We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Devils Postpile National Monument

Closed Now: 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
All photos (546)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“devils postpile”(86 reviews)
“ranger station”(56 reviews)
“shuttle bus”(52 reviews)
This obscure part of the National Park System features unique basalt rock formations.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Devils Postpile Access Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760 934 2289
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Mammoth Lakes
from $879.00
More Info
from $108.41
More Info
Reviews (934)
Filter reviews
802 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews devils postpile ranger station shuttle bus short hike post pile narrow road basalt columns easy hike natural wonder adventure center half mile moderate hike parking lot reds meadow nice hike well worth the effort san joaquin
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 802 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited twice in the week I spent in Mammoth Lakes. The first day, I hiked (with my dog) to the Devil's Postpile and to Rainbow Falls. Do not miss hiking the loop above the Postpile because that is where it is best to appreciate...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank karolineb820
Reviewed 1 week ago

Devil's Postpile is a fascinating phenomenon. A hillside of stone in a rough geometric pattern was formed when volcanic spew and temperatures were just right. You can hike around the base and hike on top as well to get the full effect. It's a hike...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Judith V
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Best is park your car and taking shuttle From Mammoth Mountain Adventure center.it's very easy. Stop is on Canyon Boulevard below the Gondola station. Parking lot located at 6200 Minaret Road. ,Cost for shuttle is $8 per person round trip ($4-under 12 ) Dogs...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Hoory M
Reviewed 1 week ago

An easy stroll to take in a setting with unique geology. Columns of rock fit for natures cathedral..

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jenny-Jetset
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place to hike and enjoy the amazing creation of God and nature. The place is very safe and clean. Lots of place you can rest when you get tired from walking. You can freshen up by the clear water on the creek.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tazuki324
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

0.5 mile easy walk from rangers Station after the bus ride from mammoth mountain. Little bit underwhelmed after seeing the giants causeway but nice walk and plenty of wildlife to see with lovely vistas.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 52philippaj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is something really unique. transportation information available on the website. after that, a small hike. carry your water bottle and cap. stay safe with wildlife. no mobile networks. download maps or carry a paper copy map shared by rangers.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank pommybistro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take the bus. Not for the faint hearted, but well worth the drive to. Fantastic walking/hiking/camping

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank nigelp769
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very short walk will take you to this very unusual place. It's fascinating to see I'll nature created his intents pull looking rocks in hexagonal shapes. You have to take a shuttle from the starting place at the top of Mammoth mountain. It cost...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jim P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to take the shuttle to the Postpile area from the Mammoth Mountain Adventure Center by the Main Lodge. Cost is $8 per person/$4 -12 under. Very easy to get to by car from Mammoth Lakes Village, and free shuttles running from the Village....More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank PanamaRed7
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 31 nearby hotels
Mammoth Mountain Inn
1,847 reviews
3.12 miles away
Tamarack Lodge and Resort
520 reviews
4.30 miles away
Austria Hof Lodge
319 reviews
4.89 miles away
Mammoth Ski and Racquet Club
49 reviews
4.99 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 102 nearby restaurants
The Lakefront Restaurant
235 reviews
4.30 miles away
Austria Hof Restaurant
89 reviews
4.90 miles away
Yodler Restaurant & Bar
113 reviews
3.20 miles away
McCoy Station
39 reviews
2.95 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 84 nearby attractions
Rainbow Falls
301 reviews
1.63 miles away
Mammoth Mountain
1,120 reviews
3.22 miles away
Lake Mary
401 reviews
4.90 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
July 9, 2019|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from SkiHostML | Reviewed this property |
There are two ways to park your vehicle. You can park near the Main Lodge at Mammoth Mountain (along the side of the road) and take the shuttle to Devils Postpile. Last year the fare was $7 round trip. Check the times but... More
September 9, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Stephen O | Reviewed this property |
The post pile trails is an easy trail. From the shuttle road it is a relatively flat and easy trail to the postpile. There is an easy although uphill, rather steep, trail to top of postpile. Takes only a few minutes and... More
June 27, 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from JLSThousandOaks_CA | Reviewed this property |
During the summer you need to take the bus; however, two ways around the bus situation is if you have a camping or a horseback riding reservation..