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Postcard lovely

Minor hike of 1.25 miles. Go midday to see the brightest rainbow. Go when full moon is high and you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rolf K
Mammoth Lakes, California
Spectacular Excursion to The Falls

If you're looking for a simple, beautiful scenic hike, look no further. This is a must do hike... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paul W
California's Wine Coast Country, California
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Minor hike of 1.25 miles. Go midday to see the brightest rainbow. Go when full moon is high and you get a Moonbow, no joke. Usually at least 4 colors come through strong under full moon.

Thank Rolf K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for a simple, beautiful scenic hike, look no further. This is a must do hike, plus you can combined it with a small hike to the Devil's Postpile, which is pretty amazing too. Makes for a great morning excursion. Take the shuttle...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rainbow Falls is remarkable and memorable. It is worth the short hike in from Shuttle stop 9 to see it. It was not very crowded, even though we were there on the weekend.

Thank saphronie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We carried on from devils postpile (after taking the shuttle) and walked. Further 2.5 miles to Rainbow falls. There was no access to lower level observation due to construction work but the main viewpoint was lovely. Very hot walk with little shade. We followed oath...More

1  Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For an easy day, take the shuttle to stop 9 to walk to Rainbow Falls. It's a very easy walk with little elevation change. For a longer and more challenging hike, go from Devil's Postpile to Rainbow Falls (about 2 miles). There isn't much of...More

4  Thank BeachsideMartinis
Reviewed August 13, 2017

Raibow Falls is always beautiful but especially this last July 2017 after the heavy snowfall this past Winter. The hike is beautiful and it's amazing to see the land recovering from the fire along the trail.

1  Thank Caddo C
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

This hike is definitely recommended. We went from bus stop 6 to Devil's Postpile and from there to Rainbow Falls, and back to bus stop 9. It tool us 1.5-2 hours of leisure hike through pine trees and open areas. Enjoyed every minute of it!...More

1  Thank Yan S
Reviewed July 12, 2017

I'm sure it's as stunning as everyone says hence the 5 star but sadly we were unable to see it for ourselves. Make sure you check ahead! We went to the visitor centre today to catch the shuttle bus to then hike to the waterfalls...More

3  Thank Eelizzybeth
Reviewed July 2, 2017

Rainbow falls was just wonderful!!! Even saw Alvin the chipmunk there. It's a fair hike on a warm day but worth it.

1  Thank Nick Z
Reviewed May 7, 2017

If you're at Reds Meadow, definitely take the short walk to Rainbow Falls. We were backpacking, so hit the falls before walking to Reds (hint - stash your backpack in the woods before hiking down to the falls). We only walked to the upper falls...More

2  Thank Rick S
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June 27, 2017|
Response from Rick S | Reviewed this property |
Look for opening info when available for Devils' Postpile or Reds Meadow From NPS: The road to the Reds Meadow Valley and Devils Postpile National Monument remains closed due to deep snow. There is no estimated opening date... More
May 18, 2017|
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Response from StuHermosaBeach | Reviewed this property |
I don't know for sure because we visited in July.
Liza F
August 9, 2016|
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Response from Jacobus M | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on the weather. In the winter the road to postpile and waterfall is closed