Is Pinnacle National Park worth visiting?
A resounding yes. Pinnacles National Park offers unique activities such as cave exploration, California Condor viewing, and Rock Climbing that are challenging even to the advanced climbers. This relatively small park, packs a lot for families, rock climbers, hikers alike. …
Which side of Pinnacles is better?
If you are short on time or have difficulty walking on uneven terrain for even short distances, you may opt to visit the West side of Pinnacles where you can get an easy view of the Pinnacles’ High Peaks from the Chaparral trail head parking area.
How much time do you need in Pinnacles?
Ideally, you would want to spend 2 days in the park if you have the time. This way you can do hikes from both the East and West park entrances. However, I feel like one day in Pinnacles National Park is enough time to get a feel for the area and check out the awesome scenery.
What is the best time of year to visit Pinnacles National Park?
Unlike many national parks, Pinnacles is most popular in the cooler months. During the spring, when the grasses are green and a variety of wildflowers can be seen along any trail, hiking is at its best. Fall and winter are also excellent times to visit.
What is special about Pinnacles National Park?
The park is renowned for the beauty and variety of its spring wildflowers. A rich diversity of wildlife can be observed throughout the year. The rock formations of Pinnacles National Park divide the park into East and West Districts which are connected by trails.
Is East or West Pinnacles better?
The east gate may have its perks, including the park’s only campground, but we recommend visitors from the Monterey region use the west gate entrance (and not just because it’s in Monterey County). Read on to see why the west gate entrance is a Pinnacles best kept secret.
Can you swim in the reservoir at Pinnacles National Park?
Swimming is not allowed in Bear Gulch Reservoir. Once the crowds have died down… make sure to pause and listen for a minute, take in nature’s peace.