Peaks View Day Use Area to Bear Gulch Day Use Area

Soledad, California

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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 seasonal Bear Gulch Creek, which is lined with buckeyes, sycamores, and oaks. Ferns, cattails, clump grass–like sedges, cascades, and a waterfall are some of the seasonal centerpieces. Peaks View Day Use Area welcomes you with a strategically located bench to absorb the view of the High Peaks on the horizon and an educational panel about the relationship between condors and the Pinnacles. This is a perfect spot for admiring the unique ancient geological formation where condors nest and roost once again.
Best Easy Day Hikes Pinnacles National Park

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Best Easy Day Hikes Pinnacles National Park

by Linda B. Mullally and David S. Mullally (Falcon Guides)

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 seasonal Bear Gulch Creek, which is lined with buckeyes, sycamores, and oaks. Ferns, cattails, clump grass–like sedges, cascades, and a waterfall are some of the seasonal centerpieces.

Peaks View Day Use Area welcomes you with a strategically located bench to absorb the view of the High Peaks on the horizon and an educational panel about the relationship between condors and the Pinnacles. This is a perfect spot for admiring the unique ancient geological formation where condors nest and roost once again.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Soledad
Distance: 2.7
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 974 feet
Top Elevation: 1,275 feet
Local Maps: USGS North Chalone Peak; Pinnacles National Park map; Tom Harrison map of Pinnacles National Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Peaks View Day Use Area to Bear Gulch Day Use Area

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