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Hetch Hetchy Reservoir

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Address: Hetch Hetchy Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Phone Number: 209 372 1000
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Beautiful, quiet and secluded.

If you need a break from the thousands of people surging around you in Yosemite, take a break and head to the Hetch hetchy Reservoir. Its off the main road and has fewer visitors... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is pretty far out of the way from the other sites in the park. I read great reviews on this site. So, we made a special trip near the end of the day up there. It was a long drive. The road was pretty narrow in spots and can be difficult for those who are not very comfortable driving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you need a break from the thousands of people surging around you in Yosemite, take a break and head to the Hetch hetchy Reservoir. Its off the main road and has fewer visitors. The walk to the takes you over the dam to 2 falls and is absolutely fantastic. You will feel that you have the entire place to... More 

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In all my trips of Yosemite I was not aware of the Hetch Hetchy Area of the Park. one mile north of the North Entrance is a turn for Hetch Hetchy. You take a road apporximately 15 miles to get to another entrance to this area. There are some nice hiking trails and this is the same toad to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in the area for a family vacation and drove up to Hetch Hetchy for a quick scouting visit one morning. The area is beautiful and was worth even a short visit. Next time we'll plan on spending more time and doing it in the spring when the waterfalls are flowing freely.

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We planned to hike Hetch Hetchy up to Lake Wilma but the switchbacks were long and hot. I was told they were only a few miles but I'm sure they're at least 4. And 95% of it is in the sun. Although the area gets snow they also get very hot. Watch the weather and be overly prepared. The person... More 

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Healdsburg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I was so happy to see that nature had not been trampled on with all the crowds from Yosemite Valley. I am hesitant to review so that the secret remains but most folks love to stand in line and choose the path most taken. We also visited Yosemite Valley which is also beautiful except for all the congestion, traffic, and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We did a short hike to the waterfalls at hetch hetchy. It was peacfefull and beautiful. It was interesting to learn about this reservoir, its history and how it helped SF bay area.

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Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

During a week long visit to Yosemite, I took a day trip to the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. A pleasant drive that puts you in another facet of Yosemite. The surrounding flora tends to be different to most that you drive by in the remainder of the park and is reminiscent of the higher altitude 'snow gums' of Australia. The Reservoir... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The drive to Hetch Hetchy was beautiful, and we had to stop the car a couple of times to take in the view. When we asked at the park entrance about the trail, we were told it was flat. It was a beautiful hike, but it was not flat and there were some areas that were kind of tricky. Definitely... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

This is a nice, level place to hike, there are lots of beautiful falls, one within two miles from the parking area. Also saw a good number of cute girls along the way. Enroute the drive there is a bit arduous and the terrain resembles a moonscape, but when you arrive it will be well worth the trip. I won't... More 

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