Pinnacles National Park. File photo by John Chadwell.


Alerts for Pinnacles National Park visitors

Park is open but visitors are reminded to show caution due to recent rain and avoid Balconies Cave area.

Community members are invited to share their opinions on BenitoLink. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Public Letter

PUBLIC LETTER: Sam Farr, we are so disappointed in you

8 former and current supervisors share their response to Sam Farr's comments regarding Measure Q

(Left to right) San Andreas graduates Kellin Boggeln, Ruben Avila, Austin Alarcon and Dominick Ahumada watch and cheer on fellow classmates. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Schools & Education

San Andreas class of 2022: a study in tenacity

Administrators of the continuation high school say their graduates are ready ‘to do great things’ after a year of challenges.

USGS Map of March 18 earthquake.


A 3.4 magnitude earthquake hits San Benito County

Three other earthquakes recorded near Pinnacles this week.

Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

News Release

Pinnacles National Park Reactivates Shuttle Service on East Side

Shuttle will take visitors from the campground overflow parking lot to the Bear Gulch Day Use Area.

Reservoir in Pinnacles National Park. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.


Gavilan College’s English 1A moves to Pinnacles National Park

Readings and writing will focus on how gender and race shape our relationship to the outdoors and the importance of place in our lives. 

Pinnacles National Park. File photo by John Chadwell.

News Release

Pinnacles National Park resumes fee collection on May 1

Fee revenues at Pinnacles National Park fund a wide variety of projects that improve park facilities and visitor services including visitor safety.

Pinnacles National Park has over 400 species of bees. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Environment / Nature

Earth Day at Pinnacles

Over 65% of the national park is federal wilderness.

Robert Walton near Frog's Summit in 2019. This picture shows some typical gear - climbing harness, BD belay/rappel device called an Air Traffic Controller, various carabiners, various sewn slings, and a belay sling (yellow) called a webolette. Photo courtesy of Brad Young.

San Benito Lifestyle

Pinnacles Gateway Partners welcomes veteran rock climber

Robert Walton shares highlights from 42 years in the park.

View of Bear Gulch Reservoir

Children and Youth

Pinnacles seeks local youth for paid weekend positions

Pinnacles National Park is seeking local youth interns of ages 18 - 35 for a paid position on weekends/holidays this Spring!

Pinnacles National Park  Photo by John Chadwell

Climbing Advisory in Effect at Pinnacles National Park

The annual measures are put in place to protect nesting raptors. Restrictions for climbing in Pinnacles National Park begin Jan. 16.

View from La Gloria Road toward Gonzalez and Soledad. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

Sports & Recreation

Walking San Benito: Pinnacles National Park Balconies Cave Trail

This is the twentieth in a series of articles in which local adventurer Jim Ostdick will introduce readers to the many walking opportunities throughout San Benito County.

Photo by John Chadwell

Pinnacles National Park to Offer Free Admission on Four Days in 2018 

The entrance fee days are in the month of January, April, September, and November. 


San Benito Lifestyle

Pinnacles National Park Announces New Fee Changes

The changes will start Jan. 1.


Children and Youth

Pinnacles National Park seeking interpretation and education interns

Interns for “Visitor Experience Specialist” positions need to apply by Aug. 7