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Devils Postpile National Monument

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Address: Devils Postpile Access Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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760 934 2289
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This obscure part of the National Park System features unique basalt rock...

This obscure part of the National Park System features unique basalt rock formations.

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This is a very cool place. I didn't know Devil's Postpile existed until I started researching the John Muir Trail. Once I found out about it, I knew we'd have to stop and take a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rockaway, New Jersey
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very cool place. I didn't know Devil's Postpile existed until I started researching the John Muir Trail. Once I found out about it, I knew we'd have to stop and take a walk around. You'll need at most an hour or so here. Less if you're not a science nerd and don't want to read all the... More 

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Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the drive into the park is windy, it is much easier and shorter than the roads around Yosemite and some of the other access roads to see redwoods, etc. in CA. The views along the road are really pretty - gorgeous forest views. Once you reach the trail head, there are restrooms and interpretive signs that are interesting. The... More 

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Ventura, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are in the Mammoth/Yosemite area, spend the day in the Deveils PostPile NM. Park at Mammoth Mountain, then take a shuttle around to see the sites. Definitely take a Ranger walk to the Postpile and hike on your own to see Rainbow Falls.

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Pahrump
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Great time. This is a must see. You need to hike a bit so takes lots of water.. As long as you are out there, might as well hike to Rainbow Falls.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Definitely a must see if you visit Mammoth Lakes. Take the shuttle down to Reds Meadows and it's a short hike. Really cool formations.

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socal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

we went camping in this area and then hiked to see Devils postpile. I think there's restricted access for cars, to minimize traffic and environmental damage. but there's a shuttle bus also.

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Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We didn't know much about Mammoth and what to visit when we've been there and we saw some pictures online about the Rainbow Waterfall and we decided to give it a try. Really beautiful place! Worth visiting!

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

It's an short, easy hike to from the parking lot to the Postpile. The additional moderate hike to Rainbow Falls is well worth ti if you are so inclined especially in early to mid spring when there';s plenty of water coming through.

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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views during the summer and east across to get to the trail that takes you to the post pile

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Lafayette, California
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

The postpile itself, is quite impressive and I enjoyed taking a walk all over it, and spending some time overlooking the river from the bridge. ... thinking what a huge loss a small amount of dynamite could have caused.

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