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Devil's Postpile National Monument

Address: Pacific Crest Trail, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Phone Number: 760 934 2289
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This obscure part of the National Park System features unique basalt rock formations.
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Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Owner description: This obscure part of the National Park System features unique basalt rock formations.

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Ladera Ranch, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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39 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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64 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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36 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Victorville, California
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6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This was an easy hike and worth taking in the Mammoth Lakes area. For me it was a tad difficult to appreciate after seeing the basalt prisms in Hidalgo, Mexico just a few months prior --but still worth hiking to. Rainbow Falls was also worth trekking to once we were on the path. The visitor's center at the base of... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We walked to the Devil's post pile and really enjoyed it. What a wonderful natural feature! Nothing to dislike!

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Fresno, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Devil's Postpile is a MUST see when you are in the Mammoth Lakes area. It's a natural rock formation not repeated many places in the world. Even though the day was wet and rainy, we had a great time on the short hike to and from the sight. Go and see it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

This is so worth a visit. I have been to the US on three occasions now and our visit to Mammoth Lake is one of the most memorable experiences. The trip to the Devil's postpile was really interesting and while you are in the area for very little effort it is worth going to rainbow falls as well

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