Top Spots

Camp in Pinnacles National Park

Paicines, California

/ 1819 ft gain

Hike the Old Pinnacle Trail in Pinnacles National Park

Paicines, California

9 mi / 2000 ft gain

Hike the High Peaks & Balconies Cave Loop

Paicines, California

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

Bench Trail

Paicines, California

4.78 mi / 361 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

Places to stay

Paicines, California

Pinnacles Campground

From $30 / night

Prunedale, California

Salinas / Monterey KOA

Greenfield, California

Arroyo Seco

From $25 / night

Carmel Valley, California

"The Lodge" A Wine Country Paradise

From $465 / night

Moss Landing, California

Moss Landing KOA Express

San Martin, California

Farm Stay at The Nest Box

From $289 / night

Guides and stories

Making a Wrong Turn in Pinnacles National Park

Benjamin Canevari

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

Mitch Pittman

A Perfect Coastal Escape for the Holidays

Sara Sheehy

Your Coastal Refuge in the Monterey Bay: Asilomar Hotel

The Outbound Collective

5 Must-Do Adventures near Asilomar, California

Karissa Frye

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