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On a trip to the Big Sur, found this park on Google Maps by accident. Took a gamble and glad we... read more

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nbuzz
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Fantastic hiking!

We entered the park at the east entrance and stopped at the Visitor Center for trail information... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jodi307
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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This natural site has spire-like rock formations reaching 1,200 feet high.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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5000 Highway 146, Main Entrance Is Off of Hwy-25, Paicines, CA 95043-9770
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On a trip to the Big Sur, found this park on Google Maps by accident. Took a gamble and glad we made that choice. Few notes: 1. The “west” visitor center is closed on Fridays. Use the visitor center on the east side. This appears...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We entered the park at the east entrance and stopped at the Visitor Center for trail information and a map. The ranger pointed us in the direction of a 2.2 mile loop trail using the Bear Gulch, Moses Spring and Rim trails that was really...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really unique experience to only be a few hours from Perth but in the desert with these amazing pinnacles. The kids loved running around the pinnacles. Would recommend a visit if in the area for sure (we only stayed there and hour and a half).

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have some time to spend, this is a great park for doing some hiking. There are not a lot of visitors, so you can get plenty of “quite time” along the trails. There are plenty of trails for all fitness levels.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family has been to several national parks, but this is the first time we've had the fun of scrambling up and down boulders, squeezing through tight places, and using headlamps to go through caves. It was a blast! The Bear Gulch Cave was closed,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the east entrance first. Took rangers advice and did the Condor Gulch Trail up to overlook and back. Before getting halfway up 2 condors flew over us. Then we heard weird flutter and as turned another condor took flight over us. This was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are making our way to as many NPs as possible. This one was in route so it got added to the trip. We didn’t have a lot of expectations with little reviews on the trails on out trail app. However, it is gorgeous. GO...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

Excellent hiking....we are on the East side. Great for families.....pay no mind to the sign at the entrance.....

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 14, 2019 via mobile

We have visited this park several times, even before it was a national park. Since it’s designation as a NP, it has become extremely popular and very busy. If you are coming on a Saturday or Sunday, try to arrive by 9am at the latest,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JM2007SJ
Reviewed May 13, 2019

We enjoy visiting the National Park units so we made a detour to explore this one while on our summer road trip. The park has two halves, the east side off CA25 and the west side off US101. There is no road that goes all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ines6375
March 31, 2019|
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I meant 3 kids 3 years old and under
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There is parking but it would depend on the size of your rig as the lots are small and difficult to maneuver
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khlaw
December 28, 2018|
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Response from Russ L | Reviewed this property |
The store at the park should still be open. They have T shirts and other Pinnacles souvenirs as well. Remember, the store and campground are at the East entrance to the park, not the West.
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