Chalone Peak Trail

Pinnacles National Park, California

Elevation Gain1,674ft
Trailhead Elevation1,630ft
Elevation Min/Max1613/2948ft
Elevation Start/End1630/1630ft

Chalone Peak Trail

Chalone Peak Trail is a hiking trail in Monterey County and San Benito County, California. It is within Pinnacles National Park and Hain Wilderness. It is 2.5 miles long and begins at 1,630 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,674 feet. The trail ends near the Bear Gulch Cave entrance and Monolith (elevation 1,496 feet). This trail connects with the following: Moses Spring Trail and Rim Trail.

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100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range (The Mountaineers Books)
Vicky Spring & Tom Kirkendall
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"On a normal day at North Chalone Peak lookout, there is a panoramic view of Pinnacles National Monument to the north, the Diablo Range to the east, and across the Salinas Valley to the Santa Lucia Range to the west. If the day is exceptionally clear, it is possible to see all the way to the Pacific Ocean. (Note: Although this trail is open for hiking the entire year, temperatures soar to uncomfortable levels during the summer. If hiking during the warmer months, plan to begin your hike at daybreak and carry a minimum of two quarts of water per person.)"

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Trail Information

Pinnacles National Park
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Pinnacles National Park
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Pinnacles National Monument
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USGS Pinnacles National Monument and North Chalone Peak
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