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Pinnacles National Park Nature-Wildflower Hike

25 Mar 2023
8:45am - 1:30pm PDT

Hike Pinnacles National Park with us on Saturday, March 25th! We'll meet near the trailhead in the Western entrance parking lot at 8:45am and set off as close to 9am as reasonable. We’ll decide when we assemble which trail(s) to take depending on the number of hikers, endurance levels, and interests. Even if we split up into two groups, both hikes will be at a moderate level and take about 2.5 to 3 hours. Please plan to bring water, snacks, binoculars, and a magnifying glass; we also recommended good trail shoes, a set of hiking poles, sunscreen, a hat, and layers you can shed as it warms up. We'll send out an email about lunch options.

Pinnacles National Park is one of the newest National Parks. It is famous for its wildflowers and its condors but, of course, there is so much more natural beauty to be found there. Our hike will be led by Peter Szydlowski (RPCV Ecuador 1970-74 & PCV Director Nicaragua 74-75), with help from NorCalPCA's own John Bost. Peter knows the Pinnacles well: he was a Ranger there 1992 to 2008, serving at the visitors center, entrance station, trail patrol, and leading nature hikes. After retiring, he volunteered in the condor tracking program and led night hikes. Peter and  his wife Marie try to make at least one visit each wildflower season. We may also be joined by Peter’s friend Charles Ewing, who for 15 years was a ranger-interpreter-naturalist at Pinnacles.

The entrance fee to Pinnacles is $30 per vehicle and is good for 7 days. If someone in the car has an Interagency Senior Pass, that will allow the pass holder and others in the same vehicle to take an old person with you :)


Carpool: Join or offer a ride  here

More info on Pinnacles National Park here  

More info on the condors  here


25 Mar 2023
8:45am - 1:30pm PDT

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