Hetch Hetchy reservoir ride.
Hetch Hetchy reservoir ride. 162 miles out and back.
Leaving the fairgrounds, you’ll head north on hwy 49 to hwy 132 where you will climb up over Priest Grade and head east on hwy 120, passing through Big Oak Flat, Harden Flat and Rush Creek. At mile 71 You’ll turn left onto Evergreen road which takes you to Mather. From there you turn right onto Hetch Hetchy road which will take you to the Yosemite park entrance (fee or pass required) and out to the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir at mile 87. Take the time to cross the dam and take a tour through the Cave, It’s amazing this year. Heading back, you will retrace your steps and as Cherry Lake road is closed due to a slide, you’ll need to go back out on Evergreen road. On the return at mile 96 you’ll encounter the Evergreen Lodge, which has a general store and a dining room which serves lunch daily from 12 till 3 PM. It’s a bit on the pricey side but the food is great and it’s a fabulous place to hang out. From there you’ll backtrack your way down Evergreen road, turning back onto hwy 120. Just passed Buck Meadows You’ll turn left onto Smith Station Road, hwy132 which will take you back to Highway 49 at Coulterville where you will head south and back to the fairgrounds. There are stores, restaurants and services all along the route. This is an all-day ride, so leave early if you plan to get back before dark.