#15 Pinnacles National Park from 15 Crowd-Free National Parks to Visit Before Summer Ends

15 Crowd-Free National Parks to Visit Before Summer Ends

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#15 Pinnacles National Park

Location: California

Season: Open year round

Size: 41.57 sq. miles

No of visits (2013): 237,677

The high peaks in America’s newest national park are home to the highly endangered California Condor. People come to Pinnacles to bird watch and also to hike and rock climb among the solitude of the remains of an ancient volcanic field riven by the San Andreas Fault — an escape from bustling city life in San Francisco and the Bay area.

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