• Devils Postpile Formation

    Devils Postpile

    National Monument California

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  • Devils Postpile National Monument is Open for the Season

    Devils Postpile is open for the 2014 season. The ranger station will be open daily from 9am-5pm. The Devils Postpile campground is open. Ranger walks to Devils Postpile occur daily at 11 am. More »

Hiking Safety

Hiking Safety

Devils Postpile National Monument includes almost 800 acres of beautiful granite domes, waterfalls, and other amazing natural features. In addition there are over 2 million acres that surround the monument that are part of the Inyo Forest which contain over 100 miles of hiking trails. When entering these areas you inherit the responsibility to protect yourself from the risks and hazards that are present. Here are some quick tips to Hike Safe in and around the area of Devils Postpile.

Have a plan
Inform someone of where you're going and
when you plan to return
Keep a flashlight and whistle with you
Eat well, stay hydrated: carry plenty of water

Stay on the trail
Ask for HELP!
Familiarize yourself with the area, use a map
Expect changes in the weather

Did You Know?

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The Devils Postpile that you see today is only a fraction of the size the original lava flow formation that filled this valley. Natural processes, especially glaciers, have eroded the rest.