Current Conditions


Temporary Operational Guidelines

Pinnacles National Park is currently open for day-use 7 days a week, including holidays; no reservations are required for entry. The park has implemented modifications to operations to support federal, state and local efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Please click the link to learn what is currently open and closed within the park.

Weather Forecast

Check the current weather forecast for Pinnacles National Park from the National Weather Service

Fire Danger


  • Wood campfires and charcoal grills are prohibited. Propane stoves remain permissible in campground and picnic areas, but not allowed on trail.
  • No smoking on trails.
  • No fireworks

Talus Cave Closure Status

Bear Gulch Cave is open.
The entire Bear Gulch Cave is now open until November 1 - see annual closure chart for more info.

The Balconies Cave is open.

The Bear Gulch and Balconies Caves are subject to closures due to Townsend's big eared bat activity or dangerous conditions such as high water during and after storms. Check here for the current Talus Cave Status.

Climbing Advisory And Closure Status

The cliffs and crags at Pinnacles National Park are subject to advisories and closures due to falcons and other sensitive raptor species breeding at the park from January to July every year. Check here for the current Raptor Advisory Status.

Last updated: October 15, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

5000 Highway 146
Paicines, CA 95043


(831) 389-4486
Please call the number above for all park related inquiries. For camping questions contact the Pinnacles Campground at (831) 200-1722. For the park book store, please call (831) 389-4485.

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