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“Something different” 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.
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Something different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

A nice walk in the US outback, felt like I could have been a settler going back in time. Makes you think about the hardships they had to endure.

Visited September 2013
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Drive in and out not for the feint hearted”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Really interesting rock formation worth seeing. During the peak summer season access is limited to the tourist bus. We were able to drive there ourselves - and it is an absolute edge of your seat drive along a steep, winding, single lane (but two way) mountain road.

Visited September 2013
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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Worth the short walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

If you appreciate this type of thing it's worth spending the time to complete the short walk, approx 1 mile from the parking area to see this natural landmark. If you walk further, think it's another two mile, you'll see rainbow falls, also nice to see.

Visited September 2013
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Long Beach, California
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53 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great hike, cool geological formation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We took out dogs on this hike, and had our picture taken at the Postpile. We were dwarfed in comparison. We went during off-season, so we were allowed to drive ourself in, and easily found a place to park. During peak season, only busses are allowed to drive in during themajorityof the daylight hours.

Visited September 2013
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Bearsted, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Amazing geological feature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

If you are visiting the Mammoth Lakes area, be certain to make the effort to visit the Devil's Postpile. This national monument requires that you walk about one mile from the nearest car park, which isn't that far to see such an unusual feature. If you have the energy to walk an extra three miles you can visit Rainbow falls at the same time. But if that's a little too far for you you can reach the falls from the falls trail head which is only about two mile walk. Both sights are stunning!

Visited September 2013
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