Rainbow Falls in Mammoth Lakes, CA

Rainbow Falls

End of CA-203 West
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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The 101-foot waterfall is part of the Devils Postpile National Monument. It is known for the colorful rainbow that its mist creates. The best time to experience the rainbows is midday, when the sun is highest.

Mandatory Scenic Shuttle

The mandatory shuttle is operated by Eastern Sierra Transit and boards at Mammoth Adventure Center. Personal vehicle travel is allowed outside of the shuttle season. 

Accessibility to the Waterfall

2.5 miles or 5 miles round-trip moderate hike.

Amenities

Hiking & Backpacking
Fall
Summer
1 - 2 hours
2 - 3 hours
Full day
Half day