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Devil's Postpile National Monument

Pacific Crest Trail, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760 934 2289
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
Description: This obscure part of the National Park System features unique basalt rock formations.
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San Diego
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing place that you have to see when you visit Mammoth Lakes. Devil's Postpile is accessible by shuttle service from the Mammoth Mountain lodge.

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tustin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Take the short hike from tram stop #6 up to Devil's Postpile where the natural hexagonal shaped "piles" will amaze you. Pretty unbelievable that these were not carved by man. Continue up the trail, an easy 2 mile hike, to Rainbow Falls. And yes there is a rainbow most of the time. This is a very pleasant day trip once... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We've been visiting Mammoth for over 30 years and visit the Devils Postpile Area every year. The Monument itself is great and there are plenty of hiking and walking trails near by. There are nice picnic benches for eating by the San Joaquin River as well. While we've never camped there, the campground looks awesome as it is right next... More

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Looking up at the columnar basalt wall made us glad that the vulcanism in the area has died down. This place was boiling and popping not that long ago! Definitely make that effort to hike to the top of the Postpile to see the extraordinary hexagonal "paving" formed by the cooling columns.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Fabulous piece of geology on a good 5 mile hike. Not spoilt by visitors. Well worth the effort of visiting.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Caught the shuttle which was about $8 which took you up to the 9 attractions that are only accessible with the shuttle bus get off at a sight you want to see then walk the treks to the next shuttle drop off pick up point.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I've been to the Postpile numerous times and every time I am absolutely amazed by the stunning natural wonder. It's well worth the short 0.4 mile hike and, if you can go the extra distance, well worth the hike to the top of the Postpile.

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Corona, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place is well worth the hike. It is about 1.5 miles from the parking lot to Devil's Postpile. You can go up to the top as well. Best to get up early and get in before the crowd. We saw a deer on the trial and eating in the meadow. It was gorgeous and serene. You can also go... More

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Henderson, Nv
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice easy walk to this national monument, warm day, but plenty of shade and places to rest. Took lots of pictures.

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a fun area that is serviced by a bus system starting at Mammoth Ski Area. It takes you down to the Red's Meadow area and the surrounding area. The Postpile is a great spot that marvels in the geological posts that give it's name. It is a great hiking area and you can explore many different spots hopping... More

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