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Pinnacles National Park Activities

Hiking: There are over 30 miles of trails at the park. These range from easy loops to wilderness trails accomodating both the casual and experienced hiker. Look at our Trail Information Page to find the trail that's right for you.

Climbing: If it's your first time climbing at Pinnacles, you'll want to read our Climber Safety Advisory . If you're just looking for general information, read our Frequently Asked Questions about Climbing . For information about seasonal closures, look at our Raptor Advisories.

Status of the Bear Gulch Cave: The Bear Gulch Cave is open seasonally . Portions of the cave are open year round, except from mid-May through mid-July, when the entire cave is closed.

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