Places and Attractions

Hetch Hetchy

O'Shaughnessy Dam Groveland, CA 95321

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About Hetch Hetchy

Day Hikes in Hetch Hetchy:
Lookout Point (moderate)
2 miles (3.2 km) round-trip; 1 hour
Begin at Hetch Hetchy Entrance Station
This quick hike takes you 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 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 continues past Wapama Falls to popular Rancheria Falls.

Smith Peak (moderate to strenuous)
13.5 miles (21.6 km) round-trip; 6 to 8 hours
Begin at Hetch Hetchy Entrance Station
This trail takes you through forest and meadow to Smith Peak, where you get great views of the Hetch Hetchy area.

Poopenaut Valley (strenuous)
3 miles (4.8 km) round-trip; 2 hours
Begin four miles east of the Hetch Hetchy Entrance Station (look for small turnout on the right)
This trail provides quick access to the Tuolumne River, descending 1,229 feet (735 m) to the river below O'Shaughnessy Dam.


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