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Devils Postpile National Monument

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This obscure part of the National Park System features unique basalt rock formations.
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Devils Postpile Access Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760 934 2289
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy stroll take water dry and turn right at the intersection to check out the river.first turn up hill saw a marmot and a buck beer,,.

Thank Hiker_Hobble
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been a dream of mine to visit this location! The Postpile was amazing to see and the informational post around it were educational! Explore the surrounding area and hike a little further to walk along the PCT or JMT! A great place to...More

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a short, nearly flat walk from parking area. With a little more exertion (and well worth it) you can go to the top and see the classic basalt hexagon patterns.

Thank Timay11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Devils Postpile is a beautiful place to take a hike, everything is well maintained and the monument itself is impressive!

Thank Christian_999
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth seeing as part of going to devil's post pile and rainbow Falls together when visiting mammoth lakes. Be prepared for the altitude. The distances are not that long but the altitude takes a lot out of you.

Thank pulminator
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting structures and nice hike to the spot. You cannot drive up to the monument during summer, but I sure didn't want to with the tight streets! We got there at 8am and had no trouble getting on the shuttle, it did get crowded later...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It takes a little effort to drive to the parking lot and walk in, but it is worth it. Devil’s Tower in Wyoming is the only thing I have seen as comparable. Easy hike in and out, lots of fun people on the trail. A...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in a beautiful park in a beautiful region. The rangers were helpful but the drive down to the valley is daunting. Worth the trip

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great view, take water and your hiking shoes. The trails are up and down and you will need to take your time.

Thank georgehI6442LD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We pulled in to Devils Postpile on a Sunday afternoon in August and there were plenty (about 50) campsites open throughout the National Monument. We decided on Minaret Falls Campground because of the proximity to the San Joaquin River. We loved the Minaret Falls Campground....More

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10 September 2018|
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Response from Stephen O | Reviewed this property |
The post pile trails is an easy trail. From the shuttle road it is a relatively flat and easy trail to the postpile. There is an easy although uphill, rather steep, trail to top of postpile. Takes only a few minutes and... More
28 June 2018|
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Response from JLSThousandOaks_CA | Reviewed this property |
During the summer you need to take the bus; however, two ways around the bus situation is if you have a camping or a horseback riding reservation..
23 July 2017|
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Response from JenAHarris | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, I would suggest checking out the Devils Postpile National Park website. They have all the pertinent info for the shuttle including cost, times, etc. Have fun and enjoy!