Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, Yosemite National Park

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Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy is located in Yosemite National Park. Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Yosemite National Park Edition.
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  • This hike begins at the tunnel by the O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy. It is just under 5 miles round trip to the waterfalls, which were still quite full in August. The trail is well marked and main...  more »
  • My wife and I hiked to Wapama falls in late July. The hike was not very challenging in terms of length or altitude, but it did get increasingly hot during the hike itself, especially in the long shade...  more »
  • This hike is less popular than many others in Yosemite. You will not be alone, though. After a winter of lots of rain and snow, all the waterfalls are awesome. One can get up close with this one after...  more »

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