Pinnacles National Park Foundation - California

It is our mission to ensure excellence in education, resource stewardship,
and visitor experiences at Pinnacles National Park.


Supporting educational opportunities for diverse communities of visitors to learn about and be inspired by the park. Your gifts create opportunities for youth to visit, learn, and work in the park, helping to create the next generation of park stewards.

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Resource Stewardship

Supporting research and resource management for the long term protection of the parks natural and cultural resources. Your gifts help to restore habitats and conserve wildlife including the iconic California condor.

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Visitor Experiences

Visitor experience enhancements include programs and projects that create enjoyable and engaging visits to the park and encourage meaningful connections for the parks diverse user communities.

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Parks With a Purpose

Your gift to the Pinnacles National Park Foundation provides for the unmet needs of Pinnacles National Park and is essential for the lasting protection of the park for future generations.
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Register for a Night Hike: Wednesday Nights Starting Oct. 10

When the sun goes down at Pinnacles, a new side of the park emerges. Join a ranger for a one-mile hike to explore what happens in the park after dark. Hikes will last 60-90 minutes and leave from the east side of the park. Red flashlights recommended. Space is...

Partnership with REI Outdoor School Continues

Two Condor Tour dates have been added to the calendar. You and your REI guide will be joined by an expert condor tracker and long-time volunteer with the Condor Restoration Program who will lead a 3 to 5-mile hike with 1000-1400 feet of elevation gain in potentially...

Pinnacles Superintendent Transferring to Ohio

Pinnacles National Park Superintendent Karen Dorn transferring to Hopewell Culture National Historical Park A 33-year veteran of the NPS, Karen came to Pinnacles in 2011, prior to Pinnacles being elevated to a National Park in 2013. She assumes her new role in Ohio...

Pork for the Park Fall Dinner and Auction Sept. 22

Join the Pinnacles National Park Foundation for our annual fall dinner and auction in support of Pinnacles National Park. Help us kick off our priority project fundraising for the Bear Valley School! To be held at the San Benito County Historical Park, this event...

Solstice Member Hike

Members are invited to attend a guided hike at Pinnacles National Park East to celebrate the Summer Solstice. Not a member? You can join in support at the event with a donation.

Daniel Jones

I am a big fan of the National Parks. This is a nice place for a day trip.
All of the hikes in and around Pinnacles are fun.

Daniel Jones

Travelling Mntngal

Nice geological formations. Good walking trails. Worth the visit.

Travelling Mntngal