Chalone Peak Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,695' 516 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 3,305' 1,007 m
Low: 1,611' 491 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)
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“An open, airy trail offering stunning views from the tallest point in Pinnacles National Park.”— QuinTCM TCM
To extend this run and before heading back, consider taking the unmaintained South Chalone Peak Trail and the second highest point in the park.
Wildflowers like Larkspur, California buckeye, Elegant clarkia, California buckwheat, Mariposa lily, Bush poppy, Gray mule-ears, Indian Warrior, California poppy and many others are abundant in spring.
Look for manzanita shrubs interspersed among patches of chaparral.
The park is also home to around 300 different species of lichens, which are easily visible on the many rock formations they color.
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Land Manager: NPS - Pinnacles National Park