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Rainbow Falls

Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Lovely Hike

This is a lovely hike. Highly recommend. It's fairly easy. Go early to avoid the crowds. Maybe... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2018
d h
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San Diego, California
Majestic Cascade...

Follow the trail past Devil's Postpile (approx. 3 miles) to Rainbow Falls. As you hike and take in... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2018
bklyn56
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Westford, Massachusetts
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  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“great hike” (16 reviews)
“bring water” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

This is a lovely hike. Highly recommend. It's fairly easy. Go early to avoid the crowds. Maybe bring a swimsuit and towel for an Alpine dip.

Thank d h
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

Follow the trail past Devil's Postpile (approx. 3 miles) to Rainbow Falls. As you hike and take in the serenity of the Sierras, listen to the wind. It is alive. Be sure to hike to the bottom of the falls. From there, you can appreciate...More

5  Thank bklyn56
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Reviewed November 24, 2017

Rainbow Falls is definitely worth the hike from Devil's Postpile. It's a pretty easy hike, and the falls are so pretty.

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

This is a great waterfall to take photos of, not jump off of. As an adventure enthusiasts who likes to cliff jump, I can see someone wanting to do that here. I would strongly recommend against that. The waterfall is strong and the bottom is...More

16  Thank NeoNorth
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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Great moderate hike to the falls...very scenic and a nice place to relax after the hike and to see the area

Thank travelshooter71
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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Rainbow Falls is the most popular,it is quite beautiful and worth the hike, it is about 2 miles from Devil's Postpile,We took the route to the top of Devil's Postpile ,the trail from Devil's Postpile to Rainbow Falls was moderate to easy,very wide and accessible...More

2  Thank Ghaith391
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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Went to Mammoth for the weekend to experience and explore the area. The woman at the hotel recommended Rainbow Falls. So we hiked up to the falls. It was a wonderful day for a hike and beautiful. If ever in the area a must to...More

Thank A. Vinnie V
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Reviewed October 12, 2017

This is a wonderful hike. It's easy on the way because it's mostly down hill. Way back...uphill, but not bad. Make sure to take plenty of water, even for your dog if you take one. It can be quite warm. We packed a lunch, water...More

Thank jtdanza
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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

It’s a very pleasant 2 1/2 mile hike from the car park to the falls. Wonderful scenery en route, including the Devil’s Post Pile basalt rock formation.

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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

I was here mid-September and it was still pretty crowded so I'm guessing summer is crazy. The hike to the waterfall is easy so quite a few young children were on the trail and it was nice to go a little further and head to...More

Thank Carina R
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mrslaurenleigh
June 27, 2017|
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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
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Okitoclan
May 18, 2017|
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Response from StuHermosaBeach | Reviewed this property |
I don't know for sure because we visited in July.
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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
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