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“One of the most deserted places in Yosemite”

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

After a lovely drive to one of the more remote and less visited places in Yosemite, you'll stand at the edge of the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on the dam. Once you get over the fact that this was a man-made creation which required the flooding of part of Yosemite, you'll wish you could swim in this amazingly beautiful body of water. No boating, no swimming, no fishing. So what's the water for. Well, through the wonders of modern technology and old-fashioned gravity, you are looking at the water supply for San Fran. There is a nice hike along the edge, after you walk through a tunnel. In Spring, there are gorgeous wild-flowers and waterfalls; in August, it is hot and the water is so inviting but off limits. But the trail is more easily accessible and quiet.

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

The hetch hetchy is closeby on the way to Merced and the dam and displays around the dam are very interesting to read and it's actually a nice drive out to the reservoir. the waterfalls are great in the springtime if you visit in that timeframe.

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We had stayed in Yosemite for a couple of days and came across this in a local guide book and thought we would travel up to have a look. Very impressive and very quiet. We only hung by the reservoir and did not go for much hiking but it was beautiful. Went in July so the waterfall was a little small! However, glad we made the random trip and was very very hot!

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is a beautiful place just to come see but even better for a short walk or long hike. Suitable for all levels.

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

We choose this as a hike to end our vacation, it was very close to our stay (Evergreen lodge) so we went more out of convenience. We loved the damn and the nice hike around the reservoir. If it's close by I highly recommend the visit, but I wouldn't go out of the way to make it a must

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