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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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47 reviews 47 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Took the shuttle down to the valley floor. $7/adult, $4 kids. About 20 min's. Buy tix at MMSA Adventure Ctr. You can drive on own if you get to Gate by 7 am. The formation is 0.4 of a mile EZ walk. Look for deer. Make sure to walk to top for better view of column tops. That hike is... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Had me baffled how these things were formed, but they're worth the walk. Only a short walk from the car park if you're not into walking.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We have seen so many natural & man made wonders on our vacations, the Postpile is no disappointment. In a word...fascinating. The formations are like no other. The history & the fact that they still exist is a true wonder of how nature works. The hike to the Postpile from the trailhead was short & easy. Make sure you hike... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I have been to Devil's Postpile many times and it never gets old. I am still amazed every time. You have to take a shuttle bus from the Mammoth Mountain Inn area up to the base of the monument. (I believe the cost is about $5 per person). The ride is short, then you have a short, easy hike to... More

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Cerritos, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is one of the kinds. Go see it. You will not find it anywhere else in the whole world. While you are on the trail, you have stream of river on the side of the trail. It's a nice / wide trail.

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Castaic, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Take the shuttle from the village. The shuttle drops you off at a stop which you walk less than a mile to the Post Pile. Great photo opportunity.

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Laarne, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A nice complement, with the Rainbow falls, to the Yosemite-visit we made over Tioga pass. Don't forget Lake Mono!

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Went after 7pm and drove down to see it. Quite a hike for me even though only about half a mile. Also I went to the top and the climb up the hill with rocky stairs left me out of breath. Smallish area with loud folks and kids playing around. Not worth the time to me except as maybe a... More

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Akron, Ohio
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92 reviews 92 reviews
49 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I decided that our family would stop by this national park because it is truly an amazing sight to see. There are several options you can take within the park that include hiking and seeing the Rainbow Falls. The shuttle bus was convenient and if you get there early, (the first shuttle leaves at 7:30 a.m and the parking is... More

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San Diego, California
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It's amazing to see this natural formation of honeycombed basalt rock. The hike is very easy to the base of the formation and is only .4 miles in on a wide dirt trail. The climb to the top of the formation is a bit challenging with steps but it doesn't last long and it's worth it to be able to... More

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