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Need help with the location of these lesser known spots

Heading east on Rt 120 towards Yosemite from Groveland, where will I find the following and which will I come to first:

Rainbow Falls

Evergreen Rd turn-off to Hetch Hetchy

Crane Flat Fire Lookout

Cascades Vista

Thanks in advance for your help. We will be traveling on Memorial Day from our hotel in Groveland to Hetch Hetchy and then to our lodging at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls.

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1. Re: Need help with the location of these lesser known spots

No guarantees but here's a map that will help. http://goo.gl/maps/QJ3hl

The tricky part will be the turnoff to Rainbow Pools as it is unsigned and I'm not 100% Google Maps has it right so you should check with the front desk for exact directions.

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2. Re: Need help with the location of these lesser known spots

Thank you. There is also a cascades vista from El Portal Rd. I'm wondering if this is just a different vantage point for the same falls.

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3. Re: Need help with the location of these lesser known spots

Here's some info on Rainbow Pools.

sierranevadageotourism.org/content/rainbow-f…

The water will be too cold in late May so the pools should not be very crowded.

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4. Re: Need help with the location of these lesser known spots

Thank you. The link includes very specific directions on where to turn for the pools.

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5. Re: Need help with the location of these lesser known spots

Rainbow Pools: Once you reach the settlement of Buck Meadows, (11 miles past the town of Groveland) travel another 3 miles and make a right turn off Hwy 120 to Rainbow Pools. The turn is directly before crossing the bridge spanning the Tuolumne River gorge.

Evergreen Rd is on the left when heading East towards the Yosemite Gate approximately 10 miles past the settlement of Buck Meadows. It is 2 miles from the gate to the park.

Crane Flat Lookout Trail: Here's a good link with trailhead info. The lookout gives you a 360 degree view of the park. beaut-tree.net/yosemite-snowshoeing-crane-fl…

Cascades: Here's a good link with directions and photos world-of-waterfalls.com/yosemite-cascade-fal…

Another good website page for the Hetch Hetchy area is: yosemitehikes.com/hetch-hetchy/hetch-hetchy.… The Yosemite Hikes website is a fabulous guide to hiking in the park.

Happy Hiking.

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6. Re: Need help with the location of these lesser known spots

Thanks Everyone for all your help!

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7. Re: Need help with the location of these lesser known spots

The cascades vista on 140 is lower elevation of the same river but i figured you wanted the version on 120. Watch out when you cross it for people crossing the road

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