Hiking Safety

If you are planning on setting foot on one or more of the many trails Devils Postpile and the surrounding area has to offer, you should prepare yourself ahead of time. Take a look at our hiking safety page to help prepare you and your family for a wonderful trip.

Wildlife Safety

During your visit to Devils Postpile, aside from seeing the breathtaking vista points and spectacular scenery, you also may have the pleasure of encountering some of the local wildlife. These encounters could make or break your trip. Please review our wildlife page to ensure you take the correct safety precautions in the event you see wildlife.

Water Safety

The Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River provides great opportunites for fishing, memorable photos and for some brave visitors, swimming. The river is swift and cold for most of the summer season. Drownings are the number one cause of fatalities in the National Park System, we encourage you to review our water safety page before you engage in activities around the river.

Pet Safety

Your pet runs the same risk of the potential hazards on our trails. For more information on keeping your pet safe and park regulations check out our pet page.

Driving Safety

Visitors who meet road use exceptions listed on the shuttle bus page (visitors who are biking, camping, boating, or disabled visitors who can provide proof of physical handicap), check out our driving and road safety page for more information.

Bicycle Safety

Visitors are welcome to bike down Reds Meadow Road to the monument. Bikes, however, cannot be taken on trails. However, the paved Reds Meadow Road is very narrow, and cyclists should be aware of debris. In addition, while riding down Reds Meadow Road, bicyclists should exercise extreme caution as they must share the road with large RVs, stock trailers, and shuttle buses. Find out more at our bicycling information page.

Last updated: October 25, 2021

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Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546


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