2.9 miles from East Entrance of Pinnacles National Monument
. No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.
1) To Eastern Entrance of Pinnacles (borrowed from Pinnacles Official Website):
From the San Francisco Bay Area: Take Hwy 101 south through the city of Gilroy to Hwy 25 south. On Hwy 25, go through the town of Hollister and continue about 30 miles to Hwy 146. Turn right on Hwy 146, then turn left into the Pinnacles Campground to check in at Pinnacles Visitor Center. From the campground, the Bear Gulch Area is 3.5 miles further into the park along Hwy 146.
From the South: Take Hwy 101 North to the town of King City. Exit at 1st Street. Turn right toward King City. Continue straight until 1st St turns into Bitterwater Rd (Monterey County G13). Follow Bitterwater Rd until it intersects Hwy 25. Turn left on Hwy 25 (North) and follow for ~15 miles. Turn left onto Hwy 146 to enter the monument. Turn left into the Pinnacles Campground and check in at Pinnacles Visitor Center. The Bear Gulch Area is 3.5 miles further into the park along Hwy. 146.
2) From Eastern Entrance to Bear Gulch Day Use Area: Continue driving along CA-146 for 1.8 miles, then turn left onto a side road. Drive for 1.1 miles to reach Bear Gulch Day Use Area.
Parking Fees: $5 per vehicle (last visited: October 2009)
Capacity: Over 30 cars may be parked here. On busy days, the park runs a shuttle service from the eastern entrance to various trail heads.
Latitude: 36.481622 Longitude: -121.181114