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“Remarkable Work of Nature”

Devils Postpile National Monument
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Sierra Nevada Tour of Yosemite and Tahoe from San Francisco
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Owner description: This obscure part of the National Park System features unique basalt rock formations.
Reviewed October 30, 2013

The short hike into Devil's Post Pile is well worth it. And, if you have the time, be sure to continue the hike to the top of the post pile where the stone resembles a hexagonal tiled floor.

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Was so glad the government shutdown ended in time so we could visit the Devil's Postpile during our recent Eastern Sierra Fall Color road trip. The monument itself was very cool to see, but the hike to Rainbow Falls really made the trip.

Definitely prepare yourself for possible altitude sickness if you haven't had time to acclimate before the visit. And have water or electrolytes to say hydrated for the hike.

Thank chipnchair
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

This was our second trip to this magnificent piece of geology in the last decade. I always time it to avoid having to take the mandatory shuttle, and the crowds. Midday Friday in mid-October had more than enough people for me! As a visitor to the State & National Parks for over 3 decades, I'm outraged at having to pay entrance fees everywhere now, $10 here, and seeing the facilities in such a poor state. The visitor's center was closed. Many bathrooms around, but only one pit toilet open. Ridiculous! No park employees at the trailhead the entire time we were there. And, the handicapped ramp access, just as you arrive at the Postpile, had its handrail disassembled and lying on the ground. I know the geology behind this rock formation, but nowhere did I see anything posted to educate the public. Finally, even though it's permitted, do not take a motorhome down here. Sure, it could be done carefully, but, as is usually the case, only the rental units with inexperienced RV drivers do it.

Thank Les J
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The trail is very easy to walk and takes you to Devil's Postpile and further down to Rainbow Falls. Can't get lost on the very popular hiking trail. I've walked it four times and each time was just as enjoyable as the first time.

Thank Yuki F
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Was closed due to our delightful effective politciians. We got to the entrance. However, the fall colors were glorious

Thank Wendell and Pat W
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