Wapama Falls Trail is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Long Barn, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.
Turn North for CA 120 onto Evergreen Road This junction is located 1.1 miles west of the Yosemite entrance station at Big Oak Flat and 22. 5 miles east of Groveland. Note the Hetch Hetchy day-use hours to avoid getting locked behind closed gates 15 minutes down the the road. $30 Park Fee to Enter.
90° day so very hot since most of the trail is exposed. Backpacked my one year old. No problems. Was not aware it is in Yosemite so there is a 30$ entry fee fyi
OK if you got extra time to spend, we made a day of going up to Hetch Hetchy, probably would have been better served seeing other things we never got to elsewhere
Beautiful hike amazing views and the water fall was spectacular
this is Not near long barn. It's off hwy 120 (evergreen rd) past groveland. hetch hetchy reservoir. Beautiful.
No dogs allowed on trail and you enter the Yosemite gate to get in so plan on paying the fee of $30. Would have been a fun hike but we brought our dog and had to turn around and go back. Ticket for dogs on trails is $250.
Fairly easy hike. There are long stretches without shade so bring plenty of water and a hat. Once at the falls, dip your feet and head in the water to cool off.
I took this hike in the early 1990's with two young (under 10) children. Very picturesque. The kids did well and the falls at the end were the highlight of the hike. They also enjoyed walking across the O'Shaughnessy dam. Very dry in the summer so take drinking water.
Fantastic trail. It's relatively easy to hike and very well maintained. The views are incredible all around. There were wildflowers and some wildlife as well. For instance, we saw a very pretty Northern Pacific rattlesnake (C. oreganus) on the trail. (These snakes aren't really aggressive and have a great warning system, if you're aware of your surroundings and careful to not step directly on them or very near then you'll never have a problem. No need to fear them or harm them.)
Was extremely hot when we were there but a nice trail nonetheless. We saw a rattlesnake along the way and managed to not fall into the reservoir.
Beautiful views, but the I think it should be labeled as moderate. Not much water flowing in July, as the smaller falls were not much to see. However, we saw people bathing in the "drinking water" at the falls. Hummm?
Loved this hike
Nice hike, great views. Not much water flowing at falls today, so view of falls not that impressive. Nice trail