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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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Beautiful Hike and Views

We left Paso Robles around 7:30 am and headed north on 101. After a beautiful drive from Highway... read more

Reviewed yesterday
cavebearagain
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Bellevue, Washington
Amazing rock formations just off Hwy 101

My friend and I stopped at Pinnacles National Park while southbound on Hwy 101. It's about a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Galeda
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Kansas City
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This natural site has spire-like rock formations reaching 1,200 feet high.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“east entrance” (52 reviews)
“high peaks” (63 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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Reviewed yesterday

We left Paso Robles around 7:30 am and headed north on 101. After a beautiful drive from Highway 101 through the mountains and ranches with hardly any traffic, we arrived at the east entrance at about 9 am. The park was not crowded. We found...More

Thank cavebearagain
Reviewed 3 days ago

My friend and I stopped at Pinnacles National Park while southbound on Hwy 101. It's about a half-hour drive from Soledad on State Hwy 146. The road is well-kept but fairly winding, so be prepared for alert driving through somewhat rough country. Once at the...More

Thank Galeda
Reviewed 5 days ago

We made a quick stop here and enjoyed a short hike to the caves. We saw what appeared to be a California Condor soaring high above. This is their nesting place. This is very natural and has a small visitor's center. It was very hot,...More

Thank lwajj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hike up the Bear Gulch trail was not that bad, if you start at the nature center. I found the nature center interesting. The facilities seemed rustic and older. There is both tent and trailer camping. And there is a pool.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only had an hour to visit this park but we are so glad we did. We took a quick hike and the scenery was stunning.

Thank Christina H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pinnacles National Park is a new park -2013. There is a campground with a swimming pool and a small ranger station/mini-mart. Then there are hiking trails. Most of moderate difficulty or worse. We took a 2.2 mile "easy walk" according to the Ranger. We climbed...More

2  Thank Ali10403
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm all for protecting our natural resources and love the NPS, but this is one of those parks that is a bit of a stretch calling it a National Park. Not much to see or do here and the landscape doesn't feel particularly unique. I...More

2  Thank CSNBR
Reviewed 17 June 2017

As California's newest National Park, this had been on my to do list for some time. It has two entrance"s one on the East side and one on the West side. The park road does not go through.You basically have two places to stay, King...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I live about two hours from Pinnacles National Park and had never visited before. Last Sunday my wife , daughter, and I decided to go to the Pinnacles. I have heard many good things about the park, especially the photography opportunities. We had a wonderful...More

2  Thank Norm F
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We arrived at 8:30 am on a Wednesday at the West entrance. Sadly, the visitor center wasn't open. We were unable to pick up a map, but we set off on the shortest hike RT of 2.4 miles to the caves. They have numbered stops...More

1  Thank Bill G
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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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