Current Conditions

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Road Status

Carry tire chains in your car and be prepared to use them (even if you have four-wheel drive): chains may become mandatory at any time. Find out more about tire chains...

Call 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1) for the most up-to-date conditions (the information below only reflects planned or long-term closures).

Wawona Road
(continuation of Highway 41 from Fresno)
(Information about Highway 41 outside Yosemite)


Big Oak Flat Road
(continuation of Hwy 120 from Manteca into Yosemite Valley)
(Information about Highway 120 outside Yosemite)


El Portal Road
(continuation of Highway 140 from Merced)
(Information about Highway 140 outside Yosemite)


Hetch Hetchy Road
Open 8 am to 5 pm


Mariposa Grove Road
The Mariposa Grove is closed until spring 2017
Glacier Point Road
No overnight parking
Tioga Road
(continuation of Highway 120 through the park)
(Information about Highway 120 outside Yosemite)
No overnight parking (including parking lots)
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Seasonal Information



In Yosemite Valley, Curry Village, Yosemite Lodge, and The Ahwahnee are open. Outside of Yosemite Valley, the Wawona Hotel is open. Housekeeping Camp, Tuolumne Meadows Lodge, and White Wolf Lodge are closed for the season.

Reservations are available up to 366 days in advance. Visit Delaware North at Yosemite's website for more information.


  • Yosemite Valley:
    Reservations required: Upper Pines
    First-come, first served: Camp 4

    Closed: Lower Pines and North Pines

  • Outside Yosemite Valley:
    Reservations required: None
    First-come, first served: Wawona (A loop only), Hodgdon Meadow
    50% reservations/50% first-come, first-served: None.

    Crane Flat, Tamarack Flat, White Wolf, Yosemite Creek, Porcupine Flat, Tuolumne Meadows, and Bridalveil Creek

  • Check today's campground availability.

  • View estimated opening and closing dates in 2016 for all campgrounds.

Reservations are available up to five months in advance and are strongly recommended. If you don't have a reservation, get details about camping without a reservation.

Trails and Wilderness

Trails in Yosemite may be closed when there are hidden hazards or when they are impassable due to rock fall, snow, ice, or fire. Open trails aren't necessarily free of hazards--by entering the wilderness, you assume responsibility for your safety and must use good judgment. Trails not listed below are open, but may be snowy and very difficult to find from about November through May/June (and may have other hazards).

  • Trail crews will be performing blasting operations in the Mirror Lake and Happy Isles areas December 1-3, 2015. Be prepared for trail closures in the Mirror Lake area.
  • The Mist Trail from its junction with the John Muir Trail above Vernal Fall footbridge to the top of Vernal Fall and the John Muir Trail from Clark Point to near the top of Nevada Fall are closed for the winter. It is possible to hike to the top of Vernal and Nevada Falls using still-open sections of trail, however, conditions may be snowy and/or icy.
  • The Four Mile Trail is closed between Union Point to Glacier Point. The trail is open to hike from Yosemite Valley to near Union Point.
  • The trail to Rancheria Falls is open to foot traffic (but not stock) beyond Wapama Fall (due to a rockfall).
  • The Half Dome cables are down for the season. (A permit is required to hike to the top of Half Dome when the cables are up.)
  • No other trails are closed.
Climbing closures are in effect on several routes each year from March 1 through July 15 to protect peregrine falcons.

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