Balconies Cave Trail

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Balconies Cave Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pinnacles, California that features a cave. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
400 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

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cave

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27 days ago

So happy we chose this trail! I found it very enthralling like a game of clue towards the end because you have to look around to figure out where the cave entry is. You think after walking under a few boulders “wow...it’s over?” It is not. Look around hard and you’ll see a small passage way plunging downward. The answer is yes, that is indeed the trail! Once you are walking down into this entry and everyone behind you thinks you’re crazy, you’ll find a cool, dark cave. Don’t turn around yet because there are some clues on the wall (white arrows) that lead you out another way. I would highly recommend headlamps. If you have difficulty getting around large obstacles, claustrophobia, or you’re afraid of the dark this trail is not for you. Hope this helps!

3 months ago

Love it.

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7 months ago

My husband and I spent the afternoon here. It was beautiful and unexpected. We hadn’t even realized this National Park existed prior to Googling, “things to do near Monterey”.

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Saturday, February 27, 2016