Pinnacles Fast Facts
How big is Pinnacles National Park?
Pinnacles covers a total area of 26,606 acres or 42 square miles.
How many people visit Pinnacles National Park?
348,857 people visited Pinnacles in 2021. A table showing all years can be found at Pinnacles Visitation Stats.
When was Pinnacles National Park created?
Pinnacles was made a national park on January 10, 2013.
What are the highest and lowest elevations in Pinnacles National Park?
Pinnacles’ lowest point is 824 feet. The highest point in Pinnacles is 3,304 feet at North Chalone Peak.
What time zone is Pinnacles National Park located in?
Pinnacles is in the Pacific Time Zone.
How much does it cost to enter Pinnacles National Park?
$30 per private vehicle per week.
Five Random Facts About Pinnacles
Pinnacles National Park is a relatively new national park, having been elevated from national monument status in 2013.
Pinnacles, Muir Woods, and the Grand Canyon were all designated national monuments in the space of seven days in January 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt.
The “pinnacles” the park is named for are the eroded remains of an ancient lava field.
Pinnacles has two entrances, east and west. There is no connecting road within the park and a long drive is required between the two points.
Pinnacles has an often spectacular wildflower season, running from March through October. This can be a very busy time in the park.
Where is Pinnacles National Park?
Pinnacles National Park is located in a remote area of central California. The town of Soledad is adjacent to the west side of the park. Further directions and maps can be found at Getting to Pinnacles.