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Columns of the Giants

Pinecrest, CA
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Spectacular!

Trails are well maintained and the walk is unbelievably beautiful. Pictures cannot capture the awe... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2018
Sherri M
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Southern Pines, North Carolina
Interesting for Geologists

If you or your kids are really interested in geology and rock formations - this will be an... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2018
Ally G
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Auburn, California
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Rock columns formed out of ancient glacier remnants.
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“easy walk” (2 reviews)
“forest” (2 reviews)
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Reviewed June 29, 2018

Trails are well maintained and the walk is unbelievably beautiful. Pictures cannot capture the awe of natural beauty. Take plenty of water!

Thank Sherri M
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Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

If you or your kids are really interested in geology and rock formations - this will be an interesting stop for you. My daughter (9) liked it - we went there twice.

Thank Ally G
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

Short 1/2 mile walk that crosses the river, by bridge, to the base of the columnar basalt. Informative display boards along the way describe how the area was formed.

Thank Dan G
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Reviewed September 11, 2017

This was a very short (about 10 minutes one way) and very easy walk/hike. Everyone talks about the Devils post pile and this is a smaller version of the same. The natural column like stone formations were interesting to see. If you are in the...More

1  Thank CAManSon
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Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

Easy paved walking path with great scenery and educational posts along the way. Unchallenging for all ages. Stop and enjoy a lunch at the picnic tables before or after the quick walk up to the Columns of the Giants. Definitely worth the quick stop!

2  Thank Beth P
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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

If you're coming up from the west and can't make it to Mammoth and Devils Postpile, this is a good substitute. Forest Service has created a short walk to view a unique geological formation which will give an hour's enjoyment

1  Thank Ronald L
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Reviewed September 26, 2015

We took the 1/4 mile hike to Columns of the Giants. There is an informational sign at the start of the trail. The forest walk is nice to take on the way to see the basalt columns.

1  Thank mini
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Forest Service writes: "An easy ¼ mile walk to unusual geologic formation with spectacular views of basalt columns. Beautiful newly improved accessible trails just opened. Improvements made that addressed the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and funded by the American Recovery and...More

3  Thank MarshBruce
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

So this is what the trees were like before logging. Its nce to see how things were before everything got cut down 100 years ago. Glad they kept this area intact.

Thank Steven B
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

I go to Column of the Giants often when I'm going up for an overnight camp at Sonora Pass with family. It's a nice little hike and the slabs of rock are pretty cool. If you're in the area, it's worth a visit. Note* If...More

2  Thank Beth A
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