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“fun but crowded”
Review of Bear Gulch Caves

Bear Gulch Caves
Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Paicines
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Owner description: Challenging, popular hiking trail located in the Pinnacles National Monument.
Reviewed April 15, 2013

When I went only half of the cave was open due to the bats occupying the other half of the cave. I had gone through the cave 15 years ago and it is very different than it was in the past. If you have never hiked through a cave, then it is still a great experience, but if you go on the weekends don't expect to be alone. This trail gets extremely crowded in the afternoons. The length of the hike to the lake is a perfect length for a family going on a picnic.

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Reviewed April 10, 2013

The reservoir was a treat. It's a good introductory hike if you plan to hike over multiple days. There is not as much wild flowers to look at on this side of the park.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Fun to visit - especially since these aren't your normal caves (formed by rocks falling and covering canyons, not carved out by water).
See my review of the Pinnacles for more details.

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Not realizing I was going hiking that day, it was fortunate that I always carry a flashlight in my pocket. You don't need a million candlepower spotlight, my little 7 LED light was adequate.

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Reviewed July 16, 2012

So cool. Nice hike with beautiful views the whole way through. Had our lunch under a boulder that was as big as a two story house!!

Thank sjaanf
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