Old Pinnacles Trail Loop

MODERATE 68 reviews
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Old Pinnacles Trail Loop is a 9.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Paicines, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, nature trips, and birding.

DISTANCE
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2004 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Nestled in the mountains of central California, Pinnacles National Park is home to a range of unique rock formations, talus caves, and a series of beautiful peaks and valleys. It's also an excellent place to view wildlife, and is the nation's premier spot to view the endangered California condor. The park is lined with a network of trails that access both caves and peaks. No one trail is overly long, and it's possible to complete a number of them with an extended, beautiful day of hiking. The park also has a drive-in campground for those who'd like to spend more than a day, but it is only accessible from the eastern entrance.

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I come here to trail run twice a week. Such a beautiful place and every now and then...your lucky enough to see a Condor.

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Love it!!!!

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There were beautiful wildflowers and stunning views.

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