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Rainbow Falls

Mammoth Lakes, California., Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Crestline, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A mile or so from Red's Meddow, this large fall creates a rainbow when the light hits the mist just right. The falls can be viewed from above or you can take the stairs down to the the bottom. Great for pictures and to cool off on a hot afternoon.

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Palo Alto, California
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13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The 2.5 mile trail out to this site is extremely well maintained and easy to follow for first time hikers. No equipment other than a comfortable pair of shoes and some water is necessary for a fun outing to a great destination.

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Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great day hike while in Mammoth Lakes. Somewhat strenuous to go all the way down to the water, but if you do you can go swimming!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Not much to say about it than this, must be nice to see the water flowing, but in agoust was dried, so that I can't really give a good review about it...

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San Diego
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Rainbow Falls is a short hike from the trail head accessible by shuttle from the Mammoth Mountain resort. The falls is totally spectacular.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Taking this hike is a family tradition!! Take lots of water and snacks for the long hike. Make sure you dress in layers since once the sun jumps out from behind the mountains, it gets quite warm!! Picture opportunities are endless so ensure you have a good camera and plenty of memory!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Los Angeles, California, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This gorgeous waterfall is a must do if you are visiting the Mammoth Lakes area. You will need to take the bus down from Mammoth Mountain and get off at the Post Pile exit (also a great visit). The hike of about one and a half miles is very exposed so plan a morning hike. You will travel through a... More

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Santa Monica, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nice hike. I was complaining the the cell worked down there and someone suggested that I turn it off... So I did!

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Yorba Linda, California
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23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Falls are worth seeing. The hike is warm with little shade due to a large fire that swept through the area over 20 years ago (recovery is slow).

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