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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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Although alittle out of the way for 'normal' Yosemite visitors, this place is well worth the visit. Approx 1 hour from Yosemite Valley, the reservoir and Dam offer great views and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rob B
St Helens, United Kingdom
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although alittle out of the way for 'normal' Yosemite visitors, this place is well worth the visit. Approx 1 hour from Yosemite Valley, the reservoir and Dam offer great views and there are also hikes available using these areas as the trailhead. We went late and didnt have too much time here as the area is for day use only... More 

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Longview, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a long drive but the crowds are non existent and the view is great. We hiked over the dam and a mile or so up the trail to a rock outcropping that gave us sweeping views of the area and a fine place to take a nap. It seems like a great place for an extended backpack trip and... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful place, but the iconic glacier carved Hetch Hetchy valley should never have been dammed. The historic battle over Hetch Hetchy is worth learning about.

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Groveland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favorite hike in Yosemite National Park. It's out of the way, usually not very crowded and has fantastic views. The drive is about 14 miles from highway 120 via evergreen road and the road takes you past camp Mather and Evergreen Lodge and Poopenaut valley. Parking by O'Shaughnessy Dam is relatively easy if you get there early... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had three full days to spend in Yosemite and committed one full day to see Hetch Hetchy based on a recommendation from a friend. This may not be worth the visit if all you're going to do is come to see the reservoir and dam. It takes about 1-1.5 hours to get there from Hogdon Meadows Campground. It is... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were not prepared for the excellent trail which goes across the dam and up the reservoir. We walked a few miles but had to turn back for supplies and lunch. Take some water, walk across the dam and walk back up the reservoir. It's gorgeous, not crowded and very rewarding.

1 Thank Bill C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 August 10, 2016

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 

1 Thank csarchibald
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

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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