Pebble Beach 17 Mile Drive

Most sports fans know Pebble Beach as one of the greatest golf courses in the world. But did you know that you can drive around this area south of Monterrey, California? This gorgeous slice of beach is home to famous folks like John Steinbeck, Clint Eastwood, Ansel Adams, and Doris Day,…

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Pinnacles National Park Kid Hikes

Pinnacles National Park is a relative small, new park, and there are not a lot of kid-friendly hikes. However, we did find a few hikes that we really liked. The hikes that we enjoyed most included sections that ventured through talus caves, which are caves formed by collapsed rock. In order…

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Pinnacles National Park

On a recent trip to California, we spent a full day exploring Pinnacles National Park. We love the national park system. We have visited 29 of the 63 national parks, and though we know that we won't get to all of them, we are so grateful for the parks we can…

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Bear Gulch Cave Trail | Pinnacles

We recently visited Pinnacles National Park to try a few hikes. Our favorite was Bear Gulch Cave, which is located in the more popular east side. This short trail is very shady and features a talus cave, so you'll need light. We also spotted several cool birds near the trailhead. Add…

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Tunnel Trail | Juniper Canyon | Pinnacles

Pinnacles National Park has a long trail known as the High Peaks Trail that travels across the park. You can hike from the east side to the west side. We knew that our family wasn't up for such a long hike, but we heard about a tunnel along the Juniper Canyon…

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Balconies Cave Hike | Pinnacles National Park

On the remote west side of Pinnacles National Park is a hike through a talus cave. The Balconies Cave is much less visited, and much less developed than the Bear Gulch Cave on the east side of the park. But we enjoyed both talus caves, though they were quite different. Exploring…

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