- Temporary Closures Due To Fire Danger!
(posted: Sep 11, 2020)
Due to the inundation of the national wildfire response system, the lack of trained wildland firefighting staff within the park, and severe fire danger, Pinnacles National Park is implementing a temporary closure of the west unit of the park and all trail
Climbing Areas Reopen
posted: July 04, 2002
Rock formations subject to advisory closures for protecting nesting falcons and eagles have been reopened. A total of twenty-six Prairie Falcons fledged this year from eight nests, a successful year for the falcons. American Kestrels and Red-tailed Hawks all produced young this year. In addition, there was at least one successful Golden Eagle nest. Pinnacles' rock climbing advisories are usually lifted a few weeks after the nests have fledged young.
"We want to thank everyone, especially the rock climbers and hikers for their patience and support of our efforts to protect these spectacular birds of prey at Pinnacles. Park visitors did an excellent job of avoiding the protected areas by observing the advisories. Without visitor's cooperation this program could not be the success that it is." stated Park Superintendent, Cicely Muldoon.
For more information regarding the reopening of the climbing areas or the park's raptor monitoring program please contact the office of Research and Resource Management at (831) 389-4485 ext. 223.
For general park information call (831) 389-4485 ext. 235 or visit the Park Web site.