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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, Outdoors
Owner description: This obscure part of the National Park System features unique basalt rock formations.
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Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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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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Huntington Beach, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Should be god postpile as this is a slice of heaven. From the drive to the trail head to the postpile itself. Of the drivego slow ..no gaurd rails and the first step is a few hundred feet in places

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Long Beach, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Devil's Postpile Monument is worth visit during visit to Mammoth Lakes or Yosemite or a recommended visit on way to Lake Tahoe. Normally accessible through shuttle, shuttle is closed in Oct month and can be visited by car. Monument is open till Oct 31 this year. Though there is a way to go to the top of the postpile, it... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It's really a shame that this wonderful and very unusual site has to be hidden away, but that only makes it that much more worth going to see. Words can't do it justice. You'll be amazed at the wonders of nature. Highly recommend. Then if you're headed toward Les Vegas, be sure to stop in at the WW2 Japanese Internment... More 

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Venice, FL
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63 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

For retirees who live at sea level, any hike is a challenge. The must do hike here is to Rainbow Falls, but due to fire and the 2011 blowdown there isn't too much shade and even cool temperatures are hot in that blazing sun. There is a 300' incline on the return trip when you are tired, so I suggest... More 

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los angeles
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Really no way to explain what this is without actually seeing it. The tops of the postpile look like paving stones that you'd find on a patio. The pile is quite amazing and staring up at all of the 'pipes' is pretty crazy. Short walk up to the top to look at the pavers and look down (carefully!) at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The road is curvy and narrow, but worth the effort to see such rare rock formations. The hike is easy and no problem with parking, go see if your in the area.

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Hollywood Beach, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Right next to a river and an easy hike to explore the area. Interesting rock formations and gentle walking trail accessible to most visitors.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I've seen quite a few lava flows in my travels, but very few compare to Devils Postpile. Make sure to not only view it from the front, but also to make the climb up to the top to see the hexagons and glacially polished rock. With a long drive back to San Diego and having to catch a bus to... More 

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HOMESTEAD
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

To see a piece of amazing geology in a great setting. Very few places in world you can see this. Part of a great 2.5 miles hike to Rainbow Falls - moderate/easy.

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Co. Durham
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The devil's milepost is great to see. Easily followed trail and car parking, also plenty of bear boxes for storage at the start of the trail.

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