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San Andreas Fault at the Pinnacles

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San Andreas Fault at the Pinnacles

San Andreas Fault at the Pinnacles

©2010 Betsy Malloy Photography. Used by Permission.
The rocks shown above at Pinnacles National Park have been hitching a ride along the San Andreas Fault for eons. Because of unique rock formations found in only two places, they are believed to be part of the Neenach Volcano that occurred 23 million years ago near present-day Lancaster, California. The San Andreas Fault ripped the old volcano in half and they have traveled some 195 miles to reach their present location.

Pinnacles is east of US Hwy 101 and accessible from both the east and west. For easier access to the geological features, enter from the west through the town of Soledad. Read more about visiting Pinnacles National Park.

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