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Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy

O'Shaughnessy Dam to the base of Wapama Falls, Yosemite National Park, CA
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This hike in the Hetch Hetchy area is great. We decided to get up early to go and beat the crowds... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jeffrey w
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Omaha, Nebraska
Beautiful

When the falls are full this is gorgeous. Decent bike from the parking lot. Some parts are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robonski
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Carlsbad, CA
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O'Shaughnessy Dam to the base of Wapama Falls, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hike in the Hetch Hetchy area is great. We decided to get up early to go and beat the crowds. The drive in is also very nice unless you don’t like roads on the side of a mountain. It is not bad but some...More

Thank jeffrey w
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When the falls are full this is gorgeous. Decent bike from the parking lot. Some parts are strenuous to get to because of rocks and hills, but it is certainly worth it. I am so happy we went to the falls at Hetch Hetchy. Definitely...More

1  Thank Robonski
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decent hike to Wapama Falls. You go across the dam, through a tunnel and keep walking. It was hot but there was shade and a breeze so it was nice, then when we got to the falls, we got wet! So much fun to walk...More

1  Thank Peggy S
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Heard about this hike awhile back but was never in the area. The road to the dam is very narrow and the out cropping of rocks come close to your car so be careful. Get there early. Parking is limited. Once you cross the dam...More

1  Thank Phych99
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

We took the hike in early May when the falls were bursting and roaring down the mountain.They were spectacular. We stopped at the first bridge over the fall because water was gushing over the walkway and it looked too dangerous to pass. You will get...More

2  Thank TripTalkHawaii
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

We made the hike in the spring when it is not so hot. You cross the dam and then through a 75 meter long tunnel and then walk the path along the reservoir edge to the falls. It was raging as it was spring. You...More

Thank DaleRachmeler
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

We did this on our last day at Yosemite. Gorgeous and well maintained. The ranger who greeted us was kind and knowledgeable.

Thank Margaret R
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

My son and I hike a lot. So the walk there wasn’t particularly challenging. It was April, warm outside, we carry water and more supplies than we could reasonably need. Wear hiking boots or at least sturdy shoes. We always see people setting out in...More

Thank D. Michael W
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

Lovely views. The waterfall was still in good flow despite it being the end of summer. Well worth the stop.

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

This is not a tough hike but it can be unpleasant if not prepared adequately. There is very little shade except for the end where you hike through a beautiful, fragrant grove (bay trees give off a wonderful scent). I highly recommend wearing a hat...More

1  Thank Katja_e_b
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