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Rainbow Falls, Mammoth Lakes

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  • The trip out to the waterfall is approximately 4 kilometres, and part of the route is in an open landscape. We must therefore remember to bring plenty of water and protect themselves against the Californian Sun. Along the way, we encounter on a rich wildlife. Especially playful squirrels, there are many. In addition, nature is picturesque with Sierra Nevada in the background. The climax is, of course, Rainbow Falls. We are, however, depending on the weather and time, if you want to experience the ultimate interaction between the Sun and the waterfall. We were there around noon and in brilliant sunshine, so that we had seen the Rainbow across the water. You can consider it all up from a platform, which we did, but you can also hike farther down to the water.
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  • Rainbow Falls is definitely worth the hike from Devil's Postpile. It's a pretty easy hike, and the falls are so pretty.  more »
  • This is a great waterfall to take photos of, not jump off of. As an adventure enthusiasts who likes to cliff jump, I can see someone wanting to do that here. I would strongly recommend against that. T...  more »
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  • A moderate hike is so worth the effort to this beautiful waterfall. Photography buffs should note that the afternoon sun is ideal for spotting the namesake rainbows in the thundering mist. An idyllic spot!
  • The waterfall is good enough..but it is not seriously worth the hike you need to go through to get there. I absolutely hadn't expected such a hard trail to here.. It's almost a mile to there
  • Become one with Nature Listen & Breath feel the Beauty!
  • Love this place to bad the construction of the stairs is not complete yet.
  • Plan to visit either very early in the morning or late evening. The temperatures go very high and the dry weather makes it a hard trek. There is a minimum walk of atleast 2 miles one way if I remember it correctly. At the end, it is a worth of a hard trek
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