Current Conditions


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

Road Status


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)


El Portal Road (continuation of Highway 140 from Merced)


Big Oak Flat Road (continuation of Highway 120 from Manteca)


Yosemite Valley Roads


Hetch Hetchy Road
When open, hours are 8 am to 7 pm.


Tioga Road (continuation of Highway 120 through the park)


Glacier Point Road
Expect 30-minute delays, Monday through Friday, 6 am to 9 pm.


Mariposa Grove Road
When open, road is open only to vehicles displaying disability placards. All others must use the free shuttle from Mariposa Grove Welcome Plaza (near South Entrance).


Feeling lost? Find driving directions. You can also view a map showing road conditions outside of Yosemite.


Seasonal Information


Fire and Smoke

Yosemite's air quality may be affected by fires elsewhere in the region or by prescribed fire in Yosemite; hazy or smoky conditions are always possible.

Fire and Smoking Restrictions

Current Air Quality in Yosemite Village

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Campground Information

  • Yosemite Valley:

    Open: Reservations required: Upper Pines, Lower Pines, North Pines, Camp 4 (through September 30)
    First-come, first-served: Camp 4 (starting October 1)

    Closed: None.

  • Outside Yosemite Valley:

    Open: Reservations required: Wawona, Hodgdon Meadow, Tamarack Flat, Porcupine Flat
    First-come, first served: First come-first-served camping is not available until late October.
    Closed (and not opening in 2023): Bridalveil Creek, Crane Flat, White Wolf, Yosemite Creek, and Tuolumne Meadows

View estimated opening and closing dates in 2023 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).

Yosemite Valley Area

  • The Mist Trail from the John Muir Trail junction just uphill from the Vernal Fall footbridge to the top of Vernal Fall is closed Mondays through Fridays (except holidays), 7 am to 3:30 pm, through November 2. The trail will usually be open from 3:30 pm to 7 am (there may be some nights when the trail must remain closed). Vernal Fall, Nevada Fall, and beyond are reachable during the closure via the John Muir Trail and Clark Point cutoff trail. This closure is due to trail work. To hike on this trail during a day it is closed, you must be within the closure area by 7 am (you don't need to be all the way through the closure by 7 am).
  • A short section of the Valley Loop Trail at The Ahwahnee is closed due to rockfall risk, although a short detour is available.
  • The trail to Bridalveil Fall is closed due to the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Project until fall 2023.
  • The Half Dome cables are up for the season. A permit is required 24 hours per day to hike to the top of Half Dome when the cables are up.

Crane Flat to Tuolumne Meadows Area

  • Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias is closed through October for biomass removal.
  • Except for trails, the area north and west of North Dome is closed due to a fire. All trails in this area are open, but visitors must remain on trail through the burned area.
  • Elizabeth Lake Trailhead (in Tuolumne Meadows Campground) is closed. Start from the visitor center or Dog Lake parking areas instead.

Climbing Closures

Climbing closures are in effect on several routes each year from March 1 through July 15 to protect peregrine falcons. Additionally, a free wilderness climbing permit is required for all overnight big wall climbs.

More Information Sources

National Weather Service
Weather Forecasts

National Weather Service forecasts for Yosemite

Snowy and cloudy view of Half Dome

View webcams in Yosemite National Park

Graph of streamflow
How High is the River?

View streamflow data for the Merced River in Yosemite Valley

Machine moving dirt in roadbed
Road Work

Before you hit the road, check for current information about road work in Yosemite.

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.


Last updated: September 29, 2023

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