• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    National Park California

Current Conditions

View of Yosemite Falls
Current view of Yosemite Falls
(Yosemite Conservancy webcam)
 
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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)

Open

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

Open

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

Open

Hetch Hetchy Road
(open 8 am to 5 pm)

Open

Mariposa Grove Road

Open
Glacier Point Road
Closed
Tioga Road
(continuation of Highway 120 through the park)
(Information about Highway 120 outside Yosemite)
Expect delays in 2015.
Closed
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Seasonal Information

 

Lodging & Other Concessions

In Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Lodge, Curry Village, and The Ahwahnee are open; Housekeeping Camp is closed for the season. Outside of Yosemite Valley; White Wolf Lodge and Tuolumne Meadows Lodge are closed for the season. Wawona Hotel is closed for the season, except it will reopen December 19 and close on January 4.

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

Campgrounds

  • Yosemite Valley:
    Open:
    Reservations required: None
    First-come, first served: Upper Pines, Camp 4

    Closed: Lower Pines and North Pines

  • Outside Yosemite Valley:
    Open:
    Reservations required: None
    First-come, first served: Hodgdon Meadow and Wawona (1st loop only)

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

  • Check today's campground availability by calling 209/372-0266.

  • View estimated opening and closing dates in 2015 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).

  • The Four Mile Trail, Mist Trail (along Vernal Fall), and John Muir Trail (between Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall) are closed due to snow and ice. The winter route should be used to access Vernal and Nevada Falls. These closures are anticipated to be in effect until the spring.
  • The following trails are closed due to the Meadow Fire: John Muir Trail between the Clouds Rest Junction and Sunrise High Sierra Camp, and other trails in the Sunrise Creek area. Additionally, the trails to Clouds Rest and along the Merced River east of Little Yosemite Valley are open only to day use (no camping).View a map showing all the closures.
  • 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.)
Climbing closures are in effect on several routes each year from March 1 through Aug. 1 to protect peregrine falcons.

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