Hiking Pinnacles National Park  by David Mullally and Linda Mullally

Hiking Pinnacles National Park Guide Book

by David Mullally and Linda Mullally (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Pinnacles National Park  by David Mullally and Linda Mullally
Hiking Pinnacles National Park features the best hiking throughout the nation's newest national park. With detailed maps and trail descriptions, navigating these wonderful trails is made easy. Featuring hikes of varying legnth and difficulty, it's the perfect tool for day hikers, families, and local outdoors people looking to explore Pinnacles National Park. In addition to information on the trails themselves, this guide includes stunning full-color photos, GPS coordinates, as well as a section on regional attractions, lodging and dining, and other noteworthy public lands well-suited for outdoor adventure. It is also filled with useful information on the area’s history, geology, fauna, flora, and park amenities such as shuttle service, developed picnic areas, camping, general store, and visitor centers.

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Trails from the "Hiking Pinnacles National Park" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 43.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 43.

If you could do only one hike in Pinnacles National Park, this would be the one—as long as you are not anxious about small dark spaces and do not have issues with high places. This hike offers a close ...
Soledad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
This less-than-2-mile route is an easy introductory hike to the chaparral- and rockdominated Pinnacles realm. The trail is mostly flat, crossing a few seasonal creeks in the open before entering a sha ...
Soledad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
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This mostly flat trail follows a shady canyon through a narrow, formidable tumble of gargantuan boulder tunnels forming the Balconies Cave on the way to the West Fork Chalone Creek floodplain and Old ...
Soledad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2
Pinnacles National Park has some of the most accessible talus caves in the National Park System. This hike is a “cave fest” for cave lovers but comes with both bad news and good news. The bad news is ...
Hollister, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.65
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This hike is the shortest route to the Chalone Peaks. On a warm day it is also the coolest route to the reservoir on the way to the peaks. The hike climbs out of shady Bear Gulch and along Moses Sprin ...
Hollister, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.7
The out-and-back hike from one side of the park to the other is for the hardy hiker. This is a scenic but strenuous traverse from east to west up a shady gulch hugging the exposed volcanic rock palisa ...
Hollister, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.8
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This is one of the classic hikes in Pinnacles National Park, with almost half a mile of intimidating, steep, narrow chiseled rock steps, sometimes assisted by metal pipe handrails on the rock faces. T ...
Hollister, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.1
Rarely does such a short little hike pack so much adventure. This is one of the many unique and distinct worlds within Pinnacles National Park, which has some of the most accessible talus caves in the ...
Hollister, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
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It is worth noting that Pinnacles National Park has some of the most accessible talus caves in the National Park System. Cave lovers who don’t have a lot of time or stamina for a long hike will love t ...
Hollister, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
If you thrive on the exhilaration and exertion of climbing to feast on soaring views, and the thrill of navigating steep and narrow trails chiseled in volcanic rock, but also enjoy the solitude of lon ...
Hollister, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 14.2
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This is a sweet trail that combines shade and a moderate incline to open views of striking volcanic formations contrasted by the oasis feel of the unlikely body of water at the foot of Chalone Peak’s ...
Hollister, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.95
Moses Spring Trail is a cornucopia of sights and experiences. This sweet trail traces volcanic cliff walls where an underground spring feeds verdant ferns and the cool moist air lets velvety green mos ...
Hollister, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.95
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This is a very popular trail to the Pinnacles saddle that straddles the east and west sides of Pinnacles National Park. The trail climbs out of a shaded gulch overlooking the chaparral landscape, and ...
Hollister, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
This is a “must-hike” moderate trail laced with wooden footbridges across seasonal Bear Gulch Creek, passing beautiful time- and element-sculpted boulders that tumble into cascades and waterfalls duri ...
Hollister, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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This is a scenic East to West Pinnacles route with a sustained, mostly exposed uphill for the first 2.5 miles, threading through an otherworldly corridor of stone towers before starting your descent a ...
Hollister, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.2
The entire hike is punctuated by a series of stunning viewpoints. The 2.5 miles up Condor Gulch is a sustained, mostly exposed uphill stretch before reaching the volcanic pinnacles ridge where metal p ...
Hollister, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.1
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This trail is exposed, with a mile-long uphill huff and puff that rewards with views and a seasonal creek that drapes over the rocks at the overlook. The hike makes for a pleasant picnic destination o ...
Hollister, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
This strenuous hike touches two of Pinnacles contrasting worlds—panoramic, lofty view trails from starkly beautiful volcanic spires and towers and the poetic beauty of the lush Bear Gulch and its six ...
Hollister, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.25
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The contrasts of eco-zones on this hike demonstrate why relatively small Pinnacles National Park has such habitat diversity. You begin up the scenic, heart-pumping Juniper Canyon to the volcanic peaks ...
Soledad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.85
The hike up the canyon on the west side to a saddle rewards you with panoramic views, and the hike downhill to the east side is like being invited to look behind a strange and seductive, otherworldly ...
Soledad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.95
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