The Pinnacles Monument is one of our newest National Parks, and for good reason! The Pinnacles were once part of a huge volcano that migrated from southern California over 23 million years ago. The location presents a fascinating platform for a day involving tectonic plate geology, diverse and active wildlife, brilliant wildflowers, Native American history and the recent re-introduction of the majestic California Condor. Join us for a day in the East half of the park during the peak of the annual bird migration and the spring wildflower display.
A letter and directions to the East Side Monument is on the Cabrillo Extension Class Resources web page. Our early meeting time puts us in the park when parking is easier to find closer to our trailheads, so be sure to plan for travel time.
There is a $5 park entrance fee (unless you possess a National Park Service annual pass or a Golden Eagle Passport)