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Near Groveland in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Trails and Waterfalls

 
 
Trails and Waterfalls image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, June 22, 2007
1. Trails and Waterfalls
Tueeulala and Wapama Falls pictured (Tueeulala was dry on my visit).
Inscription.  Within this 459-square-mile Hetch Hetchy watershed are 287 miles of trails, including a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail. They offer views of an abundance of flora and fauna, along with breathtaking scenery.

Upstream from the dam to your left, depending on the season, you can see the Tueeulala and Wapama falls which plunge more than 1,000 feet from the top of the cliffs into Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. They are fullest from late spring to early or mid summer. Tueeulala, which dries to a trickle in the late summer, is approximately a thirty-minute hike from the dam after you pass through the granite tunnel to your left. Wapama Falls is 2.5 miles farther along the trail.

Rancheria Falls, 5.4 miles from the granite tunnel adjacent to the dam, is an ambitious all-day trip with an overall elevation of 900 feet. This popular trail traverses the granite cliffs above the reservoir and offers beautiful vistas.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
 
Location. 37° 56.859′ N, 119° 47.273′ W. Marker is near
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Groveland, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker can be reached from Hetch Hetchy Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Groveland CA 95321, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. O’Shaughnessy Dam (here, next to this marker); Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and O’Shaughnessy Dam (here, next to this marker); Producing Clean Renewable Energy (here, next to this marker); Water Quality at Hetch Hetchy (here, next to this marker); Hetch Hetchy Railroad (here, next to this marker); John Muir... The Woodcutter (approx. 17.3 miles away); The Ahwahneechee (approx. 17.4 miles away); James Hutchings (approx. 17˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Groveland.
 
Granite Canyon Power Tunnel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, June 22, 2007
2. Granite Canyon Power Tunnel
Wapama Falls image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, June 22, 2007
3. Wapama Falls
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,604 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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