Current Conditions

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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)

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 sunrise to sunset (closed when it is snowing or snow is forecast overnight; call number above for updates).

Call

Tioga Road (continuation of Highway 120 through the park)
Closed for the season due to snow

Closed

Badger Pass Road closed due to high winds
Glacier Point Road 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 & Parking, which operates approximately mid-April through November..

Closed

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

 

Seasonal Information

 

Fire and Smoke

Pile burning is possible this fall and winter and planned for the week of February 26 in Wawona. 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
    First-come, first-served: Camp 4

    Closed: Lower Pines, North Pines

  • Outside Yosemite Valley:

    Open: Reservation required: None
    First-come, first served: Wawona, Hodgdon Meadow
    Closed: Bridalveil Creek, Crane Flat, Tamarack Flat, White Wolf, Yosemite Creek, Porcupine Flat, and Tuolumne Meadows

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

  • A short section of the Valley Loop Trail at The Ahwahnee is closed due to rockfall risk, although a short detour is available.
  • The trail below the Vernal Fall footbridge is closed due to a rockfall. A detour is available, although expect temporary closures from February 25 through March 2: follow posted signs from the Happy Isles shuttle stop (#16). When the trail reopens, the following seasonal closures will remain in effect: 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 due to hazardous conditions near Union Point (about halfway up) with no access to Glacier Point.
  • 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.

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.

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 26, 2024

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