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“Underrated beauty”

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir
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Seoul, South Korea
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Underrated beauty”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Most people forget about this place. It is kind of "off the beaten path". It is just incredible the vast size of Yosemite and Hetch Hetchy, i can't recommend this place enough. It is quite far out of the way but if you have an extra day to burn, then please do it!

Visited April 2012
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new york
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“Beautiful Reservoir surrounded by Mountains.....”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

This reservoir was stunning and well worth the drive up. There's great hiking on one side of the reservoir...I'm not sure about the other side; ;but I think you can only hike on one side. You go over the reservoir through a tunnel through the mountain. Then you can begin hiking to one of the many water falls..However, when we visited; CA was in a state of drought and there was no water to be seen at the falls. The hike was still beautiful and worth taking. Its a fairly easy hike and I seen people of all ages on this hike.

Visited September 2012
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Novato, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“The Lost Valley of Yosemite NP”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

This is a beautiful spot that not many travelers to Yosemite visit. The road is a bit daunting, but you just need to take it slow. Fascinating to learn this beautiful valley (Muir thought it equal to Yosemite) was allowed to be damned for the SF water supply out of sympathy for the 1906 earthquake. I hope it can be undone and the valley returned to its original splendor. Best visited in the spring when the waterfalls are at full force.

Visited October 2012
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Lechlade, United Kingdom
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“Peace and serenity”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

If you have time take the hike round the reservoir, at least to the waterfall. The trail is well maintained and fairly level, scenery is beautiful.
Less well known that the main attractions at Yosemite but well worth a visit

Visited March 2012
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South Haven, MI
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“Seen from a distance”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

HIked from Evergreen Lodge to a view point. Could see the reservoir and the dam with binoculars. Not real impressive from that distance.

Visited September 2012
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