- 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.
Traffic Delays: Sept 17/18/19
posted: September 15, 2012
Expect delays on the West Side park road September 17th, 18th and 19th.
Construction on the park road on the west side will cause traffic delays of 30-60 minutes. Please check-in at the Visitor Contact Station to wait for a temporary road opening to access the Chaparral Trailhead. There will be a traffic delay leaving Chaparral also. To avoid traffic delays you may enter the park on the east side and hike all park trails from there.
Highway 146 on the east side and west side of Pinnacles National Monument do not connect, there is no direct route through the park.