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Devils Postpile National Monument

Devils Postpile Access Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760 934 2289
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Easy hike to view nature's magnificent scenery!

the hike to the monument is an easy one..about a mile or so..it's worth every step to go see this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Orange County, California
Unique and interesting

We stayed one nigbt in the are and decided to visit this before we moved onto our next stop. Glad... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Madison, Wisconsin
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This obscure part of the National Park System features unique basalt rock formations.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Devils Postpile Access Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760 934 2289
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Reviewed 2 days ago

the hike to the monument is an easy one..about a mile or so..it's worth every step to go see this unique geological formation along with the flora and fauna of the place..it's a must do if you're in the vicinity!

Thank joenumbah1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed one nigbt in the are and decided to visit this before we moved onto our next stop. Glad we did, it was really cool! I would recommend going to it. Nice drive to get there too, nice scenery and drive past the ski...More

Thank palmtreelover1023
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth the walk in to visit. In addition to viewing the formation from the bottom it is worthwhile to climb to the top to view the ends of the hexagonal columns.

Thank JerseyJack_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful shuttle bus that will take you close to the postpile. Easy stroll there and other sights along the way.

Thank 1wayfaringstranger
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love Rainbow Falls! It's beautiful! The basalt columns are cool also. The park isn't working returning but is fun for a day!

Thank Backpacker_0905
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a wonderful sight to see --- and equally fascinating from all angles. Definitely do the full loop, and if you have time, try and visit Rainbow Falls as well. The trails are well marked, the rangers are incredibly helpful, and the forest and...More

Thank Prat97xxx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mammoth is rather cool! It's been a few years since I've been in the other side of the eastern Sierras. I think the Post-pile is up & over the other side of the Mtn? West side??i think. Gorgeous area all the same!! I need to...More

Thank Outdoorwoofy
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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hike to Devils Postpile Monument is very short if you get off at shuttle stop 6. Might as well do the Rainbow Falls hike onto Lower Falls for a nice leisurely, dog friendly, kid friendly hike. It took us 5 hours due to rest breaks...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To reach Devils Postpile we had drop at Stop 6 from the shuttle Bus which took from Mammoth Shuttle Bus stand...then hike around 1.3 miles through the mountain slopes and forest. When we reached the spectacular foundation of columns out of Volcanic event caused flow...More

Thank Prabir S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the convinient shuttle from the main lodge at Mamouth for only $7 per person. About a 20 min ride with stops at other attractions and campgrounds. The rangers and volunteers were very friendly and helpful. The hike to Devil's Postpile was about half...More

Thank 4cookie82
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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!
I'm confused about winter/spring activity at the Devils Postpile National Monument and hoping someone can clarify. I'm seeing a bunch of TripAdvisor reviews provided during winter months (Jan, Feb, Mar), but when I check the National Park website, it says that the site is closed (and shuttles don't run) and that it typically re-opens mid-June. We will be in the area while visiting Yosemite during the last week of May. If Tioga pass is open by then, we will use it to drive to Yellowstone and would like to briefly visit the Devils ... monument. If the site is not yet officially open when we're traveling through, might there still be a possibility that we could visit? How far would one have to hike in to get some of the views and how rigorous would the hiking be? Can this only be done with special gear (e.g., snow shoes)? What amount of time should be budgeted? Is there a place we could park our car while we hike? Thank you for any clarification you can provide.
5 April 2017|
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Response from Thomas N | Reviewed this property |
Hi, just checked and Mammoth got another 26" during this storm with another coming in next week. Sooo... it will be awhile before the road to the Monument is cleared. Also, made a mistake on the previous answer I meant... More
11 January 2017|
Response from Darlene D | Reviewed this property |
We drove in and out same day as there is not much more around specific area to see, the national park did not have much for parking and it is way off the beaten path. I saw a couple picnic table and 2 washrooms. I think they... More