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Balconies Trail
West Pinnacles
Balconies Trail is fairly level the first half-mile or so.
It's a beautiful trail through impressive scenery.
West fork of Chalone Creek flows through the canyon.
Cliff face of Machete Ridge invites local rock climbers to test their skills.
Climber voices raised in exultation echo from peak to peak.
At first glance, Machete Ridge appears to be a solid stone barrier.
Trail narrows as it nears junction of Old Pinnacles Trail to the East Pinnacles.
Distance to this point is about 0.6 mi.
Hikers can continue along Balconies Cliffs or Cave Trails if time allows.
Juniper Canyon Trail                         East Pinnacles                        West Pinnacles
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