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Devils Postpile National Monument

Devils Postpile Access Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760 934 2289
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Always amazed with Nature's handiwork

Had long wanted to visit Devils Postpile NM, and finally got the chance on a recent trip through... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jerryo466
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Brentwood, California
Very Interesting Place!

Devils Postpile is a really unique thing to see. It is an easy hike so outdoor enthusiasts of all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NeoNorth
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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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“shuttle bus” (50 reviews)
“post pile” (39 reviews)
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Devils Postpile Access Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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760 934 2289
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had long wanted to visit Devils Postpile NM, and finally got the chance on a recent trip through the eastern Sierras. The drive to DPNM is an interesting one with a windy road (single lane at times) to get to the main parking lot &...More

Thank jerryo466
Reviewed 1 week ago

Devils Postpile is a really unique thing to see. It is an easy hike so outdoor enthusiasts of all levels shouldn't have too hard of a time. It is a lot bigger than I thought it would be when I actually saw it in person....More

Thank NeoNorth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited in mid October as part of a Fall Color Photo trip we do every few years along hwy 395. There are good hiking trails and I recommend you see the Postpile from below and then take the hike up to...More

Thank RonLykins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three words- stunning, go see! Good access for parking and walking. Easy walk to Postpile. A couple of other walks accessible from same site.

Thank fifraser
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 2nd time hiking to the Postpile. It's just incredible. Easy hike from parking lot. Amazing photographs and a must see if you are in the area.

1  Thank Ruthie T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took about 1/2 hour to drive from Mammoth Lakes. Parking was very full but we got a spot and enjoyed the 1/2 mile hike to view the postpile. The falls is another 2 miles. The trail is more like a gravel pathway with a few...More

1  Thank Flyboy22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy, short hike with beautiful scenery, including a river and forest views. Other a bit longer hikes to waterfalls and a lake.

Thank abowlinglane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nature at its best to perform a show. Ancient lava flows. Scenic drive to location. Beautiful lake nearby parking area. A good three hours spent in amazement.

Thank xelha92
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Devils Postpile is so interesting! It's a geological wonder in the middle of the valley. There is a big parking area and a 0.4 mile easy walk to the Postpile. Great photos to take there. You can also walk up on top of the postpile...More

Thank trishak79
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

great time to visit is in the fall - October. No crowds. Very easy hike from the parking lot. It's worth checking out the Rainbow falls. Dog friendly!

Thank P4538FDdianaa
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Shoog25
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!
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jpmack210
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
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Patvb
11 January 2017|
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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
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