The Devils Postpile National Monument is a 100,000-year-old geological wonder located in California. But while this extraordinary basalt rock formation is surely the major draw card to the area, there are plenty of other stunning natural attractions and activities that make visiting this park worthwhile too. Visitors can enjoy a range of outdoor adventures, from hiking and fishing in the summer months, to snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing in the winter months.
The 798 acres of Devils Postpile National Monument protects the 60-foot high national monument, the 101-foot Rainbow Falls, endless mountain scenery and interesting wildlife from mule deer to coyotes and black bear. Inside the park, you’ll find a Visitor Center, the monument itself, various hiking trails, and a basic campground for tents and RVs.
Temperatures in the park are constantly changing and can range from 90 degrees Fahrenheit to below freezing - often in the same 24 hours. Summer afternoons, while warm, also bring thunderstorms. Visitors should come prepared for any weather. Please note that the national monument itself is closed in spring and winter, but winter sports can still be enjoyed in the surrounding area.