Explore the most popular trail running trails near Long Barn with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

2 days ago

Well I know there is a debate on whether or not you can/should drive up to the trail head and you could if you go slow but I wouldn’t recommend it, unless you like to bottom your car out when hitting pot holes and large rocks. I have a Honda Civic and parked in a small lot right before it turns into a dirt road and hopped in my friends huge truck to get there.

But! The hike was amazing and we did it for a sunset hike because the views where incredible once you hit the top part of the incline! We didn’t reach the lake because we found the perfect spot to watch the sun set (approximately 1.75-2 miles from the trail head) see pictures

hiking
15 days ago

Don’t listen to the Prius guy below. The road is rough at parts but DEFINITELY drivable, you just have to go slow...like every other car. I even saw a few Prius’ (is Prii the plural

Rancheria Falls was our destination from the dam. It was a beautiful trail had we not had extreme heat. We found various mileage resources that differed. Fitbit tracked this as 15 miles. It took much longer than anticipated but the falls were beautiful. Disappointed that there were no points of entry to water at any of the fall areas as it was needed in the heat. Mark this as a long difficult trail in summer.

Great rugged easy to intermediate river trail. Easy to find your own private beach by the water. Also great for wildflowers, birding, camping, backpacking, and bouldering.

backpacking
28 days ago

Really nice hike, not too rough. There was still a lot of snow on the trail, but not so much that we couldn't get through it. It was really chilly at night. In the middle of the summer it'll be perfect for swimming. Definitely will return!

1 month ago

Don’t attempt In a Prius. Unpaved road was too rough and Couldn’t get to the hike.

backpacking
1 month ago

Wonderful first backpacking spot for the kids. Lots of folks out on Labor day weekend, but not so many it wasn't fun.

Did this as an out and back long day hike. Great falls and views along the way. On warm/hot days be prepared for many exposed areas and bring lots of water. Completely worth the effort.

First hike...amazing views ...well worth the trip

our very first hike in 2004 to mark 1 year breast cancer free took awhile but i finished great day

Amazing first backpacking trip. From the backpackers parking lot to camp we logged about 7mi, so round trip including waterfall exploring was about 15mi. If the falls are raging, as they were on May 5th, you might lose some bug repellant crossing Wampama and mosquitos seemed to be the worst in the mile or two following. Despite other descriptions I've seen, there is no signage indicating the falls or camp is coming up. Rocks create a fork toward the sites after the first cascade you see. There were about 10-12 spots with fire pits. The highest site is closest to the first cascade and would be ideal to watch the sunset.

Great Hike. Completed this weekend. Amazing views of waterfalls and cascades. A few good spots to relax, grab a bite and enjoy the view.

5/5/18 Beautiful trail, nicely graded. Would be HOT later in the summer.

Great hike for backpacking or just a day trek. We did a one night backpacking trip and were in awe the entire time. I would describe the trail as moderate with a pack and easy without one. There were quite a few felled trees which were difficult to navigate under with a full pack. Very moderate elevation gain and beautiful waterfalls almost every mile. Plenty of shade cover and well marked trail. The cascades at the top were well worth it!

Great Family Hike to waterfalls with 2 kids (10 and 7).
Easy to moderate hiking

stunning in the winter!

Not an easy trail.
Even if your in the middle of the worst drought in twenty years bring your rain gear!
The camp site was great and there were lots of places to have a safe fire when I went.
The tail starts off easy, but got progressively more difficult the farther I continued. I was with a big group and there were plenty of areas for everyone to explore and have an amazing time.
The way out was a lot easier than the way in.
You can meet a lot of really fun and interesting people who love the outdoors as much as you do.

Beautiful easy hike.

did this early December, beautiful!

backpacking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Be aware gate at the fire road entrance was closed and locked. Over 5 mile hike to get to the trails head . Not bad but not what I had time for today. Disappointing.

11 months ago

Lovely lake and stunning views from burst rock along the way

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful hike. Easy to get to the higher elevation and continue on to Powell lake.

hiking
11 months ago

Killer views only 1/2 mile or so in that just keep going as you hike along the ridge top. The lake was nice and serene, though a bit marshy around the edges. We reached the lake about noon and there were plenty of mosquitos about. Awesome mellow hike

11 months ago

Absolutely breathtaking!

backpacking
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

We get there in the middle of summer on July 6, 2017 right after Tioga Rd 120 was opened. Unexpectedly for people from the Bay area Toulomne pass was covered by snow... and we did not have an ice drill for fishing in the lakes...

backpacking
Monday, July 10, 2017

A must for Yosemite. Your feet are going to get wet, deal with it.

backpacking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Did this hike 3 years ago and it was wonderful! Planned on hiking it again but found that the Wapama Falls bridge was said to be closed because of the increased amount of water flowing over it? Reading through the recent comments, seems like Rancheria Falls was hiked to and camped only a couple days ago and that people just had to get a little wet from the over-spill of water on the bridge. I don't mind that as long as the bridge is intact. Has anyone just recently crossed the bridge..Could someone please post an updated pic of the bridge - is it cross-able? TY :)

We backpacked and camped at Rancheria falls campground (permit required) and the entire experience was fabulous. We had the top of the falls all to ourselves watching the sunset. We left our tent and packs behind the next day and hiked to the Tilltill valley- over 50 different types of wildflowers and gorgeous scenery along the low traffic trail. The third day we headed back and saw a bear along the trail! Wampana falls was crashing over the first bridge making for some excitement. Crowds pick up between the Dam and wampana falls but still not as crowded as the valley. Overall a great experience

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

The best part was running through the Wapama Falls.

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