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Did you know that the pinnacles, like the one in this picture, are remnants of an ancient volcanic field? The Pinnacles volcanic field started its life about 23 million years ago near Lancaster in Southern California. As the Pacific plate slides along the North American plate, it has torn the volcanoes in two, carrying the rock almost 200 miles north to where Pinnacles National Park is today. Over time, wind, rain, and vegetation have worn down the rock, creating the spires and pinnacles you can find here at the park! Visit www.nps.gov/pinn to learn more.

[Photo by NPS/Ariana London: Rock formations are reflected in the water at Bear Gulch Reservoir.]
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Did you know that the pinnacles, like the one in this picture, are remnants of an ancient volcanic field? The Pinnacles volcanic field started its life about 23 million years ago near Lancaster in Southern California. As the Pacific plate slides along the North American plate, it has torn the volcanoes in two, carrying the rock almost 200 miles north to where Pinnacles National Park is today. Over time, wind, rain, and vegetation have worn down the rock, creating the spires and pinnacles you can find here at the park! Visit www.nps.gov/pinn to learn more.
[Photo by NPS/Ariana London: Rock formations are reflected in the water at Bear Gulch Reservoir.]

 

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This is a great day hikers Park. Just be careful during the summer/early fall regarding hot temps.

Wow, earlier today I was planning out a hike along Condor Gulch Loop this coming weekend and then tonight I see this post... it's either a sign that its going to be a great hike, or my Google searches are tracking my every move? 🤔😬

Love hiking here

Karen Schmidt Calley

I love this place!

Prehistoric looking & worth visiting & hiking. 💓 Plan your visit , leave Bay Area early , 1. Day pack 2 . Sun protection 3. Lots water 4 . Snacks Enjoy your visit & plan your route before you leave home . 😉.

So many good times laying on the rocks on a sunny day. Good memories!

You can see some really neat lava flows that are visible up off the High Peaks trail as well!

Can’t wait! We’re there next mont!

Do you guys know if this is the spot with the water snakes and the brightly colored dragonflies?

Kari Applegate

Drew Stidger

Syndy, before its 800 degrees out there.

Nathan Westfall David Rodriguez we should plan a meetup for here! Not necessarily this year.

Marcus Selsing

Victoria Payan

Maria Riela S Saenger

Brian Courrejou so close!!

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Did you know that the pinnacles, like the ones in this picture, are remnants from an ancient volcanic field? Over time, wind and rain have worn down the rock, creating the unique spires you can find here at the park! Visit https://t.co/q8TQm9cmBU to learn the full story.

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