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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)
No stopping or parking between southern park boundary and Wawona.

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
When open, hours are 8 am to 5 pm.

Open

Tioga Road (continuation of Highway 120 through the park)

Closed

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

Open

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).

Closed

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 winter, which may cause smoky conditions at times, mainly in Yosemite Valley, Wawona, and Crane Flat areas. Burn piles are planned for February 6–10 near Yosemite Village, east of The Ahwahnee, Foresta, and south of Wawona. Yosemite 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, Camp 4 (reservations required February 1–28)
    First-come, first-served: None

    Closed: Lower Pines, North Pines

  • Outside Yosemite Valley:

    Open: Reservations required: Wawona, Hodgdon Meadow (reservations required February 1–28 for both)
    First-come, first served: None

    Closed: 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 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 Lower Yosemite Fall loop trail is mostly closed due to hazardous conditions. On the western side of the loop, it is possible to walk partway toward Lower Yosemite Fall (with a view of the falls).
  • 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.

Glacier Point Area

  • The Glacier Point Road, including land and trails adjacent to the Glacier Point Road (within 100 feet from centerline on both sides of the road) are closed. (The Pohono Trail remains open, including where it crosses Glacier Point Road just above Glacier Point. This is the only exception for trails crossing the road.)
  • Camping is prohibited at Glacier Point (and anywhere else within four trail miles of Glacier Point or within one mile of the road).

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

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

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: February 3, 2023

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