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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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It is remarkable to see the Creator's hand in nature! Awesome formations. Multiple trail heads from Postpile. All enjoyable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is remarkable to see the Creator's hand in nature! Awesome formations. Multiple trail heads from Postpile. All enjoyable.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Done a lot of hiking but these rocks were very different.. read the description of how it got created and it tells you stories about how nature behave when Ice and Lava meet. Also do the LOOP up top to see the rocks from the top.. Just amazing.. We went from the top further onto the Rainbow falls hike..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Using the shuttle to get to the park was painless. We got off at Minaret Falls, hiked to the Postpile, and really enjoyed ourselves. Hiking to the top of the Postpile was fantastic. Some of our group contained to Rainbow Falls and said it was a good hike. Had not been there in many, many years and would definitely go... More 

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Beaumont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Take the shuttle from the Mammoth Lodge to the site... Hike about a half mile and you will see a what volcanic and glacier can do when combined!!!

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Coarsegold, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is a unique geology lesson in a beautiful setting, right along the upper San Joaquin River. The main trail is short and nearly level with few rocks to stumble over. If you are just going to sightsee and not camp, and unless you have a handicap placard with accompanying documentation, you must ride the shuttle from the Adventure Center.... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Interesting and worth the time. Ranger was right! Trail is not specifically for handicapped but with minor help from family in three spots over tree roots and rocks with my electric cart I was able to get to the Postpile and really enjoyed seeing it.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We took the trolley down to Devil's Postpile and hiked the .4 miles in to see it. While it was neat, it definitely wasn't as big or amazing as I was anticipating. I would recommend Rainbow Falls over this any day! I would make a point to see this attraction, then promptly turn around and do much more exploring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Make sure if you plan on taking the first bus in the morning you either have exact change for the bus driver or you have purchased your ticket the day before. The ticket window *should* open at 7:15, 15 minutes before the first bus goes however the day we went it didn't open until the first bus was just about... More 

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Bloomville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

this park is not for people that are disabled. Everything in this park you need to be able to walk to.. It was very hard for me but my Husband did the trip and brought back pictures..

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The Postpile formation consists of Columnar sections of volcanic basalt that are quite unusual. The Pacific Crest and John Muir Trails traverse the Monument. Also of interest is the hike to the 100 foot high Rainbow Falls. Before the middle of June one can drive the sometimes one lane road down to the ranger station. After that time everyone must... More 

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Additional Information about Devil's Postpile National Monument

Address: 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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