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Pinnacles National Park

5000 Highway 146, Main Entrance Is Off of Hwy-25, Paicines, CA 95043-9770
+1 831-389-4485
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Surprisingly Enjoyable

We were on a California National Park trip and since Pinnacles was a NP, we decided to see it. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MikeB1952
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Balconies Cave

We entered the park from the wast entrance. It was a short drive from Soledad, CA to the entrance... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James H
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This natural site has spire-like rock formations reaching 1,200 feet high.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“east entrance” (53 reviews)
“high peaks” (28 reviews)
“rock formations” (31 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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5000 Highway 146, Main Entrance Is Off of Hwy-25, Paicines, CA 95043-9770
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+1 831-389-4485
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a California National Park trip and since Pinnacles was a NP, we decided to see it. We knew very little about the park before going. We just knew it was a bit out of the way and little traveled. It was a...More

Thank MikeB1952
Reviewed 1 week ago

We entered the park from the wast entrance. It was a short drive from Soledad, CA to the entrance gate and the visitors center. The short information video was worth viewing. The road into the park from the west ended after 2 miles, so the...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park has cave like trails that you really do need a flashlight for (cell phone light will do). It is very interesting and worth the visit.

Thank Matt T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to the east side of Pinnacles on a beautiful Sunday morning. It was a bit chilly when we arrived but would be very hot by the time we left. The visitors center does not open until 9:30, so planning ahead is very useful....More

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Just past the visitor check station, you’ll come to the Chaparral trail head parking. This trail head is well appointed with a picnic area and restrooms. From here you can pick up the Balconies Cave trail or the Juniper Canyon trail which will lead you...More

1  Thank ScarletAndGrey
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I have enjoyed hiking around this place for decades, from the caves to the reservoir, completely enjoyable!

Thank WinoExtreme
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Stunning. Bring a flashlight for the caves or your cell phone. It takes a little time to get there but well worth it.

Thank jill l
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We came here primarily for the Condors and we were there at the wrong time of day. There are a number "not here's". There is no road across or around the park; one entrance on each side. Access to the interior is by walking. The...More

1  Thank Hal72
Reviewed 12 August 2017

wonderful caves - an excellent hike - a fairly rough road getting there - the rangers were extremely helpful - real bathrooms are always a plus

Thank Estelle C
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this day hike, as well as the drive to down the unexpectedly rural Highway 25. Purchased the lifetime pass at the well appointed gift and snack shop at the entry area. Affordable camp and trailer sites, very scenic grounds for the sedate, the...More

1  Thank Cllark W
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Jo B
30 April 2017|
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Response from IheartZephyr | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm not sure if you have learnt that Pinnacles is divided by the natural rock formation into East and West Divisions, connected only by foot trails. There is no through road that connects the east and the west entrances... More
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cork1e
30 March 2017|
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Response from Robert V | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There is no restaurant really close by except for the general store at the campground. They have some limited stuff.
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