- 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.
Dedication Ceremony for New Visitor Contact Station
posted: April 05, 2012
Join the National Park Service at Pinnacles National Monument to dedicate the new Visitor Contact Station on the west side of the park.
- Date: Wed, April 11th
- Time: 1:00PM
- Where: Pinnacles West Side Contact Station
The Dedication Ceremony will begin at 11:00am with guest speakers, ribbon cutting and flag raising ceremony. Beginning at 1:00pm there will be special Ranger program, with a Condor Talk by Park biologist Daniel George and a ranger guided hike to Balconies with Ranger BG Horvat. Explore the new exhibits that highlight the park’s geology and California condors and much more At 2:00 and 4:00pm there will be tours of the new Visitor Contact Station and the sustainable processes used during construction.
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.