Top Adventures in Paicines

  • Camp in Pinnacles National Park

    Pinnacles Campground is accessible from the east side of the park, and you generally lose cell service about 20 minutes before the park entrance. The campground offers tent camping, group camping, and a handful of RV sites. The tent and group site...

    1819 ft gain

  • Hike the Old Pinnacle Trail in Pinnacles National Park

    Start at the Old Pinnacles Trailhead and embark on a roughly 9 mile long adventure surrounded by amazing geological rock formations and natural landscapes. Bask in the peace of nature... meander through meadows alongside the West Fork of Chalone C...

    9 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Hike the High Peaks & Balconies Cave Loop

    This hike can begin at Old Pinnacles Trailhead (East Entrance) or Chaparral Trailhead (West Entrance) and can be hiked in either direction. This description is from Old Pinnacles Trailhead, hiking clockwise, which gets the most demanding part of t...

    8.4 miles 1540 ft gain

  • Explore Pinnacles National Park

    It’s hard to believe how many people don’t know about this place, which was newly designated as a National Park in January 2013. Pinnacles National Park is hidden just south of San Jose in the Gabilan Mountains, and is a short drive for anyone liv...

  • Hike the Juniper Canyon, High Peaks, Tunnel Trail Loop in Pinnacles NP

    Pinnacles National Park is located just over two hours outside of San Francisco (depending on the traffic). It was designated the 59th national park in 2013 and while it is small it offers beautiful views and unique wildlife viewing. Keep an eye o...

    4.3 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Hike to Bear Gulch Reservoir in Pinnacles National Park

    Start the hike from the Bear Gulch Trail Parking lot.  While pulling in, the trail head is on the left.  The Trail is marked Reservoir, Caves, and High Peaks.  Continue down the trail until faced with a junction.  Make sure to admire rock formatio...

    1.5 miles 275 ft gain

  • Explore Dreamy Wrath Wines Vineyards

    Just a short drive from some of the best trails and rock climbing at Pinnacles National Park, Wrath Wines' Soledad winery is a great way to wine'd down after a day of adventure.  What makes this grape growing region unique is the constant marine l...

  • Mountain Bike at Fort Ord National Monument

    Fort Ord National Monument is a fantastic place to cruise around on your mountain bike, whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider looking for flowy trails to cruise on. Access is easy from the highway and there is ample room in the parkin...

  • Hike or Trail Run around Toro Park

    Just a short drive from downtown Monterey you will find yourself amongst the rugged yet serene hills ofToro Park. For a $2 admission fee you will have access to 20+ miles of trails that climb through canyons and run along ridgelines to peaks with ...

  • Adventure at Arroyo Seco

    This off-the-beaten-trail adventure has a little bit of everything for everyone, and is as challenging as you make it. Many just make it about a mile down to the river for a leisurely day of relaxing, swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying a few cold ...

  • Backpack to Redfern Pond, CA

    Henry W. Coe State Park, northern California's largest, provides outdoor enthusiasts with over 89,000 acres of land to explore, as well as 22,000 acres of designated wilderness area. With all of this space, the outdoor adventures are seemingly end...

    9.4 miles 2500 ft gain

  • Surf, Run, or Catch a Sunset at Marina State Beach

    From the moment you turn into the parking lot, you know Marina State Beach is special. Grab a parking spot in the large lot and then run down the dunes and onto the shoreline! The beach feels spacious on this section of the shore and gives plenty ...

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Paicines, California

      Paicines Ranch

      Experience a deep connection with the land at Paicines Ranch. Surrounded by pastures of horses and sheep, views of the lush acres expand in an endless sea of greenery. Ponds and rivers flow through...

      From $480/night

    • Paicines, California

      Pinnacles Campground

      Overview Pinnacles Campground is located in the unique Pinnacles National Park, 32 miles south of Hollister, California. The park encompasses 26,000 acres of spectacular rock formations and remnant...

      From $30/night

    • Santa Nella, California

      Los Banos West / I-5 KOA

    • Prunedale, California

      Salinas / Monterey KOA

    • Greenfield, California

      Arroyo Seco

      Overview Arroyo Seco Campground is a semi-rustic, but developed facility in California's westernmost national forest. It offers a great escape from bustling city life, into the mountain air and pro...

      From $25/night

    • Moss Landing, California

      Moss Landing KOA Express

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