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Hetch Hetchy Reservoir

Address: Hetch Hetchy Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Phone Number: 209 372 1000
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Type: Dams, Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Type: Dams, Waterfalls, Outdoors
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Although it is out of the way and quite a hike, it is well worth the trek. not at all crowded, don't try to fit it into a an itinery, yhis is a one stop journey. Take your time and enjoy.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

this is a beautiful out of the way area of yosemite. the hike to the falls is wonderful. not crowded, pretty drive, a very nice day. it takes some time, so don't try to fit it into a lot of other stops. take your time and enjoy this quiet area of yosemite.

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North Bonneville, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This was close to my lodge and I decided to check it out early in the morning. Saw deer on the way out and the views were spectacular. Did witness some of the destruction of the recent forest fires but was still beautiful. The reservoir was incredibly beautiful and I learned that it supplies San Fran w/ most of its... More 

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San Jose, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Finally visited Hetch Hetchy after over 14 trips to Yosemite. Wow, should have done it sooner. You have to drive thru about 20 miles of burned out forests to get here which are not very scenic, but I still recommend this. The views of the domes/granite cliffs around Hetch Hetchy are almost as grand as Yosemite Valley. You can walk... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We visited on a misty morning. Crossed the dam wall and found the information signs very interesting as I knew nothing about its history.

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Woodinville, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Very scenic and very quiet. Not many people go out here. Great walk around the reservoir. Not a good choice in the winter or the heat of summer.

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Stony Brook, Long Island, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Well worth a stop if just to see it and imagine what it was before it became San Francisco's water supply in the 1920's. Still a beautiful spot.

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Eureka, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It was absolutely beautiful, The water, the cliffs, the falls... all worth the visit. GO! Enjoy the natural surroundings. Hike to the falls.

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Canton, Ohio
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98 reviews 98 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I can only imagine this valley without the reservoir. Must have been awesome. It was interesting and nice to have some aspect of the park that was off the beaten path.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Not many people go check out Hetch Hetchy but it is well worth the drive! This picturesque lake which is also used as a water reservoir for San Franciscans lies very idyllic and is not visited by many people. Also the drive towards Hetch Hetchy was verry pretty. I would definitely recommend it!

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