Wapama Falls Trail

EASY 42 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1049 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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.

9 hours ago

Not a bad trail to get engaged on. Try it.

hiking
3 days ago

5 days ago

The power of the water was awesome, and on a hot day was very refreshing. Easy trail

hiking
5 days ago

Great trail at Hetch Hetchy. Not as crowded as the Valley, but you'll still have company. Get there as early as you can.
4.7 miles there & back. trail is smooth & easy in some places. Rocky & tricky in others. The falls were wonderful in May.
I'm always worried about the older folks who ask me how far the falls are at the beginning of the trail.

A must Go!!!! Great spot if u want to avoid the crowd at Yosemite valley. Make sure to bring great if u go, we got soaking wet cruising the bridge to wapama falls, Poncho didn't hold up good.

hiking
13 days ago

Fantastic hike for all ages. Falls were raging today so you really had to be careful if you wanted to cross the bridges at the 2nd Falls. Definitely worth the hike. Bring rain gear and a set of dry clothes and shoes to be on the safe side.

13 days ago

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17 days ago

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20 days ago

Fairly easy hike to the Wapama Falls, and worth the short hike in to get several good views of the Hetch Hetchy area.

If the sun is at the right angle and there is enough mist from the falls, you may see a rainbow or two as you approach the falls area.

20 days ago

We went yesterday and it was hot but beautiful. Not exactly the easiest of easy trails, as some parts of the terrain are rough and you have to cross through a flooded part of the trail (Tueeulala Falls is currently overrunning the trail) to get to Wapama, but definitely worth the soggy boots.

27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous views from start to finish! I went 5/22/17 and there were butterflies and wildflowers all along the trail. Waterfalls are really full and the bridge past wapama falls is closed due to flooding.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

2017-05-19 - The view was simply beautiful. The hike is pretty easy, but there are some rocky areas so watch your step.

I really didn't want to leave the falls once I got there. Just beautiful. Worth the drive!

hiking
1 month ago

What a spectacular trail! The wildflowers are everywhere right now. An easy rewarding hike for any age/ability.
We packed in our lunch and ate at the base of the bridge.
We saw a king snake and a bear cub along the way as well.
I will be going back for sure!

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1 month ago

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3 months ago

For those who would love to see multiple gushing water falls! Amazing and fun trail.

8 months ago

Fun trail!