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Yosemite National Park: Hetch Hetchy-Vernon Lake Loop

Enjoy the quiet trails and scenic views of Yosemite Valley’s less-traveled twin on this 28.7-mile overnighter. Early season is marked by waterfalls surging with spring meltoff.

Rating

PERMIT INFO: Backcountry camping permits are required by the Park Service. See nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/feesandreservations.htm for the latest details and prices.

MORE INFO: Yosemite National Park, (209) 372-020; nps.gov/yose/

To Trailhead

CA 120 E to Evergreen Rd.; turn L, follow signs to Mather and Hetch Hetchy Visitor Center. R @ Hetch Hetchy Rd. Continue to entrance station; park in backpacker overnight lot.

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