2014 Road Projects
A road rehabilitation project is in progress on the Tioga Road from Crane Flat To White Wolf. The project is scheduled to conclude in November 2015. Delays will be possible each week, 24 hours per day, beginning Sunday at 11 pm through Friday at 4:30 pm. Additionally, the Tuolumne Grove parking area will be closed for three weeks in October 2014. All campgrounds and other services along the Tioga Road will be accessible.
Delays Sunday night through Friday afternoon
The specific work includes accessibility improvements, repairing or replacing existing failed curbs, subgrade repairs, culvert improvements and grinding up and repaving the existing roadway.
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias - Parking AreaThe parking area at the Tuolumne Grove will be closed seven days a week while improvements are made to the trailhead and adjacent parking lot. The Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias will remain open, with limited parking available at the Crane Flat Gas Station and other road turnouts. This project is expected to be completed in May, 2015.
2015-2016 ProjectsThe Mariposa Grove Road will be temporarily closed to vehicle and foot traffic, and the Lower Mariposa Grove will be temporarily closed to all use, tentatively beginning May or June 2015. During this time, trails to the Upper Mariposa Grove may also close periodically, depending on construction or restoration work. The Big Trees Tram Tour will cease operation permanently in November 2014. Shuttle service from Wawona to Mariposa Grove will not operate in 2015 or 2016. The entire Mariposa Grove will tentatively reopen in November 2016. More information
To find out more information about the current status of all park roads, call the park information line at
209/372-0200 (then press 1, and 1 again).
Did You Know?
The indigenous people of Yosemite Valley have used fire as a tool for thousands of years. Fire was used to encourage the growth of plants used for basket making and to promote the growth of the black oak--a sun loving species--and a staple food source for American Indians from this region.