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)
Reopens on March 24 at 5 pm with three single-lane sections controlled by traffic lights.
No stopping or parking between southern park boundary and Wawona.


El Portal Road (continuation of Highway 140 from Merced)


Big Oak Flat Road (continuation of Highway 120 from Manteca)
One single-lane section is controlled by traffic lights. Use caution.


Yosemite Valley Roads


Hetch Hetchy Road
When open, hours are 8 am to 5 pm.


Tioga Road (continuation of Highway 120 through the park)


Badger Pass Road
Glacier Point Road is closed for the season beyond Badger Pass.


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

Prescribed fires and pile burning are planned for this spring, which may cause smoky conditions at times, mainly in Yosemite Valley, Wawona, and Crane Flat areas. 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: None
    First-come, first-served: None

    Closed: Lower Pines, North Pines, Upper Pines (tentatively reopens April 5), Camp 4 (tentatively reopens March 27)

  • Outside Yosemite Valley:

    Closed: Wawona (reopens April 10), Hodgdon Meadow (reopens April 10), Bridalveil Creek, Crane Flat, Tamarack Flat, White Wolf, Yosemite Creek, Porcupine Flat, and Tuolumne Meadows

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

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

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).

While several miles of paved pedestrian paths in Yosemite Valley are plowed, all hiking trails are covered in snow. Wear waterproof boots and traction devices as even plowed paths can be icy. Hiking on snow-covered trails is not recommended.

Stay away from all rivers and creeks, which are running high and with snowbanks that may collapse.

Yosemite Valley Area

  • The Lower Yosemite Fall loop trail is open, however off-trail areas remain closed. Please remain on the trail.
  • The Mist Trail from its junction with the John Muir Trail above Vernal Fall footbridge to the top of Vernal Fall is closed due to icy conditions. The John Muir Trail between Clark Point and Panorama Trail junction (near the top of Nevada Fall) is closed due to dangerously icy conditions. It is possible to hike to the tops of Vernal and Nevada Falls via the winter route, although these may also be snowy and/or icy.
  • The Four Mile Trail is closed.
  • The boulders around the base of Lower Yosemite Fall (the off-trail area between the footbridge/viewing area and the waterfall) is closed.
  • The trail to Bridalveil Fall is closed due to the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Project until summer 2023.
  • The Half Dome cables are down for the season. They are usually available for use starting Memorial Day weekend in May. A permit is required to hike to the top of Half Dome when the cables are up.

Wawona and Mariposa Grove Area

  • The trail from the Mariposa Grove toward Wawona is closed. The western portion of the Perimeter Trail (from the Galen Clark Tree to near the Grizzly Giant Loop Trail) is also closed. Please stay on trails: hazards may exist off trail in the Mariposa Grove. View a map for details. The Washburn Trail reopened on August 18.

Crane Flat to Tuolumne Meadows Area

  • Soda Springs Road and Lembert Dome picnic area are closed.
  • Elizabeth Lake Trailhead (in Tuolumne Medows 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: March 24, 2023

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