This is one of those spectacular must-do national parks that is frankly under-discovered. You can approach Pinnacles from the west or the east (we chose the west). Truly unique landscape complete with hikes through caves and streams, rewarded with breathtaking views. But it is HOT in the summer - so highly recommend going in the spring (when the water is still running through the caves) or the fall (no water but still gorgeous). During the busy spring and summer months, be sure to start the hike EARLY as the parking at the trail head gets full quickly (and rangers will turn your vehicle around).
September 25, 2020