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Current view of Yosemite Falls
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Road Status

Carry tire chains in your car and be prepared to use them (even if your car has four-wheel drive): chains may become mandatory at any time. Drive carefully even when there are no chain requirements: you may encounter icy spots on mostly dry roads.

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

Open

Tioga Road

Continuation of Highway 120 through the park

Closed

El Portal Road

Continuation of Highway 140 from Merced

Open

Badger Pass Road

Glacier Point Road closed beyond Badger Pass

Open

Big Oak Flat Road

Continuation of Highway 120 from Manteca

Open

Mariposa Grove Road

When open (spring–fall), road is open only to vehicles displaying disability placards when shuttles are operating. All others should use free shuttle from Mariposa Grove Welcome Center (near South Entrance).

Closed

Hetch Hetchy Road

Open 8 am to 5 pm

Open

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Seasonal Information

 

Campground Information

  • Yosemite Valley:

    Open: Reservations required: Upper Pines
    First-come, first-served: Camp 4

    Closed: Lower Pines and North Pines

  • Outside Yosemite Valley:

    Open: Reservations required: None
    First-come, first served: Hodgdon Meadow

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

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

View estimated opening and closing dates in 2020 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.

Visit Yosemite Hospitality's website for lodging information (including information about Housekeeping Camp and High Sierra Camps). Reservations are available and recommended up to 366 days in advance.

 

Trails and Wilderness Conditions

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 Mist Trail from its junction with the John Muir Trail above Vernal Fall footbridge to the top of Vernal Fall is closed for the winter. The John Muir Trail between Clark Point and Panorama Trail junction (near the top of Nevada Fall) is also 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 for the season between Union Point and Glacier Point. The lower half of the trail (between Yosemite Valley and Union Point) is open.
  • 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.
  • Due to bear activity along the Snow Creek Trail and the potential for bear/human interactions the area to the south and east of the footbridge is closed to overnight camping and unattended food (even if stored properly). The National Park Service will continue to monitor the bears' activity and will re-open the area to camping as soon as possible. The trails and areas are open to day hiking.
  • 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.

More Information Sources

 
Skier in the shadow of Mounts Lyell and Maclue

Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions

Weekly updates from the Tuolumne Meadows winter rangers (approx. December through April).

Snowplow plowing snow

Tioga & Glacier Point Roads Plowing

Plowing updates from the Tioga and Glacier Point Roads.

Road work ahead sign

Road Work

Current information about road work in Yosemite

National Weather Service

Weather Forecasts

National Weather Service forecasts for Yosemite

Snowy and cloudy view of Half Dome

Webcams

View webcams in Yosemite National Park

Graph of streamflow

How High is the River?

View streamflow data for the Merced River in Yosemite Valley

Last updated: December 13, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Phone:

(209) 372-0200

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