This was the primary reason for wanting to visit this area. per my earlier review, we went to Minaret Falls then Devils Postpile before hiking on to Rainbow. Very dry there due to lack of rain. pretty good long range views due to a fire some years before.
The viewing area is fairly crowded, although there are two upper locations to view the falls.
There are also stairs down to the bottom of the falls as well.
I believe it was about 1.3 miles up to Red Meadows where the bus stop was, mostly uphill.
There is a general store, cafe, bathrooms, riding stables and small cabins here. It is a backpacking stop for many. PCT is nearby and Ansel Adams wilderness. Depending on the time of day, you may have to wait on more than one bus. It gets quite crowded towards days end and the standing room situation is challenging on the windy road back to Mammoth Mtn.
Would definitely recommend!
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