Pinnacles Fast Facts

  • Pinnacles National Park covers a total area of 26,606 acres
  • The number of people visiting Pinnacles in 2017 was 233,334 *
  • Pinnacles was made a national park on January 10, 2013
  • The lowest elevation found in Pinnacles is 824 feet
  • The highest elevation found in Pinnacles is 3,304 feet at North Chalone Peak
  • The entrance fee for Pinnacles is $25 per vehicle per week
  • Pinnacles National Park lies in the Pacific time zone
  • We last visited Pinnacles National Park in April 2014
* Complete annual visitation stats can be found at Pinnacles Visitation Statistics


Random Facts About Pinnacles

  • Pinnacles National Park is a very new national park, having been elevated from national monument status in 2013.
  • The “pinnacles” the park is named for are the eroded remains of an ancient lava field.
  • 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.

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.

East Entrance
(36.51751191625674, -121.13689801099099)
West Entrance
(36.47346731345119, -121.22481268648698)

More About Pinnacles

We have pages on all sorts of things about Pinnacles National Park. Choose from the menu above the map, or from right here. We have sections on Weather, Getting to the Park, Lodging, Camping, and a page to buy Books. You could also check out the park’s Photo Gallery.