South Chalone Peak Trail
ElevationAscent: 579' 177 m
Descent: -525' -160 m
High: 3,209' 978 m
Low: 2,630' 802 m
GradeAvg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)
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“An airy, unmaintained trail leading to views from Pinnacles National Park's second highest point.”— QuinTCM TCM
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