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Devils Postpile National Monument

Devils Postpile Access Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760 934 2289
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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
760 934 2289
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started out early this day and entered the park by driving our personal vehicle.. We were able to use our own vehicle because we had horseback riding reservations at the Red Meadows Pack Station(tram stop #10). Having reservations meant that we didn’t have to...More

Thank JLSThousandOaks_CA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Devils Postpile is at the bottom of the valley from Mammoth Mountain. There is a convenient bus that runs every 30 min to and from various stops at the bottom of the valley. Once you arrive at the Postpile parking lot it is a quick...More

1  Thank Natalia B
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Devils Postpile National Monument is almost unreal. It was so cool to see the fascinating rock formations. A must see if you're visiting Mammoth.

1  Thank knevets
Reviewed 11 November 2017

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

1  Thank jerryo466
Reviewed 9 November 2017

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

2  Thank NeoNorth
Reviewed 3 November 2017 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

1  Thank RonLykins
Reviewed 29 October 2017 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.

1  Thank fifraser
Reviewed 24 October 2017 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 22 October 2017

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

2  Thank Flyboy22
Reviewed 22 October 2017

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

Thank abowlinglane
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22 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.
4 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
10 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