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Hiking Hetch Hetchy

Hiking the Hetch Hetchy Valley is beautiful, full of waterfalls, and very few people.


Lookout Point (moderate)


2 miles (3.2 km) round-trip; 1 hour


Begin at Hetch Hetchy Entrance Station


This quick hike takes you through the tunnel to a viewpoint overlooking Hetch Hetchy Valley.


Wapama Falls (moderate)


5 mi (8 km) round-trip; 2 hours


Begin at O'Shaughnessy Dam


This trail takes you through the tunnel to the base of Wapama Falls, passing two smaller waterfalls (during spring) on the way. This is also a good trail for wildflowers in spring.


Rancheria Falls (moderate)


13.4 miles (21.4 km) round-trip; 6 to 8 hours


Begin at O'Shaughnessy Dam


This trail takes you through the tunnel and continues past Wapama Falls to popular Rancheria Falls.


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