facebook
twitter
search
search

Heavy Yosemite rockfall closes popular hiking trail

Around 16,000 tons fell from a cliff face in the Hetch Hetchy area of the park.
By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |   April 8, 2014 at 7:18 PM

YOSEMITE, Calif., April 8 (UPI) -- A popular hiking trail in Yosemite National Park has closed due to a heavy pileup of boulders and rock.

The National Park Service said Monday that 16,000 tons of rock debris broke off from a cliff.

The rockfall destroyed about 400 feet of the Rancheria Falls Trail east of Wapama Falls in the Hetch Hetchy area of the park, though no one was injured.

That part of the trail is closed until further notice.

[NPS]

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Putin reassures PM Alexis Tsipras after 'no' referendum vote in Greece
South Korea rescues 5 North Korean sailors
F-16, Cessna planes collide mid-air in South Carolina
Donald Trump deletes retweet about Jeb Bush's wife
Starbucks hikes prices on popular coffee drinks