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
Expect 15-minute delays, Mondays through Fridays, 6 am to 4 pm west of El Capitan.


Hetch Hetchy Road
Open sunrise to sunset


Tioga Road (continuation of Highway 120 through the park)


Glacier Point Road


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 & Parking), which operates approximately late May through November..Mariposa Grove shuttle starts May 25.


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


Current Roadwork


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


Campground Information

Camping and sleeping in a vehicle is only allowed in campsites you are registered to stay in. If campgrounds are full, you must find a campground elsewhere to stay in. If all open campgrounds in the park are full, you must leave the park to camp or sleep in your vehicle.

  • Yosemite Valley:

    Open: Reservation required: Upper Pines, North Pines, Lower Pines, and Camp 4

    Closed: None

  • Outside Yosemite Valley:

    Open: Reservation required: Wawona, Hodgdon Meadow, Crane Flat, Porcupine Flat
    Closed: Bridalveil Creek, Tamarack Flat (not opening in 2024), White Wolf (not opening in 2024), Yosemite Creek (not opening in 2024), and Tuolumne Meadows (not opening in 2024)

View estimated opening and closing dates in 2024 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 rockfall, 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 its junction with the John Muir Trail (above Vernal Fall footbridge) to the top of Vernal Fall will be closed to entry Mondays through Thursdays from 7 am to 3:30 pm from July through October (dates and times subject to change). The trail will be open Fridays through Sundays and on holidays. The trail should normally be open from 3:30 pm to 7 am but it may occasionally need to remain closed overnight for safety reasons. The John Muir Trail is an alternate route to the top of Vernal Fall. The closure is due to trail work.
  • A short section of the Valley Loop Trail at The Ahwahnee is closed due to rockfall risk, although a short detour is available.
  • The Half Dome cables are up for the season; they are planned to remain in place through October 15. A permit is required to hike to the top of Half Dome when the cables are up.

Crane Flat to Tuolumne Meadows Area

  • Merced Grove will be closed starting July 8 for tree work/biomass removal. The closure is expected to last about two months.
  • 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: July 18, 2024

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