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FletchBear Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2017


Posted May 24, 2017 9:27 pm

JHH60From Bear Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2017


Beautiful hike with great views of the Park and the Central Valley. Only one other hiker on the trail.
Posted May 14, 2017 6:07 pm

s0rceFrom Bear Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2017
Well marked trail from the reservoir. Nice views, much less crowded than the high peaks area of the park.
Posted Mar 27, 2017 1:43 pm

colinrWith South Chalone & High Peaks Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2016


Started near Bench Trail-Bear Gulch Trail junction about a mile east of the Bear Gulch Nature Center. Hiked the Bear Gulch Cave with my wife and 3 young ones, then raced up to North Chalone and South Chalone before returning to the Reservoir and completing a Rim Trail-High Peaks Trail-Condor Gulch Loop.
Posted Mar 21, 2016 12:21 am

johnmFrom Bear Gulch via Chalone Peak Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2015


Nice view from the fire lookout in all directions.
Posted May 17, 2015 6:26 pm

ktoyamaPeaks in Pinnacles NP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2014
Hiked Mt. Defiance and Chalone Peaks in Pinnacles NP.
Posted Dec 15, 2014 7:30 pm

ROSENCLIMBERNot Many People  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2014


I've been up there two times now and I only passed about a half dozen people each time. Perhaps most people don't care for a long, warm (hot?) hike up a nondescript trail/road through the chaparral. It's more for us dedicated peak-baggers than your average tourist I guess. But nice views of the surrounding countryside and really gives you a birds-eye view of Pinnacles National Park.
Posted May 28, 2014 9:56 pm

pBergPinnacles Middle Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2014


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INCH #879, Pinnacles Middle Loop. The caves coming back were awesome!
Posted May 13, 2014 2:00 pm

trexkerryCombo with South Chalone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2013
First trip to the Pinnacles and very much enjoyed the N/S Chalone duo. Trip Report with Jerry Kohn HERE.
Posted Dec 22, 2013 12:28 am

orbitorFrom Bear Gulch via Chalone Peak Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2013


On the way to Oregon, stopped by Pinnacles to officially mark it as a new park. Took a few hours to do the trail to the park highpoint. Easy trail for fit hikers, fantastic views from summit at only 3300'! Would not do this in the middle of summer though.
Posted Aug 14, 2013 2:36 pm

SkyPilot84from Bear Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2012


Great views!
Posted Apr 30, 2012 1:10 pm

Bob BurdLong time ago...  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Sometime before 1992 on one of my first visits to Pinnacles NM...
Posted Apr 18, 2012 1:10 am

boyblueSeveral Times  Sucess!


First time was in high school (1973). In 1980 via a traverse of Mt. Defiance. I even got my then non-hiker future wife to the top in the early 90's. The real challenge will be to get my video-gamer son (11) to the top this spring.
Posted Dec 23, 2011 2:57 pm

labglovesCool day between rain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2011


Nice Hike from Bear Gulch - added South Chalone peak & High Peaks Trail.
Posted Nov 6, 2011 6:53 pm

cwharringtonlawChange of Pace  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2010
This hike and the park in general offered some interestering terrain features with reservoir and some of the other areas in the park.
Posted May 12, 2011 1:59 pm

phydeuxNice hike
Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2011


Nice hike from Bear Gulch on a sunny spring day. Did the High Peaks route on return to check out the 'pinnacles' and to make it a complete day of hiking. The outhouse on the summit is pretty beaten up and in need of repair. Suggest anyone doing this is spring avoid the weekends when crowds overrun the Bear Gulch area (99% only go up to the reservoir through the cave).
Posted Apr 7, 2011 11:33 am

LakesideHikerHigh Peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 1, 1972


Cold/Wet day, swimming through the caves/waterfalls.
Posted Jan 24, 2011 10:04 pm

JonodoBear Gulch Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2011


We were supposed to climb Junipero Serra but the Military had closed the only access road. After hours of driving around trying to find the non-existent alternative to the peak we settle on Pinnacles. What a great alternative to have. I was amazed by the park. The Bear Gulch Caves were incredible. The view from the peak was great and the trail was in great shape. Not too many people and the weather was fantastic. I can't wait to head back.
Posted Jan 22, 2011 12:53 pm

mrchad9Great place to explore  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2004


Always have enjoyed trips here, walking through the caves and checking out the rock formations.
Posted May 9, 2010 3:47 am

gomez13Bear Gulch Caves  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2010


Climbed a few days after winter storms. The caves were amazing, the water was thundering through them. Hit South Peak also. Clear day, views were stunning.
Posted Feb 14, 2010 11:38 pm

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