- Pinnacles National Park is Closing the West Entrance
(posted: Mar 21, 2020)
As of Friday, March 20, 2020 in compliance with CDC guidelines and state-wide health orders, the west side of the park located near Soledad, California will be closed.
Trail Work Day - Success!
posted: April 28, 2011
The first Pinnacles volunteer trail work day was a great success!
Although only four volunteers showed up - Brad, Joe, Nicole & Brooks (we were hoping for more), it turned out to be an advantage since this was the first Trail Day Tim has planned. Tim, along with three other National Park Service rangers (Scott, Patrick & Ted) rounded out our group and we all got a feel for how these events can work.
Our group met at about 8am, we chose our weapons...er...tools, and then, as a bonus, we hiked the beautiful Old Pinnacles Trail across the park to our work area for the day: the trail to The Citadel. The weather was perfect - not too hot, not too cold.
Once there we whacked weeds, cut back encroaching bushes, removed downed trees, cleared rock fall, avoided poison oak, and generally had fun. Everybody pitched in enthusiastically, and the trail was cleared and much more usable in surprisingly short order.
Building on the success of this outing, Tim is planning more volunteer-powered trail work days, and has many projects in mind for future groups. So, those of you who couldn't make it this time around... DON'T MISS OUT! We will have more opportunities to get involved in the future!
FOP will let you know as the proposed June Trail Work days approach.