North Chalone Peak Climber's Log

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Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Jan 13, 2022 9:41 pm Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2022

My first big hike of the year  Sucess!

Drove a solid 4 hours from my home in Roseville to Pinnacles NP and hiked this one, following it up with the High Peaks to Condor Gulch loop, back to my car at Bear Gulch.


soslaw - Jul 23, 2020 5:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2020

North Chalone Peak

Trail run via Chalone trail. Tagged South Chalone afterwards.


colingregory - Mar 11, 2019 3:23 pm Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2019

Dayhike  Sucess!

Dayhiked from Bear Gulch. Happy to find the cave open today after rain had it closed all week. The hike was straightforward and surprisingly easy to North Chalone. After leaving my buddy and bagging Middle and South Peaks, it became a more tiring effort. Was surprisingly sore after this trip.


Fletch - May 24, 2017 9:27 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2017

Bear Gulch  Sucess!



JHH60 - May 14, 2017 6:07 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2017

From Bear Gulch  Sucess!

Beautiful hike with great views of the Park and the Central Valley. Only one other hiker on the trail.

s0rce - Mar 27, 2017 1:43 pm Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2017

From Bear Gulch  Sucess!

Well marked trail from the reservoir. Nice views, much less crowded than the high peaks area of the park.


colinr - Mar 21, 2016 12:21 am Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2016

With South Chalone & High Peaks Trail  Sucess!

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.


johnm - May 17, 2015 6:26 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 2015

From Bear Gulch via Chalone Peak Trail  Sucess!

Nice view from the fire lookout in all directions.

ktoyama - Dec 15, 2014 7:30 pm Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2014

Peaks in Pinnacles NP  Sucess!

Hiked Mt. Defiance and Chalone Peaks in Pinnacles NP.


ROSENCLIMBER - May 28, 2014 9:56 pm Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2014

Not Many People  Sucess!

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.


pBerg - May 13, 2014 2:00 pm Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2014

Pinnacles Middle Loop  Sucess!

GPX File

INCH #879, Pinnacles Middle Loop. The caves coming back were awesome!

trexkerry - Dec 22, 2013 12:28 am Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2013

Combo with South Chalone  Sucess!

First trip to the Pinnacles and very much enjoyed the N/S Chalone duo. Trip Report with Jerry Kohn HERE.

orbitor - Aug 14, 2013 2:36 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2013

From Bear Gulch via Chalone Peak Trail  Sucess!

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.


SkyPilot84 - Apr 30, 2012 1:10 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2012

from Bear Gulch  Sucess!

Great views!

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Apr 18, 2012 1:10 am

Long time ago...  Sucess!

Sometime before 1992 on one of my first visits to Pinnacles NM...


boyblue - Dec 23, 2011 2:57 pm

Several 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.


labgloves - Nov 6, 2011 6:53 pm Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2011

Cool day between rain  Sucess!

Nice Hike from Bear Gulch - added South Chalone peak & High Peaks Trail.

cwharringtonlaw - May 12, 2011 1:59 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2010

Change of Pace  Sucess!

This hike and the park in general offered some interestering terrain features with reservoir and some of the other areas in the park.


phydeux - Apr 7, 2011 11:33 am Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2011

Nice hike

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).


LakesideHiker - Jan 24, 2011 10:04 pm Date Climbed: Mar 1, 1972

High Peaks  Sucess!

Cold/Wet day, swimming through the caves/waterfalls.

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