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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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This amazing natural formation is well worth a visit if you're in the area! Amazing nature which you can see from below and on top of the 'Postpile', make time for a walk as well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This amazing natural formation is well worth a visit if you're in the area! Amazing nature which you can see from below and on top of the 'Postpile', make time for a walk as well as the Rainbow Falls nearby is spectacular too - a great area.

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Davis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

There they are: post piles stacked up, ready for use! The trail to Rainbow Falls from the ranger station goes near the post pile. There is a more difficult trail that goes over the top, where you can see the "posts" arranged like tiles in an entryway. After our hike to Rainbow Falls, we took the upper trail to the... More 

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vista, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Really interesting rock formation, super easy hike suitable for just about anyone (like 1/2m round trip). If people have a day to spend in Mammoth Lakes, this would be at the top of the list of things they should see. Really interesting formation in an absolutely gorgeous area. It's very similar to Yellowstone's Sheapeater Clff except it's about 5-10x the... More 

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Springdale, Utah
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

You are forced to take a shuttlebus to the postpile, you loose time forcthis attraction on the way to Death Valley

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

At the visitors center, we were told that if we are early birds, which we are ( coz we came from the east), we can drive our own car to this site, otherwise only a bus takes visitors to this amazing monumental rock formations. You can not imagine how this towering octagonal post-like in piles are there in the open... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Unique geology. Close to Mammoth. Easy access.No fee. Grandkids enjoyed. Combine with Rainbow Falls. Take a picnic lunch

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Saugus, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Worth the short, easy walk from the parking area. Very unique. Note you have to pay $7 per person for the shuttle unless you qualify to drive through the gate (handicap, boat, etc).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Amazing, pristine place full of fun you can dip into the pond below rainbow fall and feel relaxed. Short hike from read meadows station around 1.7 miles and 2.5 miles from devils postpile.

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Altadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I have been to Devils Postpile several times and it always is amazing. It is a bit of a walk, down to the postpile, mostly dirt, but well worth is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Only like 2.2 miles round trip. We found it on the easy side. It was interesting to me that someone wanted to blow it up like 120 years ago. What!?

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Additional Information about Devil's Postpile National Monument

Address: Pacific Crest Trail, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Phone Number: 760 934 2289
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mammoth Lakes
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:30 pm

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