Hetch Hetchy Loop via Lake Vernon

HARD 5 reviews
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Hetch Hetchy Loop via Lake Vernon is a 24.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Groveland, California that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
24.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6486 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

camping

hiking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

rocky

snow

backpacking
2 days ago

Awesome trail! I loved the views and the peacefulness. I defiantly recommend doing this trail.

hiking
27 days ago

2 months ago

This trail was not my favorite. It felt grueling and very hot, with little pay off. The lake access is limited due to vegetation. However, the granite surrounding scenery was pretty impressive. It wasn't recommended by the rangers to cross Falls Creek because the water level is much higher than normal, therefore we could not complete the entire loop. That may have changed my rating. Going to just Lake Vernon and back from Hetch Hetchy was not worth the heat and work.

backpacking
3 months ago

hiking
Saturday, May 21, 2016