Old Pinnacles Trail Loop

MODERATE 79 reviews
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Old Pinnacles Trail Loop is a 9.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Soledad, 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
1732 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.

hiking
5 days ago

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6 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

Lots of great views, awesome trail through caves and narrow passages. There's a waterfall with stairs inside of the Canyon, in the heat of the summer it's nice and cool there. There are some toads in the waterways butter on the endangered species list. It's a really great place to enjoy with the family. There's tent camping, RV parking; along with a general store.

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14 days ago

23 days ago

Did this hike today, highly recommended, love the scenery and caves

27 days ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Really beautiful hike. Caves are the best part. Views from the top are also amazing. Detour for the reservoir is worth it. Be prepared for it. The switchbacks to get to the top are really intense and very steep so keep some protein bars or some food with you.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Fantastic hike and great views!

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3 months ago

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trail running
4 months ago

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.

4 months ago

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