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)
Three single-lane sections are controlled by traffic lights. Use caution.
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)
Closed due to road failure west of Crane Flat until June 10. No access from outside the park to Yosemite Valley; use Highways 140 or 41. Access is possible from Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.
One single-lane section is controlled by traffic lights. Use caution.


Yosemite Valley Roads


Hetch Hetchy Road
When open, hours are 7 am to 9 pm.


Tioga Road (continuation of Highway 120 through the park)
Tioga Road will open later than usual this year due to heavy snowpack.


Glacier Point Road
Glacier Point Road will open no earlier than July, probably later, due to heavy snow and construction.


Mariposa Grove Road
Mariposa Grove shuttle service will begin June 9.
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. Prescribed fire is planned for the Mariposa Grove the week of May 28.

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
    First-come, first-served: First come-first-served camping is not available until October.

    Closed: None.

  • Outside Yosemite Valley:

    Open: Reservations required: Wawona, Hodgdon Meadow
    First-come, first served: First come-first-served camping is not available until October.
    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).

Stay away from all rivers and creeks, which are running high and (at higher elevations) 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 Four Mile Trail is closed from just below Union Point to Glacier Point due to dangerously snowy and icy conditions.
  • The Mist Trail from the John Muir Trail junction just uphill from the Vernal Fall footbridge to the top of Vernal Fall will be closed Mondays through Thursdays from 7 am to 3:30 pm from July 10 through November 2 (dates subject to change). The trail will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and 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.
  • The John Muir Trail is closed between Clark Point and Panorama Trail junction (near the top of Nevada Fall) because the trail is unstable and may fail. Do not enter this area. It is possible to hike to the top of Nevada Fall via the Mist Trail.
  • The trail to the top of Snow Creek from east of Mirror Lake is closed due to a rockfall. (Trails to and around Mirror Lake are open.)
  • The trail to Bridalveil Fall is closed due to the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Project until fall 2023.
  • The Half Dome cables are down for the season. They are usually available for use starting Memorial Day weekend in May, but will go up late this year due to snow. All permits have been cancelled through June 8. In previous years with heavy snow (but less than this year), the cables went up in mid- to late June. A permit is required to hike to the top of Half Dome when the cables are up.

Wawona and Mariposa Grove Area

  • In the Mariposa Grove, western sections of the Perimeter Trail, the Grizzly Giant Loop Trail west of the California Tunnel Tree to the Perimeter Trail, including the majority of the trails west of the Mariposa Grove Trail, with the exception of the arrival area and the Grizzly Giant Tree area, are closed due to a prescribed fire. It is possible to hike from the arrival area to the Grizzly Giant and California Tree, and then onward via the eastern Perimeter Trail. Visitors are advised that conditions may be smoky uphill of the Grizzly Giant. View a map for details.
  • The area between the Mariposa Grove and Wawona, including the trail from the Mariposa Grove toward Wawona, is closed for a prescribed fire.

Crane Flat to Tuolumne Meadows Area

  • Elizabeth Lake Trailhead (in Tuolumne Meadows Campground) is closed. Start from the visitor center or Dog Lake parking areas instead (once Tioga Road reopens in summer).

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: June 1, 2023

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