- COVID Update - Park Closed For Day Use
(posted: Mar 28, 2020)
As of Saturday, March 28, Pinnacles National Park will offer very limited services outside those that support visitor or resource protection. The Park will close to all day-use visitors and vehicular traffic.
No Shuttle Service at Pinnacles on March 30th
posted: March 26, 2019
Pinnacles National Park News Release
Release Date: March 26, 2019
Contact: Elizabeth Hudick, email@example.com, (831) 389-4486 ext.267
No Shuttle Service at Pinnacles on March 30, Expect Large Crowds and Limited Parking
Shuttle transportation in Pinnacles National Park will be unavailable this Saturday. Visitors should expect to start hiking from the Pinnacles Visitor Center, approximately 3 miles from the Bear Gulch day use area. Normal shuttle service will resume on Sunday, March 31.
Pinnacles National Park experiences its peak visitation during the spring, and visitors should be prepared for crowded conditions and long waits for parking. "We're advising all visitors to pack their patience this time of year," said Acting Superintendent Lisa McInnis. "Wildflowers, weather, and spring breaks draw large crowds in March and April, and visitors may end up waiting longer or hiking further to access some of the trails in the park."
Pinnacles is most crowded between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm on weekends, and visitors may experience wait times of more than two hours for parking.