Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, Yosemite National Park

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Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy is located in Yosemite National Park. Take a look at our Yosemite National Park route planner to schedule your visit to Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Lovely views. The waterfall was still in good flow despite it being the end of summer. Well worth the stop.  more »
  • 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 won...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • The waterfalls themselves aren't that impressive, compared with other waterfalls in Yosemite of course. But the views on the trail that reaches them are really captivating.
  • Absolutely stunning view of the fall against gorgeous backdrop of Hetch Hetchy.

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Yosemite National Park offers something for everyone. Choose from upscale or historic hotels, a well-appointed lodge, motel rooms, rustic cabins, canvas tent cabins, and developed campgrounds. Yosemite Village in the heart of the valley is the most convenient place to stay, but other accommodations line the roads leading to the village. If you can't secure a place inside the park, try the various lodges, inns, bed and breakfasts, cabins, cottages, and motels on the roads leading in from the west. Staying any further out can cost you valuable time that you could be spending hiking, biking, and sightseeing. To escape from the crowds in the valley, reserve a campsite at Crane Flat or Hodgdon Meadow, which are far enough out to provide solitude but close enough to reach major valley attractions in less than half an hour. Campgrounds along Tioga Road see even fewer crowds. If you plan to visit in summer, you must reserve accommodations (even campsites) well in advance, as Yosemite remains extremely popular with both visitors from afar and those based in California.
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