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This was a very short (about 10 minutes one way) and very easy walk/hike. Everyone talks about the Devils post pile and this is a smaller version of the same. The natural column like stone formations were interesting to see. If you are in the...More
Easy paved walking path with great scenery and educational posts along the way. Unchallenging for all ages. Stop and enjoy a lunch at the picnic tables before or after the quick walk up to the Columns of the Giants. Definitely worth the quick stop!
If you're coming up from the west and can't make it to Mammoth and Devils Postpile, this is a good substitute. Forest Service has created a short walk to view a unique geological formation which will give an hour's enjoyment
The Forest Service writes:
"An easy ¼ mile walk to unusual geologic formation with spectacular views of basalt columns. Beautiful newly improved accessible trails just opened. Improvements made that addressed the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and funded by the American Recovery and...More
I go to Column of the Giants often when I'm going up for an overnight camp at Sonora Pass with family. It's a nice little hike and the slabs of rock are pretty cool. If you're in the area, it's worth a visit.