High Peaks from Chaparral Ranger Station
4.9 miles     1200 ft
21 Mar 2010
Summary

Short, vigorous hike to High Peaks in Pinnacles.

Location: Pinnacles National Monument

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Nice map showing all hiking trails.

» Old trailmap preserved by U Texas Library: Good map, very similar to the official trail map. This one shows creeks more prominently.

Route
From Chaparral Ranger Station, follow Juniper Canyon Trail (1.2 miles) → right on Tunnel Trail (0.6 mils) → left on High Peaks Trail (0.7 miles) → left on Tunnel Trail (0.6 miles) → right on Juniper Canyon Trail (1.2 miles). Scout Peak lies to the south of the junction of Tunnel Trail and High Peaks Trail (see trail map).
Trailhead

Location: Pinnacles West Entrance on Highway 146 . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: (Borrowed from Pinnacles Official Website)

From the San Francisco Bay Area: Take Hwy 101 south to the town of Soledad, and then take Hwy 146 east. Take care as you're driving through town; the highway takes a few turns. Follow Hwy 146 for 14 miles into Pinnacles National Monument.

From the South: Take Hwy 101 North to the town of Soledad, and then take Hwy 146 east. Take care as you're driving through town; the highway takes a few turns. Follow Hwy 146 for 14 miles into Pinnacles National Monument.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: $5 per vehicle (last visited: March 2010)

Capacity: Dozens of cars may be parked here.

Latitude: 36.491736     Longitude: -121.209481

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