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Hetch Hetchy Reservoir

Hetch Hetchy Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209-372-1000
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Beautiful place in the park.

I only had a little time before I had to head out, but the view was spectacular as I hiked toward... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Berkeley, California
via mobile
Did not miss this.

We drove 3 hours from Mariposa to see this and so glad we did as it was stunning. Long high and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Hetch Hetchy Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209-372-1000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I only had a little time before I had to head out, but the view was spectacular as I hiked toward the falls.

Thank ShannonRS7
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove 3 hours from Mariposa to see this and so glad we did as it was stunning. Long high and winding road and thought we would never get there but worth it. Free parking and restrooms which was great. Nice walk along the dam...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017

Hetch Hetchy has a damn and the reservoir, surrounded by beautiful scenery. You can walk across the dam, through a tunnel to a path that will take you to better views and a waterfall. This less traveled area of Yosemite is a gem. Do not...More

Thank Momma_J_StL
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We hiked around the Hetchy resorvoir and came across Rancheria Falls. It's a moderate hike but well worth it at the end to come across the bursting falls. Would definitely recommend!

1  Thank Nas S
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the gas station in Yosemite and the young lady suggested this place. I must say she was right on!! We got to see a bear on the WAY...BONUS!! The hike to the falls....very nice!! Please do not visit Yosemite without checking this...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We had the better part of a day open and ventured out to Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. We were in Yosemite during the Detwiler fires and visibility was quite limited. In spite of that, the scenery was spectacular. The reservoir was completely full and water was...More

Thank Alanhimmelstein
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The valley is packed and I'm not a crowds kind of person. Hetch Hetchy limits day visitors and the drive in is stunning and the hike is beautiful- we did not do the entire hike to the waterfall but still was fantastic

Thank Adrienne C
Reviewed 11 August 2017

As a teacher of American history, a visit to the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir was on my "bucket list" for our time in Yosemite. We were staying near the south entrance to the park, so it was quite a haul to get there...more than three hours,...More

2  Thank MominMaryland08
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This isn't about Hetch Hetchy but, rather, a little side hike on the way. It's called the Carlon Falls trail and, at one time, there was a resort here just aside this fork of the Tuolumne. That resort is gone now but two other resorts...More

2  Thank Zoom_Gotti
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is a spectacular place to visit. I wished to stay longer here and hike around the lake but we were pressed for time. It is a lengthy drive from the valley maybe an hour or so but a different kind of view.

Thank Kevin P
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26 September 2017|
Response from ccindyk48 | Reviewed this property |
We went early (around 0800). Parking lot had 4 other cars. We saw only a couple of people going to the falls. On the way back there were at least 30 people going to the falls. The parking lot wasn't full, but there were a... More
Heather R
12 August 2017|
Response from Paolo P | Reviewed this property |
So sorry ... I saw your question only today, so I guess you have already done with your backpack trip ... I hope you enjoyed, it is so beautiful ... please accept my apoligizes