- Mandatory Machete Climbing Closure
(posted: Feb 03, 2018)
The southern portion of the Machete Ridge rock formation and access trails are closed to all climbing and off-trail hiking.
Family Junior Ranger Day at the New Visitor Contact Station at West Pinnacles
posted: January 13, 2012
This Saturday, January 14th join a ranger for a Junior Ranger Program the whole family can enjoy. Get to know Pinnacles National Monument, the national park in your back yard! Special Junior Ranger Programs will be held at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm. You can also come into the new Visitor Contact Station and ask for a Junior Ranger Book to explore Pinnacles on your own. Sign out an Adventure Pack, a back pack filled with great tools like guide books and hand lenses to explore the great outdoors! The Junior Ranger programs, Junior Ranger Books and Adventure Packs are all free.
This weekend (January 14, 15 and 16) is a Fee Free Weekend, there is no entrance fee to enter the park. January 14th is the first day the new Pinnacles National Monument West Side Visitor Contact Station will be open to the public.
Highway 146 on the east side and west side of Pinnacles National Monument do not connect, there is no direct route through the park. To attend these special programs make sure you enter the park from the west side, near King City, CA.