Pets allowed
Not Allowed
Elevation Gain
300.00 ft (91.44 m)
Trail type
2.00 mi (3.22 km)
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

National Park Pass


Lovely. Serves many attractions.


It makes you wish it were longer.

Trailhead Elevation

1,300.00 ft (396.24 m)


Rock climbing
Bird watching
Big vistas


Nearby Lodging + Camping

Gabilan + Southern Diablo Mountains, California


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