California Points of Interest

Devils Postpile Formation


The Devils Postpile Formation is a unique geological point of interest located within the Devils Postpile National Monument in California. This natural wonder is a columnar basalt formation, which was created over 100,000 years ago from a volcanic eruption. The columns are hexagonal in shape and are said to be some of the most perfect examples of columnar basalt in the world.

Visitors can take a short hike to the formation and witness the towering columns up close. The hike is relatively easy and family-friendly, making it a perfect activity for all ages. Additionally, the formation is located in a picturesque area surrounded by beautiful forests and mountain scenery.

The Devils Postpile Formation is also a popular spot for outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore the surrounding area. Visitors can enjoy hiking, fishing, and camping in the nearby wilderness. The area is also home to a variety of wildlife, including black bears, mountain lions, and deer.

One unique feature of the Devils Postpile Formation is the presence of a nearby waterfall. Rainbow Falls is located just a short hike away from the formation and is a breathtaking sight to see. The falls drop over 100 feet into a picturesque pool below, creating a stunning natural display.

Overall, the Devils Postpile Formation is a must-visit location for anyone interested in natural wonders and outdoor adventure. With its unique geological features, beautiful surroundings, and abundance of recreational activities, it is a destination that is sure to impress. Get driving directions.
DEVILS POSTPILE FORMATION

Points of Interest
Location
Blue Canyon Vista Observation Site
Devils Postpile Formation
Minaret Vista Observation Site
Vermillion View Observation Site
Visitor Contact / Ranger Station

Nearby Camping
Location Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Pine City 10 8,937 ft
Pumice Flat 4 7,660 ft
Devils Postpile 21 9,079 ft
June Lake 28 7,649 ft
New Shady Rest 92 7,804 ft
Lower Deadman 15 7,782 ft
Agnew Meadows 21 8,304 ft
Camp High Sierra Numerous 8,133 ft
Hartley Springs 20 8,431 ft
Lake George 15 9,048 ft
Silver Lake - June Lake 63 7,227 ft
Reds Meadow 56 7,659 ft
Gull Lake 11 7,615 ft
Vermillion 32 7,663 ft
Soda Springs 29 7,690 ft
Pine Glen - Mammoth Lakes 18 7,773 ft
Oh Ridge 147 7,706 ft
Coldwater 75 9,000 ft
Reversed Creek 16 7,674 ft
Aerie Crag RV Camp 15 7,209 ft
Lake Mary 51 8,948 ft
Sample Meadow 13 7,828 ft
Minaret Falls 26 7,609 ft
Old Shady Rest 46 7,809 ft
Glass Creek 50 7,516 ft

Nearby Streamflow Levels