- 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.
Weekend Shuttle Service for Pinnacles National Monument
posted: March 03, 2004
The seasonal shuttle at Pinnacles National Monument is now back in operation. The service will be available on weekends in March from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except for Saturday, March 13th, when the shuttle will not be available. The shuttle will also be running during the months of April and May, but the hours of operation may change as the days grow longer.
The shuttle bus will provide service to all major trailheads, picnic areas and the Bear Gulch Visitor Center. The shuttle is free of charge to all visitors with a paid entrance fee, and is accessible to visitors in wheelchairs.
If you plan to visit Pinnacles during the spring, remember that weekends can be very busy at both entrances and parking is often limited. Please carpool whenever possible or consider visiting during midweek. Weekend campers at the campground are strongly encouraged to hike into the monument or use the shuttle service. There are no concession services at the monument and the closest gas stations to the east entrance are thirty miles away.
For general information call (831) 389-4485 or visit www.nps.gov/pinn.