Devil's Postpile viewed from the John Muir Trail

Devils Postpile
Our Favorite Hikes in the Devil's Postpile Area 
Devils Postpile
Rainbow Falls
Agnew to Reds Meadow

Devils Postpile National Monument is located in the Sierras west of the town of Mammoth, CA.  Although Mammoth is considered to be in the Eastern Sierra, Devils Postpile is considered to be on the Western side of the Sierra.  This area consists of a number of trailheads and campsites (car, tent, and RV) along the scenic San Joaquin River.  The main locations are Agnew Meadows, Starkweather Lake, Upper Soda Springs, Pumice Flat, Minaret Falls, Soda Springs, Sotcher Lake, and Reds Meadow.  In addition to the hiking, this area offers excellent fishing for Rainbow, Brown, Brook, and Golden Trout.

Access to Devils Postpile, is restricted between the hours of 7:30am and 5:30pm.  During those hours you must park in the Mammoth Mountain Ski/Bike resort and take a shuttle.  This is good news because it limits the amount of traffic on the single lane highway to the Devils Postpile area.  It's also good because the shuttle can move you between the many trailheads free of charge.  The bad news is you have to either wake up early or use the shuttle.  Note, once you have entered the Postpile you are free to exit at any time.

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