- 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 on Park Road
posted: September 28, 2012
Week of October 1st
Construction improvements on the park roads will cause traffic minor delays during the week. Normal access will return for the weekend. If you have questions or concerns please call the park at (831)389-4485.
- Friday-Tuesday 9/28 thru 10/2
Pavement Patching - Expect incidental traffic delays at patching sites.
- Wednesday-Thursday 10/3-4
Chip Seal - Expect minor traffic delays - pilot cars will be used to escort traffic around work areas.
- Tues 10/2 - Chip Seal
Expect full road closure at west entrance cattleguard - 7am thru 6pm. Signs will be posted at Metz and Hwy 146 identifying 10/2 road closure at least 72 hours in advance of work. On 10/2 there will be a "Road Closed Ahead" sign near the Chalone Winery turn-off on Hwy 146. Contractor conducting the road work will turn cars back at the cattleguard.
Please use the east entrance of the park to access the high peaks and Balconies Cave if you plan to visit on October 1st. You can also go to www.nps.gov/pinn and check the "Park Alerts" at the top of the page for the latest updates through October 5th.
Highway 146 on the east side and west side of Pinnacles National Monument do not connect, there is no direct route through the park.
Pinnacles National Monument
5000 Highway 146
Paicines, CA 95043
(831) 389-4486 ext 265