Pinnacles National Park Accessible to Public during Government Shutdown

(posted: January 22, 2018)

During the shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations, national parks will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures.

Tom Higgins Shares His Recollections Of A Classic

(posted: November 13, 2017)

We selected the streak we did climb because a side view suggested it might not be as steep at the top as other lines we examined, but the view from underneath still shocked us so much we just stopped looking and thinking about what was up there.

Shake and Bake Rebolting Effort Completed

(posted: November 12, 2017)

In early November 2017, FoP president, Bruce Hildenbrand, and FoP Board Member, Clint Cummins, completed the rebolting of the classic Pinnacles line, Shake and Bake.

Closures In Effect


Closures end in 102 day(s)

Some formations in the Park are currently closed for raptor mating season.

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Mandatory Machete Climbing Closure

(posted: February 03, 2018)

The southern portion of the Machete Ridge rock formation and access trails are closed to all climbing and off-trail hiking.

Weather Report

Last Read: Mar 21st, 2018

Pinnacles Weather Station

Last Reported: 6:37 AM

Temp: 53.0°

Wind: 8.0 mph  Gusts: 21.0 mph

Hollister Weather

Last Reported: 6:13 AM

Temp: 58.0°

Wind: 14.0 mph  Gusts: 26.0 mph

Park Hours

The Park is open 7 days a week.

East Side: Open 24 Hours

West Side: 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM

For additional information visit the Park's web site.

Hours last updated on: 01/29/2017.

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