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Columns of the Giants

Pinecrest, CA
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Ranked #3 of 3 Attractions in Pinecrest
Description: Rock columns formed out of ancient glacier remnants.
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Forest Service writes: "An easy ¼ mile walk to unusual geologic formation with spectacular views of basalt columns. Beautiful newly improved accessible trails just opened. Improvements made that addressed the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). We invite everyone to enjoy this unique geological formation and interesting interpretive... More

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Pinecrest CA
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18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

So this is what the trees were like before logging. Its nce to see how things were before everything got cut down 100 years ago. Glad they kept this area intact.

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Atwater, California
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22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

I go to Column of the Giants often when I'm going up for an overnight camp at Sonora Pass with family. It's a nice little hike and the slabs of rock are pretty cool. If you're in the area, it's worth a visit. Note* If you've ever visited Devil's Postpile in Mammoth, it quite the same, just a bit smaller

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Sonora, California
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23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Not far from the road. I think its accessible in the late spring,summer and fall. Check on winter. Make sure you bring a pack with snacks and plenty of water. The rock forms are neat to see.

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SF Bay Area
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22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Stop and give yourself a welcome break enjoying this sight.. Not worth a special trip, given how many stunning places are so close, but worth a stop if you are in the area. If you are relaxing, take a chair and settle down with a book and enjoy.

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