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Moses Spring Trail

Pinnacles National Park

Gabilan + Southern Diablo Mountains, California

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Moses Spring Trail

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  • Bear Gulch Reservoir, Pinnacles National Park.- Moses Spring Trail
  • Bear Gulch Reservoir, Pinnacles National Park.- Moses Spring Trail
  • The Moses Spring Trail, Pinnacles National Park.- Moses Spring Trail
  • The Moses Spring Trail, Pinnacles National Park.- Moses Spring Trail
  • The Moses Spring Trail, Pinnacles National Park.- Moses Spring Trail
  • The Moses Spring Trail, Pinnacles National Park.- Moses Spring Trail
  • Discovery Wall as viewed from the Moses Spring Trail, Pinnacles National Park.- Moses Spring Trail
  • The Moses Spring Trail, Pinnacles National Park.- Moses Spring Trail
  • The Moses Spring Trail, Pinnacles National Park.- Moses Spring Trail
  • The Moses Spring Trail, Pinnacles National Park.- Moses Spring Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Lovely. Serves many attractions.
Cons: 
It makes you wish it were longer.
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Region:
Gabilan + Southern Diablo Mountains, CA
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
No
Net Elevation Gain: 
300.00 ft (91.44 m)
Parking Pass: 
National Park Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
2.00 mi (3.22 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
1,300.00 ft (396.24 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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The Moses Spring Trail is a pretty hike through the beautiful Bear Gulch in Pinnacles National Park. The most popular region in the park, Bear Gulch is home to a variety of activities spanning rock climbing, picnicking, hiking, and cave exploration. Though only about a mile long, the Moses Spring Trail winds through varied vegetation, past expansive vistas, and along dramatic cliffs of Pinnacles' distinctive red volcanic rock before reaching the Bear Gulch Reservoir and the caves below it. The hike is family friendly and simply must be experienced on a trip to Pinnacles.

Pinnacles National Park is the newest national park in the United States, acquiring this status in 2013 after being originally established as a national monument by Theodore Roosevelt in 1908. The park features dramatic volcanic rock formations including high peaks, caves, and highly-featured walls that are well suited to rock climbing. The peaks rising above the surrounding farms and grasslands host one of the highest densities of prairie falcons in North America as well as reintroduced California condors and a growing population of peregrine falcons. Other wildlife include coyote, bobcat, California quail, golden eagle, and cougar.

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