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Pinnacles National Park, CA

National Park Service

Overview

Rising out of the chaparral-covered Gabilan Mountains, east of central California's Salinas Valley, are the spectacular remains of an ancient volcanic field. Massive monoliths, spires, sheer-walled canyons and talus passages define millions of years of erosion, faulting and tectonic plate movement.

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Camping, Lodging and Day Use
PINNACLES CAMPGROUND

Recreational Activities:

  • CAMPING
  • CLIMBING
  • HIKING
  • SWIMMING
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

Pinnacles National Park
5000 Highway 146
Paicines,CA,950439762
Phone: (831) 389 4486
Email: pinn_visitor_information@nps.gov

Directions:

No Through Road When driving to Pinnacles National Park, please keep in mind that there is no road that connects the east and west entrances of the park. Getting to the EAST SIDE: Take Hwy 101 to Hwy 25 south into Hollister, CA. On Hwy 25, go through the town of Hollister and continue about 30 miles to Hwy 146. Turn right on Hwy 146, into Pinnacles National Park. Turn left into the Pinnacles Campground to check in at Pinnacles Visitor Center. From the campground, the Bear Gulch Area, and most trail heads are 3.5 miles further into the park along Hwy 146. Getting to the WEST SIDE Take Hwy 101 to the town of Soledad, CA. Turn left onto Front Street and then take a right onto Hwy 146 east. Take care as you're driving through town; the highway takes a few turns. Follow Hwy 146 for 14 miles into Pinnacles National Park.

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