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Best trails in Soledad

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Explore the most popular trails near Soledad with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Soledad
Top trails (4)
#1 - Condor Gulch Trail to High Peaks Trail Loop
Pinnacles National Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 3 h 15 m
Note: As of September 01, 2020, the park road past the campground remains closed to vehicular traffic. Visitors may bike and/or hike from the campground further into the park. This will add about 2.5 miles each way. For more information, please see https://www.nps.gov/pinn/planyourvisit/temporary-operational-guidelines.htm Essential loop at the Pinnacles, one of the best hiking locales in central California High Peaks Trail at Pinnacles National Monument threads its way through the wreckage of a volcano destroyed by the San Andreas Fault millions of years ago. The Monument, about 100 miles south of San Jose, California, celebrates the strange assortment of rock formations created as the volcano gave way to greater forces of plate tectonics. This loop from the eastern entrance of the Pinnacles provides the most direct route to the High Peaks, where a series of ladders and multiple tight squeezes take hikers through a geological maze that has made the Pinnacles a favorite among hikers from throughout California. While the rocks and expansive vistas are the main attractions, you might get lucky and spot some of the rare California condors that nest in the park and soar high above. Trails on this hike: Condor Gulch Trail; High Peaks Trail; Bear Gulch Trail. Starting from the Bear Gulch parking area, you can go either way. Condor Gulch Trail is a bit steeper, so you may want to start out there to get your climbing done on fresh legs and spare your knees on the way down. Best time to go: Springtime adds wildflowers to the awesome scenery, making it a near perfect hike. Summer will be too hot and autumn may be too dry, but winter should be gorgeous if you give the trails a couple days to dry out after passing storm systems. $30 Park Entrance Fee for Vehicles Note: Caves in the area tend to close seasonally due to weather conditions and the presence of wildlife. To view updated closure information, please see https://www.nps.gov/pinn/planyourvisit/cavestatus.htmShow more
#2 - Old Pinnacles Trail Loop
Pinnacles National Park
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 5 h
Please check trail status here: https://www.nps.gov/pinn/planyourvisit/cavestatus.htm. Please note that the caves are currently closed due to COVID 19. 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.Show more
#3 - Peaks View Day Use Area to Bear Gulch Day Use Area Trail
Pinnacles National Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
#4 - Old Pinnacles, Balconies Cliffs, Juniper Canyon, High Peaks and Bench Trail Loop
Pinnacles National Park
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 4 h 40 m
Please note as of 2/19/2019 Balconies Cave and Bear Gulch Cave are closed due to flooding. Route shown is counter clockwise so that you cross the river at the end of the hike instead of at the beginning and do not have to hike as far with wet feet.Show more