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Condor Gulch Trail

Beginning Elevation: 1,260 Feet (392.8 Meters)
Difficulty: Difficult
Elevation Gain: 1,100 Feet (342.9 Meters) from Bear Gulch Visitor Center
Length, One-way: 1.7 Miles (2.83 Kilometers)
Recommended Season: Fall
Usage: Heavy

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General Description

The Condor Gulch Trail leads from the Bear Gulch Visitor Center northward to connect with the High Peaks Trail. The trail begins by following a small drainage as it winds through the interior of the monument. After a mile the trail leaves the stream and switchbacks to reach the High Peaks Trail. The total mileage for Condor Gulch Trail is 1.7 miles. It can be used in conjunction with the High Peaks Trail to create a loop hike.

Directions from Bear Gulch Visitor Center: The trailhead is directly across the park road from the visitor center.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round .

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Related Activities
Bear Gulch Visitor Center - The Bear Gulch Visitor Center is an excellent place to begin your visit to Pinnacles National Monument. Exhibits and a bookstore provide a plethora of information about the region and activities available.

High Peaks Trail - This strenuously steep trail leads 5.3 miles through the central terrain of Pinnacles National Monument.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Pinnacles National Monument, 5000 Hwy. 146 , Paicines, CA, 95043, Phone: 408-389-4485, Fax: 831-389-4489


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