Pinnacles Campground

Paicines, California 95043

Pinnacles Campground

Pinnacles Campground Professional Review and Guide

"Pinnacles National Monument is a fascinating park. Miles of challenging trails thread over rock outcrops, along creeks, and even through caves. Unfortunately, the park’s prime walk-in campground, on the west side of the park, was washed away in 1998’s El Niño flooding, and there are no plans to rebuild. Fortunately, a wonderful, privately run campground sits just over the park’s eastern boundary."

Pinnacles Campground Reviews

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This was a great bike ride between the ocean and the Satwiwa Cultural Center. The trip is 8 miles each way. I started at the beach and rode slightly uphill to the cultural center then virtually coasted all the way back to the ocean. Wide smooth dirt fire road for first 5 miles becomes paved for final 3 miles. There is a rather steep uphill climb toward the end of this ride if you start at the beach. Very scenic. Pleasant natural aromas. Fairly well traveled.
Sycamore Canyon did not dissapoint. The Vista Point Trail, although only marked as 0.7 miles does climb approximately 600 feet or so and provides stunning views of the ocean and the canyons. I highly reccommend this park, the trails, the campground..which is not bad considering the vicinity to Los Angeles. One of my favorite haunts!!

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Jul 2018