Pinnacles National Park is located in San Benito & Monterey Counties, California. President Theodore Roosevelt established Pinnacles National Monument in 1906 and was designated a National Park by legislation President Barack Obama signed into law on January 10, 2013. This legislation established Pinnacles as Califonia's ninth national park. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built roads, trails and the Bear Gulch Dam between 1933 and 1942.
The park located in the Gabilan Mountains and is named for The Pinnacles rock formations, which are remnants of an extinct volcano that has eroded. More adventurous families may want to try climbing the rocks, which are popular with both beginning and technical climbers.
Pinnacles is home to a variety of wildlife and is home bobcat, mountain lion and coyote. The endangered California Condor has been reintroduced to the park and over 30 condors live here. The park is also known for its variety of spring wildflowers and more than 400 species of native bees.
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