Tony Novelozo/Tony Novelozo / Special to The

A hiker passes one of the many intriguing rock formations, this one known as the Anvil, off the High Peaks Trail at Pinnacles National Park, which is about 180 miles south of Sacramento. Although outdoor enthusiasts are likely to flock to Pinnacles in the summer, during the springtime – especially on weekdays – it’s quite possible you will have the trails mostly to yourself.

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