Yosemite Rock Slide Closes Popular Trail

Apr 8, 2014 3:38 PM

Officials at Yosemite National Park say a massive amount of rock has fallen from a cliff, closing a popular hiking trail.
The National Park Service said nobody was hurt when the 16,000 tons of rock fell 500 feet from a cliff near Hetch Hetchy Reservoir … on March 31st.
Many boulders tumbled into the water.
Officials say the rock crashed down from a cliff east of Wapama Fall and broke into numerous boulders, crushing trees and sending up a small dust cloud.
Some 400 feet of the Rancheria Falls Trail were destroyed and park staff says it will remain closed for now.
Park officials say hikers can still get to Wapama Falls starting at O'Shaughnessy Dam.


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