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Devil's Postpile National Monument

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Address: Pacific Crest Trail, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Phone Number: 760 934 2289
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Description: This obscure part of the National Park System features unique basalt rock...
This obscure part of the National Park System features unique basalt rock formations.
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Hiked one of the trails leading to Devil's Postpile and Rainbow Falls, upper and lower falls. It's an easy to moderate hike with minimal elevation gain and loss. The trails are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Hiked one of the trails leading to Devil's Postpile and Rainbow Falls, upper and lower falls. It's an easy to moderate hike with minimal elevation gain and loss. The trails are easy to follow as the signage is quite adequate. The air quality was a bit annoying: somewhat smokey and smog- like from the numerous wildfires occurring elsewhere. Long distance/scenic... More 

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Placerville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing what nature can do, a nice short walk from the bus drop off location. Going on to Rainbow Falls is a bit of a long walk from here but was well worth the walk.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

What an amazing thing to see. It's beautiful and you can hike up to the top and stand on the hexagon shaped rock on top. It is another must see. It is a bit of a hike so bring comfortable shoes but once you get there you can't imagine how incredible it is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Halfway to rainbow falls we see this amazing site. Pictures are only a glimpse. Definitely a must see. Take the whole family

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Devils Postpile is just another must see location located at Mammoth Lakes Mammoth Mountain. Hiking biking and wonderful sights highly recommended

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Went in morning on the bus to devil's post pile -this is the only way there and is a good thing considering the one lane road in places. Walked short easy distance to the post pile. Well worth it. Took the path to the top which was a struggle for me in my 50's with arthritis in the knees but... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Really impressive. It's great that it's not fenced off and people just seemed to have a healthy respect for the formation. We didn't take the trail to the top of the formation but in hindsight I think it would have been well worth it. On the way back from Rainbow Falls we took the John Muir trail on the other... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We stopped here but were told we couldn't drive in after 7am. Shuttle Bus only during the day and our Annual Pass did not apply to the $7 Shuttle fee per person. We didn't have alot of time to go back and park and pick up the shuttle so we visited a scenic overlook nearby and drove on to our... More 

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Hurley, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Amazing and a nice hike the morning air is amazing and the staff is very helpful with questions. It is amazing to see how this was formed and the signs help

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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We arrived on a Mon-Fri, as we heard this site fills up fast on weekends. There are two small sections, A and B. We choose B and were very pleased. Only one bathroom for both sections, but flush toilets and sinks which were lighted at night. No showers but you can pay for one at Reds Meadows down the road.... More 

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