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Camp in Pinnacles National Park

Paicines, California

/ 1819 ft gain

Hike the Old Pinnacle Trail in Pinnacles National Park

Paicines, California

5.0
9 mi / 2000 ft gain

Hike the High Peaks & Balconies Cave Loop

Paicines, California

5.0
8.4 mi / 1540 ft gain

Old Pinnacles Trail to Balconies

Paicines, California

5.36 mi / 650 ft gain

Old Pinnacles, Balconies Cliffs, Juniper Canyon, High Peaks and Bench Trail Loop

Paicines, California

8.34 mi / 1978 ft gain

Condor Gulch Overlook Loop via Peaks View Area

Paicines, California

5.74 mi / 1490 ft gain

High Peaks Trail

Paicines, California

6.67 mi / 1683 ft gain

Peaks View Day Use Area to Old Pinnacles Trailhead

Paicines, California

3.23 mi / 364 ft gain

Explore Pinnacles National Park

San Benito County, California

4.6

Places to stay

Pinnacles Campground

Paicines, California

Pinnacles Campground

From $30 / night

Salinas / Monterey KOA

Prunedale, California

Salinas / Monterey KOA

Arroyo Seco

Greenfield, California

Arroyo Seco

From $25 / night

Moss Landing KOA Express

Moss Landing, California

Moss Landing KOA Express

Creekside Paradise

Watsonville, California

Creekside Paradise

From $185 / night

Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA Holiday

La Selva Beach, California

Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA Holiday

Guides and stories

Making a Wrong Turn in Pinnacles National Park

Making a Wrong Turn in Pinnacles National Park

Benjamin Canevari

5 Pieces of Gear You Need for a Weekend Adventure in Monterey, California

5 Pieces of Gear You Need for a Weekend Adventure in Monterey, California

Mitch Pittman

72 Hours of Food, Fun, and Outdoor Adventure in Monterey County

72 Hours of Food, Fun, and Outdoor Adventure in Monterey County

Mitch Pittman

A Perfect Coastal Escape for the Holidays

A Perfect Coastal Escape for the Holidays

Sara Sheehy

Your Coastal Refuge in the Monterey Bay: Asilomar Hotel

Your Coastal Refuge in the Monterey Bay: Asilomar Hotel

The Outbound Collective

5 Must-Do Adventures near Asilomar, California

5 Must-Do Adventures near Asilomar, California

Karissa Frye

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