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Address: O'Shaughnessy Dam to the base of Wapama Falls, Yosemite National Park, CA

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Beautiful and you get right up to the falls

The 2.6 mile one way hike was worth the effort. You could see the falls at the dam but it was better close up. There was another waterfall before Wapama but it was only a trickle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Darlene N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The 2.6 mile one way hike was worth the effort. You could see the falls at the dam but it was better close up. There was another waterfall before Wapama but it was only a trickle when we went. So by July after all the snow melts there may not be any waterfalls. Bring plenty of water!! There is not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Although several people told me it was a flat trail, as a woman in her sixties, it was not. However, it was worth hiking to Wapama Falls. The views are wonderful and the trail varied in difficulty. It was not very crowded, and you could pace your hike as you like. It took us about 5 hours there and back.... More 

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Thank alleynep2016
Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

The hardest part of this trek is the long drive down to Hetch Hetchy reservoir. The hike is pretty flat and pretty easy. The waterfall at the end is beautiful and will cool you down. We had nice wildflowers on the way as well. Views are great.

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Thank ChessHiker
Vacaville, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

There are numerous "falls" flowing from the Wapama into the dam. Along the way there are hundreds of wildflowers and gorgeous butterflies. Well worth the challenging hike.

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2 Thank docbullyawn
New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The weather was perfect, which made the hike even more fun. It is 2.7 miles each way to the falls. Lots of rock steps and paths, but also meadows with water running through. The dam and the reservoir were a beautiful backdrop for the hike. The path is beautifully maintained, with steps made out of the rocks. An easy hike.... More 

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Thank ponchtraveler
Healdsburg, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Wapama Falls is approx. a 6 mile roundtrip hike with amazing cool spray at the bridge over the falls. Be prepared for some up and down hiking but steps are made of granite and easy to maneuver. The rest is fairly flay with mild grades. Not for the out-of- shape Beautiful reservoir next to the trail offers many breathtaking views... More 

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Thank Mickey H
San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This area of Yosemite is becoming more popular, though it's still not nearly as crowded as the valley. It's a little over 2 miles to the falls--relatively easy trail that, in the spring, is filled with amazing wildflowers. There are three bridges you cross when you reach the falls. This year (2016) the waterfalls were enormous, so plan to get... More 

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Thank transplantedNYer
Brentwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

This was an easy day hike with great views of the dam. It was fun walking through the dark tunnel, and wading through lots of water. The water fall was full, and we enjoyed eating lunch on a nearby rock. Could be a really hot hike in the summertime.

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1 Thank Julie Y
Lake Mary, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

If you don't like the crowds and want to go on a beautiful hike, with friends or with the family, this is your thing. Trail head is at the Hetch Hetchy dam. The hike is moderate, around 5.5 miles round trip. It passes a smaller fall on the way, Tueeulala fall at around 3.5 miles from the dam. Tueeulala is... More 

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2 Thank Fadi S
Tracy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Just a five mile hike out from the parking lot (round trip) and worth every day. If you like waterfalls, you must not miss this.

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