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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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Beautiful Walk!

We wanted to go for a short hike and found out that Devil's Postpile was jus perfect! It is a beautiful walk and from Devil's Potpile we went to Rainbow Water Fall and it was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We wanted to go for a short hike and found out that Devil's Postpile was jus perfect! It is a beautiful walk and from Devil's Potpile we went to Rainbow Water Fall and it was a beautiful walk. Take water with you! Only thing is you have to park your car at Adventure Picnic spot and take a bus (Cost... More 

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Benicia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing lava rock formations. Peculiar shapes and so vast and curvy it kind of makes you think there are some people pulling the whole structure from behind! a short .4 mile hike from the shuttle stop. Totally worth it. take water with you while going. the hike itself is also very beautiful.

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Ontario, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

When you go to Mammoth Lakes California make sure to see Devils Postpile then make the short mile or so hike to the falls. Take a water bottle and sunblock for everyone! It is a great time for all, but a long hike.

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Temple City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Well for the devils review... why not review one of the most unique national monuments around. It is perhaps the most unique geologic formation that I know of. Definitely that I have seen. Hundreds of pillars pushed up from the bowels of the earth and all were formed at the same time. Almost 45% are perfect hexagons. The other 55%... More 

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Ladera Ranch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Bring lots of water, this is an exposed hike in sections...take the hike from Devils Postpile to the falls..then loop out to Reds Meadow. Good hike at altitude... Best way to get there is take the Reds Meadow shuttle bus from the Mammoth Mountain Adventure Center Also take the wildflower loop hike as well...it is also a shuttle stop before... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We hiked from the shuttle bus stop and then on to Rainbow Falls. It was delightful all the way and very varied. met lots of nice people and saw this very unusual rock formation. One tip - get the bus ticket at the same time as the ticket for the Gondola and its a bit cheaper. We only found this... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Crazy pile of long grand angular rocks that looked as though a giant was building a fort and cast away their extra stone logs. Really cool.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We made the hike (approx 3 miles from Rainbow Falls) to Devil's Postpile NM. I kept commenting how it should be right around the comer anytime time now. The hike is not for persons with disabilities or in a wheelchair, although there was a shorter route from the other direction, which was much shorter and less strenuous. And there is... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Paid a visit to Devil's Postpile while staying overnight in Mammoth Lakes. Interesting rock formations that were reminiscent of the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. Plus nice scenery on the short walk to it. Worth seeing.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Traffic is limited in this area, which is a good thing as it would become overwhelmed and lose its natural beauty otherwise. It's worth the extra hike to Rainbow Falls.

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