be offered throughout the fall, winter, and spring. See our Program Schedule for a full list of programs or check our events calendar to learn about programs that may be offered during your visit.

Rock Climbing

There are hundreds of routes on both sides of the park. If you've never climbed at Pinnacles, be sure to read our climber's safety advisory. You'll also want to check our raptor advisory page for information on routes that are under adisory to protect nesting prairie and peregrine falcons.

Talus Caves

There are two talus caves at Pinnacles: the Bear Gulch Cave is closer to the east parking areas, and the Balconies Cave is closer to the west entrance. Check the status of the caves before you plan your visit.


Bird Watching

From the California Condor to the Acorn Woodpecker, birding can be very productive at Pinnacles National Park. Check our birding page for information on where to go and what you might see.

Last updated: March 3, 2018

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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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