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Address: Devils Postpile Access Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Phone Number: 760 934 2289
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This obscure part of the National Park System features unique basalt rock...

This obscure part of the National Park System features unique basalt rock formations.

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Amazing Monolithic Wonder

This place was amazing, the planet earth in all its glory is seen here and as always shows you that no one could ever take in all of its greatness. Waterfalls, amazing rock... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Short hike.... very interesting site. I was not aware of this place until we saw signs telling of it. Then researched and visited . With the walk!

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was amazing, the planet earth in all its glory is seen here and as always shows you that no one could ever take in all of its greatness. Waterfalls, amazing rock formations, you name it. Tip: Bring Bug Spray and an Epipen if allergic to bees/wasps they are everywhere.

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Thank Jon B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my partner and I visited while on a road trip. the colours in the autumn is fantastic. the nature is wonderfu lgreat walk and interesting sights. popular for riding bikes walking trails horseback riding, skiing and snowboarding. soo much to do and see.

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Thank enncle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked by this when leaving Reds Resort doing the John Muir Trail northbound. The surprising thing is how very small the area is, very interesting, but not worth a trip unto itself. Very easy to access from the bus that comes up from Mammoth.

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Thank philreedshikes H
Chico, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great short walk. Even though I am physically limited in my stamina I was able to make it easily to the site. Breathtaking view as you walk along the creak to get there. Benches to take a rest along the way. Definitely worth seeing!

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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went the end of October and could drive down to the trailhead as no shuttles were running. A great time to go as not very busy and leaves are beautiful. The devils postpile is an easy hike on a great path and very interesting rock formations! We also did the rainbow falls hike and another waterfall as well. Beautiful... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hike to rainbow waterfall is around 5 miles of hike, so couldnt visit it. Devils post pile is around 1 mile and is beautiful!

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The road down the mountain to this park and the trail to the formation were gorgeous. Loved it all. Worth the side trip. Definitely.

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Windsor, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hike. Main parking lot was closed when we were there so we parked at Reds Meadow so our hike was a little longer. We enjoyed it very much. Very beautiful. Then we continued on anddid the loop up to Rainbow Falls. So nice hike, took us several hours... maybe three?

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

The high altitude made the walk challenging since the parking lot was being paved. Walked from the resort and the Devil's postpile was truly amazing. It was the one sightseeing trip that we were able to do on our quick trip to Mammoth Lakes. We were not disappointed.

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