Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.John Muir
About the Park
Pinnacles National Park is one of the newest parks known for its spectacular rock formations, caves, great hiking trails, and spring wildflowers. The rock formations are the remains of an ancient volcano that formed the massive monoliths and sheer-walled canyons.
Check out the view from the park!
Live it up!
Best Things to do in the Park
- Hike the beautiful Bear Gulch Cave Trail through the narrow canyon. This was our favorite.
- High Peaks Loop Trail for great views of the Pinnacles
- See some amazing wildflower blooms in the spring
- Go birdwatching and try to see the endangered California Condor
We had a wonderful experience hiking the many great trails through the unusual rock formations in Pinnacles National Park and stopped here at Bear Gulch Reservoir for a snack and to enjoy the view.
Size of Park
The park has more than 400 species of bees.
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