Best Easy Day Hikes Pinnacles National Park Guide Book

by Linda B. Mullally and David S. Mullally (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Pinnacles National Park  by Linda B. Mullally and David S. Mullally

113pp/guides/maps
ISBN: 9781493022519

This guide is for those with limited time to hike Pinnacles National Park, or for those who want to sample only the easiest or most popular trails. This first edition of Best Easy Day Hikes Pinnacles National Park was extracted from our more comprehensive guide about our newest national park (January 10, 2013), Hiking Pinnacles National Park, published in March 2015. The park straddles two counties, San Benito and Monterey, in the southern portion of the Gabilan Range ecoregion, which is part of California’s Central Coast Range. The park sits 80 miles south of San Francisco Bay and 40 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean and the Monterey Peninsula, a world-renown tourist destination.

© 2016 Linda B Mullally and David S Mullally/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes Pinnacles National Park" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 18 of 18.
... Preview: 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 ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Pinnacles National Park"
Soledad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: This less-than-2-mile route is an easy introductory hike to the chaparral- and rock-dominated Pinnacles realm. The trail is mostly flat, crossing a few seasonal creeks in the open before entering a sh ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Pinnacles National Park"
Soledad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: 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. ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Pinnacles National Park"
Soledad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.1
... Preview: 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 ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Pinnacles National Park"
Soledad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
... Preview: 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 ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Pinnacles National Park"
Soledad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: This is a sweet trail that combines shade and a moderate incline to open views of striking volcanic formations contrasted by the oasis-like feel of the unlikely body of water at the foot of Chalone Pe ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Pinnacles National Park"
Soledad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.95
... Preview: 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 ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Pinnacles National Park"
Soledad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This seasonal waterfall spills over a broken bluff above CA 89 near Lassen Volcanic National Park’s Southwest Entrance. From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Pinnacles National Park"
Chester, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.4
... Preview: 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 ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Pinnacles National Park"
Soledad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: If you have already hiked among the rock formations on other trails in the park, you may think this trail starts out a little ho-hum as you hike through the chaparral flatlands staring up at the base ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Pinnacles National Park"
Soledad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.3
... Preview: This is a lovely hike away from the weekend crowds. Hikers get a taste of the Pinnacles wilderness area, crossing a meadow and walking through rolling chaparral with two knoll viewpoints looking back ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Pinnacles National Park"
Soledad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This is the easiest route to the Balconies Cave from the park’s east side, as it is a mostly level trail with a moderate climb on the return lollipop along Balconies Cliff. The trail begins in the ope ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Pinnacles National Park"
Soledad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: This is a nice snapshot of the lush Bear Gulch area via the sweetest mile of trail in the park. There’s something enchanting about hiking up this narrow gulch laced with six wooden footbridges across ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Pinnacles National Park"
Soledad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: This is an easy route for visitors with limited time or energy looking to begin a hike with a peek at the High Peaks on the western horizon before enjoying a bit of solitude on a shady, mostly flat tr ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Pinnacles National Park"
Soledad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: This historic property is part of Pinnacles National Park’s newest land acquisitions and is part of the park’s future interpretive program. This is a convenient, flat, skip-and-a-hop type of hike from ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Pinnacles National Park"
Soledad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: This hike puts a whole other face on Pinnacles National Park. Rather than formidable volcanic fortresses and phenomenal talus caves, this hike, which is suitable for families with very young children ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Pinnacles National Park"
Soledad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: If you can get past this hike’s lackluster section along the campground road, you will be rewarded with two condorspotting telescopes on an ADA-accessible concrete pad within 250 feet of the trailhead ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Pinnacles National Park"
Soledad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This very short, flat and narrow, unmarked dirt trail is as rich in views as it is poor in challenge. It’s too convenient to the West Pinnacles Visitor Contact Station to miss as you drive into the pa ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Pinnacles National Park"
Soledad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.1
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