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Hetch Hetchy Reservoir

Hetch Hetchy Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209-372-1000
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Must see

This place is great. The dam and reservoir are very impressive and the views are stunning. We... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
Kapellen, Belgium
Unexpected, enjoyable walk and views

WE were recommended to go here at Rush Creek. The dam and reservoir is very impressive. We had... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Jackie B
London, United Kingdom
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Hetch Hetchy Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209-372-1000
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

This place is great. The dam and reservoir are very impressive and the views are stunning. We walked to the Wapama Falls what I can recommend. We didn't complete the walk due to our limited time we could spend here. It's also not a very...More

Thank AnkeDS
Reviewed 11 November 2017

WE were recommended to go here at Rush Creek. The dam and reservoir is very impressive. We had never heard of it and learned how important it was to the development of San Fransisco. This is a trip worth taking for 2 - 3 hours

Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 19 October 2017 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 8 October 2017

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!

2  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
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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|
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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