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Minaret Falls Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mammoth Lakes, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.6 mi Elevation gain 269 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

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Nature trips

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Reds Meadow Road and Devils Postpile National Monument closed for the season on October 27 at sunset. The road is unlikely to reopen until mid-June.

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Rochelle Garner
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Great section of the PCT/JMT that leads to the falls. Beautiful wild flowers and seen a few deer too!

Keeping Wanderlust
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Hiking

Absolutely loved this trail. We checked out Devil’s Postpile (which is so cool but a very short walk from the trail head) and then headed to minaret falls. The trail there was easy, mostly dirt and sand, with a few logs over water (which is shallow enough to walk through if you’d prefer). This trail crosses through the Pacific Crest Trail, and we met two through hikers that started in Mexico. Would absolutely recommend doing this.

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Megan Cruikshank
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Joe D.
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Hiking

Simple trail to an underwhelming set of falls. Very pleasant out and back and certainly not crowded even given its proximity to Devil's Postpile.

Fran Serna
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WRONG PHOTOS Hikers beware, the photos uploaded by Tim are wrong (probably by accident). The large waterfall you see in his pictures is actually Rainbow waterfall, which starts from the same trailhead but goes in the opposite direction toward Devil's Postpile and Rainbow waterfall. I'm not sure if any of his pictures actually depict this hike.

Not so great hiker Denise
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If you have time on your way to the Postpile, take an opportunity to see this fall. It’s a little way up the JMT and into the forest you go...lose your mind and find your soul. Cheers!

Thomas MacNeil
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This is a nice trail in and out from Devil's Postpile. The views aren't spectacular but the trail is not crowded and there's a nice spot at the base of the falls to chill and picnic.

Jeff Mattheiss
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Jenn Hourani
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Colin Van Gorder
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Kiko Aguirre
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Oren Cheyette
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Michelle Pokorny
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Mary T.
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Michelle Brito
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Jon Burrows
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Daniel Roys
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Yasmin Naboa
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Prabhakar V.
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Celia Ebrahimi
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Laurie Smith
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Crystal Fu
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Lara Slagle
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Bris Palmer
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Kay B.
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Sean W.
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Debbie Wooldridge
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Leslie B
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Daniel Nageotte
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Stefan Stuerke
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