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Hetch Hetchy Reservoir

Hetch Hetchy Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209-372-1000
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The Other Yosemite Valley

This is one of my favorite places to go in Yosemite and this is why: #1: It's far away from the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Noelle C
Great Hike

Loved my hike at Hetch Hetchy. Just a reminder, it is a windy, slow drive from the main entrance of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Robonski
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Hetch Hetchy Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of my favorite places to go in Yosemite and this is why: #1: It's far away from the maddening crowd. Not as many people know about Hetch Hetchy and it's far away from the more touristy Yosemite Valley. Hetch Hetchy was a...More

Thank Noelle C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved my hike at Hetch Hetchy. Just a reminder, it is a windy, slow drive from the main entrance of Yosemite. You leave the park, and then enter it again at another location, so don’t lose your day pass. It was actually a pretty hot...More

Thank Robonski
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I admit up front that if I were a true outdoorsman, camper, hiker type, I am sure my perspective would be much different. We exited Yosemite National Park via Hwy 120 north on our way to Calaveras Big Trees State Park and on to Lake...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped at the Hetch Hetchy Resevoir on the trip into Yosemite, it is a long winding road there but is very pretty and you can take a hike to waterfalls. We saw a bear on the way out.

Thank Peggy S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

John Muir called Hetch Hetchy a "remarkably exact counterpart" to the main Yosemite valley; the controversy over building a dam in a national park highlights different approaches to the environment. Now, it is a quiet spot with 2 amazing waterfalls and interesting plants. Learn a...More

Thank Perthenia
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

Enjoyed a hike and lunch in the area. Trail much less crowded than many of the Yosemite "published" hikes. Terrain was varied and views were beautiful.

Thank Teensie17
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

What an amazing place. My partner loved the engineering of the Dam and I loved the beautiful scenery and the awesome drive. An away from it all gem of Yosemite. Might be a bit overcrowded in the summer months but in April we found a...More

Thank Kim D
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

The reservoir that provides water to SF and the South bay area (2.5 million folks) was created almost a 100 years ago. It has old pictures of what it looked like when the valley was a bit like the main Yosemite valley. Not quite the...More

Thank DaleRachmeler
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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

It is just my opinion, but there are Much Better Trailheads inside Yosemite National Park than this infamous historic, trespass of a National Park by a very distant powerful city. Way too many poisonous rattlesnake, ON TRAIL, sightings historically. For foreigners especially, who seem blaise...More

Thank cal48boy
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

Most visitors will travel past the turn-off to Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, not even realizing that it is part of Yosemite National Park. In a way it is for the best, as there are no crowds and traffic to deal with. If you are looking for...More

Thank danielwald71
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danwiener44
February 16, 2018|
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Response from ccindyk48 | Reviewed this property |
There's a parking area by the dam. It's accessible on the dam. The hiking trail to Wapama Falls is 5 miles there & back. It's NOT accessible! You can see the falls from the dam though. Depending on where you're coming from... More
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HeatherLCosta
September 25, 2017|
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Response from ccindyk48 | Reviewed this property |
We went early (around 0800). Parking lot had 4 other cars. We saw only a couple of people going to the falls. On the way back there were at least 30 people going to the falls. The parking lot wasn't full, but there were a... More
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Heather R
August 11, 2017|
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Response from Paolo P | Reviewed this property |
So sorry ... I saw your question only today, so I guess you have already done with your backpack trip ... I hope you enjoyed, it is so beautiful ... please accept my apoligizes
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