Information provided by Elizabeth Hudick with the National Park Service.
Shuttle transportation in Pinnacles National Park will be unavailable this Saturday, March 30 according to a recent press release. Normal shuttle service is expected to resume on Sunday, March 31.
Visitors should expect to start hiking from the Pinnacles Visitor Center, approximately three miles from the Bear Gulch day use area.
According to the press release, Pinnacles National Park experiences peak visitation during the spring. Visitors should be prepared for crowded conditions. Pinnacles is most crowded between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekends, and visitors could experience wait times of over two hours for parking.
“We’re advising all visitors to pack their patience this time of year,” said Lisa McInnis, acting superintendent. “Wildflowers, weather, and spring break draws large crowds in March and April, and visitors may end up waiting longer or hiking further to access some of the trails in the park.”