Eastern Mojave Vegetation California Highway 146  
 

Tom Schweich  

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 California Highway 146 connects both the east and west sides of Pinnacles National Monument to the outside world. The east side is connected at California Highway 25 and the west side at US Highway 101 in Soledad.

Other articles: CA Hwy 25 at CA Hwy 146  

Junction: California Highway 25, north to Hollister, or south.
  Junction: Bear Gulch Road, to Bear Gulch Visitor Center.
 
  There is no road between Bear Gulch and Chaparral, even though some maps show such as road.

It is, however, possible to hike between then two ends of Highway 146 over the Old Pinnacles Trail to the Balconies Trail. You can incorporate the Juniper Canyon Trail and the High Peaks Trail into a loop, and cover much of the park in a single day of hiking.

 

Other articles: Field Notes 11-Nov-05

Locations: Pinnacles National Monument.
Full Size ImageView towards the High Peaks from the Chaparral parking area.  

 

 

   

Chaparral Parking Area

End of the road and a small visitor center.

Other articles: Field Notes 11-Nov-05

Locations: Gabilan Range. Stonewall Canyon.
Full Size ImageStonewall Canyon with Salinas Valley beyond.  

 

Other articles: Field Notes 11-Nov-05

Locations: Gabilan Range. Stonewall Canyon.
Full Size ImagePanorama of Stonewall Canyon, west of Pinnacles National Monument  

 

Other articles: Field Notes 11-Nov-05

Locations: Salinas Valley.
Full Size ImageLooking northwest over vinyards in the Salinas Valley.  

 

Other articles: Monterey County Route 15 at California Highway 146  

Junction: Metz Road, south to King City.

 

   

Soledad

 

Other articles: U. S. Highway 101 at CA Hwy 146 south of Soledad  

Junction: US Highway 101, north to San Francisco, or south to Los Angeles.

 

 

   

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Date and time this article was prepared: 12/6/2018 3:05:26 PM