- 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.
August - Summer Speaker Series
posted: July 30, 2013
Join us for the second annual summer speaker series at Pinnacles National Park!
The month of August focuses on Climate Change and Sustainability.
Climate Change in the National Parks
August 3rd, 2:00pm - Soledad Library
Join Ranger Matt to look at the impacts climate change is having on your
National Parks and what we all can do about it.
A Night Under the Stars
August 10th, 8:30-10:30pm - Pinnacles National Park, west side
Join Pinnacles Partnership Board Member David Buamgartner and others to
look at the planets and stars! Scopes provided.
A Changing Ocean
August 17th, 2:00pm - Pinnacles National Park, west side
Elliot Hazen, working with UC Santa Cruz and partnered with the Pacific
Grove NOAA lab, will share the effects of climate change on the area's ocean
and steps we can take to keep it healthy.
A Green Pinnacles
August 24th, 2:00pm - Pinnacles National Park, west side
Candice Wong from rrm Design will show us how Pinnacles is 'going green' and
share ideas on how you can make your own home more sustainable.
The final three speakers will be presenting at the Visitor Contact Station on the west side (Soledad) of the park at
2:00pm. Park entrance fee applies.
Highway 146 on the east and west side of Pinnacles National Park 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.