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Address: Pinecrest, CA

Rock columns formed out of ancient glacier remnants.

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Little postpile

If you're coming up from the west and can't make it to Mammoth and Devils Postpile, this is a good substitute. Forest Service has created a short walk to view a unique geological... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 August 2016
Ronald L
Tracy, California
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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

If you're coming up from the west and can't make it to Mammoth and Devils Postpile, this is a good substitute. Forest Service has created a short walk to view a unique geological formation which will give an hour's enjoyment

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

We took the 1/4 mile hike to Columns of the Giants. There is an informational sign at the start of the trail. The forest walk is nice to take on the way to see the basalt columns.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

The Forest Service writes: "An easy ¼ mile walk to unusual geologic formation with spectacular views of basalt columns. Beautiful newly improved accessible trails just opened. Improvements made that addressed the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). We invite everyone to enjoy this unique geological formation and interesting interpretive... More 

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Pinecrest CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

So this is what the trees were like before logging. Its nce to see how things were before everything got cut down 100 years ago. Glad they kept this area intact.

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Atwater, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

I go to Column of the Giants often when I'm going up for an overnight camp at Sonora Pass with family. It's a nice little hike and the slabs of rock are pretty cool. If you're in the area, it's worth a visit. Note* If you've ever visited Devil's Postpile in Mammoth, it quite the same, just a bit smaller

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Sonora, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2012

Not far from the road. I think its accessible in the late spring,summer and fall. Check on winter. Make sure you bring a pack with snacks and plenty of water. The rock forms are neat to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

Stop and give yourself a welcome break enjoying this sight.. Not worth a special trip, given how many stunning places are so close, but worth a stop if you are in the area. If you are relaxing, take a chair and settle down with a book and enjoy.

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