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Pinnacles Overlook Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Paicines, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length 1.0 mi Elevation gain 78 ft Route type Loop

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The Pinnacles Overlook Trail starts just after the visitor center, heading towards the pinnacles. The trail gently winds up the hillside until you hit your first split. Either choice will bring you around the loop. If you head to the right, a second split will appear. The trail to the right is the Jawbone Trail that leads to the Chaparral Parking area. Upon doing the loop, one finds a beautiful overlook of the pinnacles and balconies formations. Trail should take 20-30 minutes.

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Martha Negrete
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Good hike. My bf and I went on the loop and got off of the loop on a trail which was a more moderate trail. I would recommend the loop trail to everyone. It is stroller and kid friendly. However, the trail that is off the loop I would recommend to individuals who are more experienced with hiking. I would consider this a moderate trail due to elevation (and the heat which makes it a little harder)

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Larry Jarrett
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Hiking

Easy trail with nice views. Good warm up and overview of the Pinnacles. Informative interpretive signage.

Sam Vandewater
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Hiking
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Short, easy hike with a very rewarding view on a clear day.

Jack Canchola
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Enoch Choi
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Arnon Lewinstein
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Mary Lopez
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Tim Barnes
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Jordan Herrick
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Ioana S.
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Rob Nebeker
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Roxy Jones
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Darren Spothelfer
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P Antonio S.
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Ed Frey
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Ed Frey
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