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“you have to see it to believe ......” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Devils Postpile National Monument

Devils Postpile National Monument
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Owner description: This obscure part of the National Park System features unique basalt rock formations.
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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266 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“you have to see it to believe ......”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Never have we seen such a strange thing in nature, lava wich is flued at first then cools down and forms these really awesome shapes ..... it takes a while to get there, but it is worth the trip.
A shuttle bus will get you there, so plan your trip ahead, don't rush it, you won't be sorry ....

Visited July 2012
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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“Devil's Postpile”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

OK - yes it is geologically interesting and worth the walk from the Ranger Station ( do it with the guide though - they can tell you so much about the nature flora and fauna of the area). But...... be aware that in July and August it is incredible hot and at high altitude (over 7000 feet) it can be very tiring and strenuous. The best 'view' I found was at the top of the Postpile where the enormity of the basalt formations is quite a wonderful sight. Enjoy but take plenty of bottled water with you and walk slowly, take your time and take plenty of photos.

Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Worth the hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This is a must see! Take the hike and find a park ranger that can explain how the monument was formed. Amazing.

Visited May 2012
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Uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Brilliant natural volcanic site that it has to be visited. There is a bus which runs during the high season but we had to drive ourselves. The road is narrow, steep and winding but it does have some passing places.

Visited October 2012
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Paso Robles, Californie
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“Devil's Postpile”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

It was an experience driving through the forest to get to the monument, but definitely worth the drive! It was something we had never seen before! The valley around the monument was also pretty ~ if you like the outdoors and nature.

Visited September 2012
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