Pinnacles National Park Travel Guide


Plan Your Pinnacles National Park Vacation

Pinnacles may be our nation’s newest national park, but Teddy Roosevelt recognized the uniqueness of this ancient volcano—its jagged spires and monoliths thrusting upward from chaparral-covered mountains—when he made it a national monument in 1908. Legends abound of robbers and banditos who used the park’s talus caves as hideouts, though undoubtedly the park’s most famous denizens today are the singularly magnificent California condors, which were all but extinct just 25 years ago. Though only about two hours from the bustling Bay Area, the outside world seems to recede even before you reach the park’s gates.


Pinnacles National Park Hotels

There aren’t any hotels or lodges within the park, so if you want to stay overnight, camping at the Pinnacles Campground... read more

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Things To Do in Pinnacles National Park

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