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“Take A Hike (And Food And Water)”
Review of Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 24 November 2013

A fine hike over rolling terrain under the back side of Mammoth Mountain past the Devil's Postpile and a forest burned by fire years ago, takes you to this wonderful falls. Yes, Spring flows are spectacular, but the falls are worth the walk all Summer. Take a picnic lunch and plenty of water so that you don't have to run off after your walk. Find picnic tables by the river at the parking lot. If you can take a brief diversion, head up to the top of the postpile for a little different vantage point on these basalt columns. A steep trail with stairs takes you down to the base of the falls.

2  Thank Roger L
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

I have been to the Devil’s Postpile a couple times before and went to Rainbow Falls (about two miles further down the park road) based on the recommendations of a waitress in town. It is a beautiful waterfalls – and can only assume it would be incredible in the spring time. The walk is great – there had been a fire on part of the trail about twenty years ago – amazing the destruction of a fire and how long it takes for nature to correct things.

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Reviewed 6 October 2013

If you appreciate natural places of beauty you will like this place, Rainbow Falls. It's approx 2.5 mile one way walk but it's worth the effort plus you will walk past Devils Post Piles so two hits in one.

1  Thank lee t
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