Hetch Hetchy Wapama Falls Naturalist Hike

Hike to Yosemite's largest waterfall by volumePrice: $135 adult, $90 youth | Ages: 8+
$100 - $250
Half Day
Hetch Hetchy
Hiking
Intermediate
OFFERED IN SPRING AND FALL*
Hetch Hetchy is a dramatic, lesser-traveled jewel of Yosemite, a smaller version of Yosemite Valley, complete with domes, waterfalls and an idyllic, serene feel. This area has a long and storied history that we look forward to sharing with you.

Our 2.2-mile hike (each way) to the iconic 1400' tall Wapama Falls winds its way above the shores of the tranquil reservoir, with splendid walking among granite, wildflowers, creeks and small meadows. We’ll relax at Wapama falls before heading back; those feeling energetic can continue past the falls.

During your hike, our naturalist guides share interesting stories of Yosemite and the history and evolving controversy of the O’Shaughnessy Dam and surrounding area. You’ll gain a better understanding of the trees, wildlife, geology and natural history of this diverse area.

TRIP TIME
10:15am-2:15pm

GROUP SIZE
Up to 9 participants. 2 person minimum. Reservations recommended. Contact Recreation Desk for availability and pricing for groups of 10 or more.

PRICE
$135 adult, $90 youth (age 8-15). Includes transportation, naturalist guide, trekking pole rental, and lunch voucher for use in our General Store. Additional $20 park admission fee per adult (waived for Yosemite Annual Pass or America the Beautiful Pass holders).

DIFFICULTY/AGE LIMIT
Participants should be comfortable walking on varied terrain at modest elevations near 4,000 feet for up to 5-miles. There are short, modest 100’ climbs and descents on this walk. The trip is suitable for fit individuals ages 8 and above.

MEETING PLACE
This trip meets at Evergreen Lodge's Recreation Desk 15 minutes before departure.

WHAT TO BRING
• Completed trip registration forms
• Small backpack with at least 32 oz water and snacks
• Proper footwear–tennis shoes or hiking boots
• Layered clothing including wind/rain jacket
• Bug repellant, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
• Camera and binoculars (optional)

OTHER INFORMATION
• Our first-aid-certified guides carry first aid kits, permits, maps, radios/cell phones, and water filters
• Guide gratuity is not included; for exemplary service, a 10-20% tip is customary
• Prices subject to change

For more information, call (209) 379-2373 x3 or email recreation@rushcreeklodge.com.

* Conditions permitting. Call for additional seasonal availability.

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