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So beautiful the whole way! Lots of waterfalls and beaver dams. Took my 63 year old parents who are not avid hikers and they did great (with rests of course).

Went here after the Devil's Postpile, it was a nice trail and offered some more amazing views once you got to the waterfall

It was a great and rewarding experience. The view was amazing and a good workout to boot.

Although I often refer to my walks as hikes, this one really should be considered a walk. It is stunningly beautiful anytime of year, the fall might be my favorite time to be here. The mountain rises 3000' above the base of the lake, it should be seen in person as pictures don't do it justice. According to the Convict Lake Resort, the loop trail is closer to 3 miles.

Amazing hike, it never gets old!! It's super smart to go very early in the morning around 5am so that you yourself can drive down there and park wherever you want. I have taken the bus down there and i had to stand the whole time and quite frankly, i think any Californians or hikers will admit that having to stand in a packed bus isn't our cup of tea and we're not used to it. Also there are MANY tourists that you can avoid as well. Get up super early when it's still dark and drive down to Devils Postpile and catch the trail. You have to be at the entrance before, i believe, 7am or else they will not let you in! At this early in the morning, you can't see the rainbow at the falls because the sun doesn't hit it yet, but it is worth it. You might see one or two people, and it is so calming. Birds chirping and the sun rising, nothing beats it. This is amazing compared to the hundreds of people trying to get a peak at the waterfall, and hundreds of people on the trail alone. But whatever you end up doing, enjoy the whole experience!

this was the most beautiful sight you could see in the fall so many beautiful colors of the trees and leaves and I was a little bit harder but not bad I'm new at hiking and I was able to do it

12 days ago

Beautiful trail - too many people.

12 days ago

It's a tough hike especially gong over the pass. Took 5 hours with several brakes. Arrowhead lake and Duck lake are the highlights.

15 days ago

Great short in and out hike with spectacular views. Aspens along trail already turning to fall colors made for terrific photos. Nice cool breeze in October kept the walk pleasant. Only one hill on way to lake, after that it's all downhill

There are beautiful views of lakes and creeks and mountains. Lots of shaded areas.

Beautiful hike with nice views. Waterfall had a good amount of water and we even saw a rainbow. We walked over the top of Devil's Postpile which offered more views and a closeup look on the hexagon patterns. Total distance including hike back along the road was 5.9miles

on Duck Lake Trail

1 month ago

Lovely, relatively easy if you are in good health. Breathtaking views of the mountains and
lake. Takes about 2 hours at an enjoyable pace. Wear a hat because first half , from the trailhead parking lot is unshaded. We saw deer and chipmunks and boy scouts and Australian students! Very enjoyable for sure.

Easy stroll for the average person. We hiked here off of the PCT as a quick detour. Crowded ... But beautiful.

We went in the evening, after 7pm, when you didn't have to take bus anymore and could just drive down the parking, right next to the Devil's Postpile. This way we were almost completely alone on the trail and were able to marvel at the monument in relative solitude.

During the day it's possible to take the bus to the Devil's Postpile stop and then it's only 0.5 miles to the sight, a little more if you want to go on top and see the hexagon squares on the surface.

More photos: https://csgirllife.wordpress.com/2016/09/15/devils-postpile/

1 month ago

Easy enough hike. Stay out of scalding hot water... People we know went up after we told them about this place and ended up with third degree burns after falling in. Beautiful place!

Dogs and hubby and I enjoyed the hike up and the beautiful lake once we got there!

Probably more spectacular earlier in the summer, but the trail was great for my husband, dogs & me! The falls we're still nice, just not as full as the photos I've seen and no rainbow.