Wapama Falls Trail is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Long Barn, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is best used from April until October.

Length4.6 miElevation gain954 ftRoute typeOut & back
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingRunningForestLakeViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlifeRockyHistoric siteFeeNo dogs
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Yosemite National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are per vehicle or per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot, horse, or bike the fee is per person. You can also purchase a park-specific annual pass. Yosemite is open with some services limited due to COVID-19. Reservations are required to drive into Yosemite. Some services and facilities are limited, and shuttles are not operating. See the park website for more info: https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/covid19.htm

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.

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Fanj Yang
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It’s great. Short and easy! Just make sure to bring your rain jacket!

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Open Road Travels User
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Great trail! We hiked it in late April so the weather was nice and the falls were roaring. the trail is well maintained and visible all the way. The hike up was intense for someone out of shape. The falls and view the whole way are definitely worth it. The trails also has lots of great photography.

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Jared G
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Really great day hike!

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Janelle Lynn
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Awesome trail! Not crowded at all. The waterfall is amazing at this time of year with bridges you can walk across over the falls. Not too difficult

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punkass johnny
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Phyllis S
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Did this hike with two kids - 7 and 10. Really beautiful with lots of variation and interesting places to see on the way to the falls. Only issue for us is we got caught in rain on the way back - since a sizeable portion of the trail is rocky, things got quite slippery, which made the trail more difficult than originally expected, but we managed. A tip from a guide at our lodge - avoid touching the bright red geckos on the trail!

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Wolf-Dieter Reiter
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A fairly crowded trail on a beautiful Saturday in April. Lots of wildflowers in full bloom, and poison oak everywhere. The waterfall was impressive but there was only some light spray on one of the bridges. No need to be concerned about getting soaked. I continued for a while after the falls which was a worthwhile endeavor with significant elevation gain.

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Kyle Miller
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this was a nice moderate hike. my Garmin said 5.2 miles out and back. very impressive falls and you get right up close.

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Keri Sturges Anderson
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The Waterfall was running strong and beautiful . A few places had water going across the trail but it was easy to traverse. The hike has a view of the water most of the time. The hike was pretty . Lots of people out for the weekend. I would recommend getting there early or weekdays . There isn’t a lot of shade and it does get warm. The hike is a mixture of rocks and dirt trail. Not a lot of wild flowers yet.

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Cindy Toffey
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Spectacular falls and wildflowers today!

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Rafael Maciel
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Great Hike

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Scott Thompson
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Beautiful. Busy but worth it.

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Lindy Russell
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Very worth it! Went all the way to the base of the falls and was unbelievably beautiful. Go early or you’ll have to deal with lots of people but I’d highly recommend!

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Chris Akamine
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Perfect. The falls were flowing.

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MIREYA A
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Nice trial worth the hike.

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Richard Robinson
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Awesome hike. with it being Spring, Wapama falls is flowing well. Friday was a beautiful day for this hike.

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Andy Acevedo
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It was beautiful. We ended up seeing a little black bear and turned around.

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Sid Ruth
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Was a fun hike... the waterfall was worth it and the trail is easy/moderate.. I would recommend getting in early (we started at about 8:30 a.m. and had the place to ourselves). On the way out, it filled up fast! (This was Good Friday)

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Tara Boehm
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The falls are a lot bigger than appear from the parking lot- truly stunning! If you want to avoid the crowds in the valley but still want the waterfall experience, this is a great hike!! I would say this is more easy moderate.

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Shannon Ratliff
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Stunning views, fun trail, lots of water all along the trail. We left before lunch and it wasn’t that busy most of the hike.

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Emil Mindov
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lots of people. waterfall at the end. that sums it up

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Jose Avila
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This is an amazing day hike trail

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Charmaine Tejada
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Cat Cole
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Gorgeous. Very awesome in spring; was there on a sunny Saturday at 9a no body else then came the masses by 12p. Very crowded. Lots of wet spots but so worth it. Waterfalls were awesome. The reservoir views are incredible.

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Jim Curry
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Thanks so

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Natasha Evans
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Morgan Giarusso
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Trail was absolutely beautiful! Well groomed, great views the entire time, multiple waterfalls and cool spots to explore along the way. Not too strenuous, had some up and downs but mainly flat. Waterfall was awesome!!

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