Pinnacles - Western National Parks Association


National Park


Some 23 million years ago, multiple volcanoes erupted, flowed, and slid to form a unique landscape. Journey through chaparral, oak woodlands, and canyon bottoms. Hike inside rare talus caves and emerge to towering rock spires teeming with life: prairie and peregrine falcons, golden eagles, and the inspiring California condor.

Pinnacles National Park

Explore the Park

Pinnacles National Park, located in central California near the San Andreas Fault, is named for its spiraling rock formations believed to be remnants of the extinct Neenach Volcano. There is a rich variety of plants, animals and birds at the park, where WNPA-sponsored research on lead levels in California Condors takes place.

Stories from Pinnacles

Predict Condor Range Expansion to Reduce Development Threats
Since our founding in 1938

WNPA has provided more than

$136 million

in aid to our partner parks to fund educational programs, initiatives, and scientific research

Kids in Parks

National parks are places where kids can dream up great adventures! Taking in amazing scenery. Testing out new skills. Exploring places kids may have only heard about. But most importantly, creating new memories with friends and family.

Our public lands are our public commons. They belong to all of us as part of our natural and cultural heritage. They remind us of a larger world that has existed long before the arrival of humans and will survive long after we are gone. –Terry Tempest Williams, Author & Conservationist

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Bring the Parks Home

When you can’t get to a national park for a visit, experience it from the comfort of your home. WNPA’s online store is packed with ranger-approved park collectibles, books, toys, and clothing. Shop for a special item.