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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)
Expect 10-minute delays, Monday–Friday, 7 am–5 pm through Decemember 31

Open

El Portal Road (continuation of Highway 140 from Merced)

Open

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

Open

Yosemite Valley Roads

Open

Hetch Hetchy Road
Open 8 am to 5 pm

Open

Tioga Road (continuation of Highway 120 through the park)
Temporarily closed due to snow
No overnight parking anywhere on the road or adjacent parking lots

Closed

Glacier Point Road
No overnight parking anywhere on the road or adjacent parking lots

Open

Mariposa Grove Road
When open (typically, spring–fall), road is open only to vehicles displaying disability placards. All others must cycle or hike to the grove from Mariposa Grove Welcome Center (near South Entrance).

Open

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Seasonal Information

 

Fire & Smoke

Yosemite air quality may be affected by fires elsewhere in the region or by prescribed fire in Yosemite; hazy or smoky conditions are possible. Prescribed burns and pile burning are planned for this fall and winter, mainly in Yosemite Valley and Crane Flat.

Prescribed burning will take place in Yosemite Valley from November 3 - 10, 2021 if conditions are favorable. View More Data
 

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: None

    Closed: Wawona, Hodgdon Meadow, 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 2022 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 Merced Grove is closed until the end of November while crews remove hazardous fuel loads within the grove.
  • The Valley Loop Trail from just west of El Capitan crossover to Four Mile Trailhead is closed due to a prescribed burn.
  • Soda Springs Road and Lembert Dome picnic area are closed.
  • The area between White Wolf and Lukens Lake, as well as the trails between White Wolf and Tioga Road via Lukens Lake, and the trail from near Yosemite Creek to near Harden Lake, are closed due to a fire.
  • The trail between Lake Vernon and Tiltill Valley (and area north of that) is closed due to a fire.
  • The boulders around the base of Lower Yosemite Fall (the off-trail area between the footbridge/viewing area and the waterfall) is closed.
  • The road to the Crane Flat helibase is closed.
  • The trail to Bridalveil Fall is closed due to the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Project.
  • The Half Dome cables are down for the season. They normally go up the Friday before Memorial Day weeked in late May, conditions permitting. 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. Additionally, a free wilderness climbing permit is required for all overnight big wall climbs.

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 1, 2021

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