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Devils Postpile National Monument

Devils Postpile Access Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760 934 2289
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unusual rock formation easy access

We drove to car park at mammoth mountain lodge and caught a bus to devils postpile. Long winding... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wendy B
Swindon, United Kingdom

Was such a wonderful hike! So beautiful. We got off at Red Mountain had breakfast and hiked back to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mike E
via mobile
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This obscure part of the National Park System features unique basalt rock formations.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“short hike” (44 reviews)
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Devils Postpile Access Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760 934 2289
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Reviewed yesterday

We drove to car park at mammoth mountain lodge and caught a bus to devils postpile. Long winding road took about 20 mins and waked 0.5 miles to Devils postpile from the applicable stop. Nice easy walk. Toilet available. Interesting natural formation. We then walked....More

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was such a wonderful hike! So beautiful. We got off at Red Mountain had breakfast and hiked back to Devils Postpile. Great day

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This National Monument is very striking and well worth a visit. You will not see anything quite like it anywhere else. It is an easy and very beautiful walk. And there is information posted about how the columns formed. If you want a longer hike...More

Thank AvrilL17
Reviewed 4 days ago

For an easy day, take the shuttle to stop 6 (Devil's Postpile) then go back to the shuttle and ride to stop 9 to walk to Rainbow Falls. For a longer and more challenging hike, go from Devil's Postpile to Rainbow Falls (about 2 miles)....More

Thank BeachsideMartinis
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were visiting Mammoth and spontaneously decided to visit Devil's Post pile. We wanted to have a picnic. When we pulled into the gate at the park we got the grumpiest park service person we have ever met. He obviously hates manning the gate. We...More

1  Thank Tavishboo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice walk to monument. Have to take shuttle to trailhead during summer because of numbers of people wishing to visit. Beautiful and breathtaking!

Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a little hike, but does take a toll for the non hiker. But, but it's totally worth the heavy panting. The area is beautiful, and the middle San Joaquin river flows right behind the DPP. We have a 10yr old and she complained about...More

Thank Greg L
Reviewed 1 week ago

When the weather permits, park at the main lodge and take the bus to the trailhead. Easy hike on well maintained trail. From there hike to the Postpile and continue on to the falls. The water is cold but refreshing and there are trout in...More

Thank James J
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is mandatory that you take their shuttle to get to the trailhead but they provide very few of them so you may have to wait up to an hour each way to get on and then have to stand for the half hour ride....More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were traveling US395 and thought about seeing this amazing place for ourselves. We had never been to this area and were unfamiliar with it. You cannot go to the Postpile in your vehicle. You must park at Mammoth Mountain to get to it, then...More

1  Thank Jo W
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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