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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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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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You will have to take the bus into the National Monument but it has many drop offs and the trail leading out to the Postpile is well worth the effort. The trail between Rainbow... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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San Ramon, California
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San Ramon, California
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85 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You will have to take the bus into the National Monument but it has many drop offs and the trail leading out to the Postpile is well worth the effort. The trail between Rainbow Falls and the Postpile is what one could consider an easy trail. Take time to enjoy the breath taking scenery and the geology at thge Postpile... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Devil's Postpile is a small unit of the national parks tucked in behind Yosemite. It's unusual in a couple of different ways. One of the things that really interests me is that it is actually on the west side of the Sierra Crest, but can only be approached by road from the eastern or Great Basin side. The road in... More 

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Thank akbadger
Carlsbad, California
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to see if you are into amazing rock formations. Even the drive to the trail head is fun. The walk is a short 15-30 min walk and a rare sight to see.

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Thank LaCostaKeith
Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The scenery down in the Devil's Postpile Monument is fantastic. There is a very relaxing and not strenuous hike between the parking lot/ bus stop for Devil's Postpile and the actual Postpile. From there you can continue your hike to Rainbow Falls along a very pretty stream through the woods. There is an open area where a fire has burned... More 

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Thank John L. B
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely hike to Devil's Postpile. It's a great way to spend a summer day in Mammoth. Love our national parks.

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Thank Antonia G
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We went there with our two kids (3 and 1.2). It's a short and easy hike from the parking lot (~10 min walk), and the kids really enjoyed it. We also took a stroller with us -- we have a BOB, and it's a good trail. The main trail goes to the bottom of Devil's Postpile -- a cool geological... More 

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Thank NaamanK
Auckland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It was a very long walk for someone who is not physically fit. Reaching at the point it was wonderful. But then again it was quiet tiring too if you are not a fit person.

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Thank Preet2013
Kerobokan, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

amazing, there are not many words that can explain the feeling of seeing the strange rock formations at devils postpile. i have been many times and cant wait for summer to return to this natural marvel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I am so happy I made the hike to see this natural wonder. I have a bad back and a bad foot but I made it. Just not to the top of the Postpile. I also didn't make it to Rainbow Falls. It's an easy trail for most people and so worth it.

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Vincentown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Worth the short drive from Mammoth. There's a $10 off season to drive your car to the park. During the summer, there's a shuttle bus to take you there. A beautiful, short walk leads to the postpile. It's pretty amazing. We were only there for about an hour and took tons of photos so add this to the other things... More 

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