- Westside Closed Due To Rain
(posted: Jan 30, 2021)
Due to damage caused by high winds and heavy rainfall over the past few days, the west side (Soledad, CA) of Pinnacles National Park and the Balconies trail are temporarily closed to all users.
Pinnacles West Side Closed Due To Gloria Fire
posted: August 29, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On Friday, August 28, Superintendent Eric Brunnemann closed the park's west side and all backcountry trails to regular staff and all visitors. "Due to the proximity and potential danger of the Gloria Fire burring into the park's west side, I am compelled to temporarily close these areas of the park to insure the safety of our visitors and staff" Brunnemann explained. "We are working closely with Cal Fire and will be reassessing these closures each day," Brunnemann continued.
Park east side picnic areas, the Campground, and the Bench trail remain open. Park visitors, especially those with respiratory conditions, should use caution if entering the park. All fires are currently prohibited in the park except for the use of gas stoves in designated areas.
For information specifically on the Gloria Fire, please call CalFire at 831.647.6257 or visit their web site at: www.fire.ca.gov
General park information can be obtained by visiting the Park Web site or by calling (831) 389-4485.