Join Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves and fellow pilgrims from throughout the diocese for a Spring Hiking Pilgrimage at Pinnacles National Park on Saturday, April 1. We will gather just before 10 am at Bear Gulch Day Use Parking. From there, we will take a 6.1-mile loop through the heart of the Pinnacles rock formation. The vistas should be glorious and wildflowers should provide a dazzling palate of color.

What to bring: plenty of water, your own lunch and maybe a small treat to share. Hiking boots and a hat are a must and, if you use them, hiking poles. Please note: We begin with a steep ascent; a good portion of our trail is listed as strenuous and we will go through a 1,300’ gain and loss of elevation. There is an entry fee of $10 per car.

To register, email Mary Beth Powell at with your name, contact information. Please state “Pinnacles Hike” in the subject line. For questions, contact The Rev. Eliza Linley at or Celeste Ventura at

(Photos by Eliza Linley)