- 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.
Visitor Contact Station at Pinnacles National Monument is Now Open
posted: January 13, 2012
The new Visitor Contact Station in Pinnacles National Monument, on the west side, is now open. 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, bring the family. The Junior Ranger programs are free. Look around the new visitor contact station to learn more about the natural and cultural feature of Pinnacles National Monument. Look for the life size sculptures of the endangered California Condor! Enjoy a picnic lunch on the patio, or watch for song birds. Checkout a free Adventure pack to take with you on a hike to explore the park. This weekend (January 14, 15 and 16) is a Fee Free Weekend, there is no entrance fee to enter the park.
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 Soledad, CA.
For additional information go to the Pinnacles National Park Web site.