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High Peaks Trail to Old Pinnacles Trail to Condor Gulch Trail Loop

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Pinnacles National Park

High Peaks Trail to Old Pinnacles Trail to Condor Gulch Trail Loop is a 12.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Paicines, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length 12.1 mi Elevation gain 3,241 ft Route type Loop
Backpacking Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Running Cave Forest Lake Views Wild flowers Wildlife No dogs
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Please note as of 2/19/2019 Balconies Cave and Bear Gulch Cave are closed due to flooding. Due to COVID-19, the road leading to the trailhead is currently closed to vehicular traffic. This will add about 2.5 miles each way. For more information, please see https://www.nps.gov/pinn/planyourvisit/temporary-operational-guidelines.htm

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Stephen Tyler
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Awesome hike! You see a lot of Pinnacles NP with this trail, and I highly recommend. We saw about a dozen condors throughout the hike as well, which is part of the magic of this NP. There's a fair amount of elevation change, so be prepared with water and snacks, and I recommend using hiking poles.

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Sam@ NationalParksTrails
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Hiking

Great hike today in between rainstorms. Sky was beautiful trail was in good shape got Windy at the top and on the high peaks.

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Pragya Goel
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Great view. A lot of spot for pictures. Beautiful variety of wild flowers. You'll encounter cute tiny bridges. Good amount of shade, still a lot of sun, it's a big hike, could be really hot in summer so be prepared with lots of water. Highly recommend hiking shoes, as I saw a lot of people with sports shoes. It is a well maintained hike. Saw a lot of condors. Bear Gulch Nature Center, was really beautiful inside but it was really crowded because a big group came from the wrong entrance and blocked the crowd. The space in the caves is very small so make sure you come from the right entrance and follow the arrows.

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andrew Mcguire
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Z F
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Oscar N Barbara Zamudio
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Oscar N Barbara Zamudio
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Tanner McBurney
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Lewis Thompson
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Nathan Tsang
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