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Devils Postpile National Monument

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Address: Devils Postpile Access Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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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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Worth the hike

It's an short, easy hike to from the parking lot to the Postpile. The additional moderate hike to Rainbow Falls is well worth ti if you are so inclined especially in early to mid... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an short, easy hike to from the parking lot to the Postpile. The additional moderate hike to Rainbow Falls is well worth ti if you are so inclined especially in early to mid spring when there';s plenty of water coming through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views during the summer and east across to get to the trail that takes you to the post pile

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Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The postpile itself, is quite impressive and I enjoyed taking a walk all over it, and spending some time overlooking the river from the bridge. ... thinking what a huge loss a small amount of dynamite could have caused.

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Thank iamkarel
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Had to take a shuttle to the start of the hike. We had a some issues with one driver not communicating very well which direction they were going, so we had to get off and wait for a new shuttle. New driver was GREAT! The hike is beautiful. Come prepared with water and snacks. The kids loved it as well.... More 

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

A spectacular formation of rock, that gives a real insight to the wonders of volcanic activity. Nicely laid out and plenty of information points. A little hike from the bus stop. I saw a couple of very obese people who were struggling with the incline, heat and 1/2 mile walk.

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Thousand Oaks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

A must see for Mammoth, and it looks just like The Giant's Causeway in Ireland, with 1/10th of the tourists.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We came in big RV at least for us 30 FT and when entering the boot to pay or if have a annual pass for the national parks which I would recommend if going several places on a trip like we did. Anyway when they ask if You want a newspaper and You say yes, please take two seconds to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Hiked to Devils Postpile and Rainbow Falls couple times and loved it. It's an easy hike and you can take your dog with you. I would go again

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Thank Sylwia U
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

Do not miss. Combine this with rainbow falls hike. National Park right in the heart of Mammoth. Pricey bus ride.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 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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