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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)
Yosemite Valley road work:
October 27 and 28, El Capitan Crossover will be closed from 8 am to 6 pm. This is the road that connects Northside and Southside Drives just east of El Capitan. A detour is available.

Wawona Road

Continuation of Highway 41 from Fresno

Reservation required to drive into the park

Expect delays from 7 am to 6 pm, Monday–Friday, with four-hour closures Oct 29 through Nov 18, 8 am to noon and 1 to 5 pm)

Open

Tioga Road

Continuation of Highway 120 through the park

Reservation required to drive through the park
No overnight parking anywhere between Crane Flat and Tioga Pass

Open

El Portal Road

Continuation of Highway 140 from Merced

Reservation required to drive into the park

Open

Glacier Point Road

Reservation required to drive into the park
No overnight parking

Open

Big Oak Flat Road

Continuation of Highway 120 from Manteca

Reservation required to drive into the park

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).

Reservation required to drive into the park

Open

Hetch Hetchy Road

Normally open 8 am to 5 pm

Open

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Seasonal Information

 

Campground Information

  • Yosemite Valley:

    Closed: Camp 4, Lower Pines, North Pines

    Open: Reservations required: Upper Pines
    First-come, first-served: None
  • Outside Yosemite Valley:

    Open: Reservations required: None
    First-come, first served: None

    Closed: Hodgdon Meadow, Wawona, 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 2020 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 Mist Trail from its junction with the John Muir Trail (just above Vernal Fall footbridge) to the top of Vernal Fall is closed Monday–Friday, 7 am to 4 pm, for trail work (the trail may occasionally be closed overnight). Use the John Muir Trail for access to Vernal and Nevada Falls (and beyond).
  • Due to the Blue Jay Fire, the following trails are closed (see all closures):
    • Trail from Lukens Lake trailhead to Yosemite Creek
    • Yosemite Creek trail.
    • Lukens Lake trail (north of Tioga Road).
    • Ten Lakes trail to the Lukens Lake Junction (first junction north of Tioga road)
    • Middle Fork Tuolumne River trail between Ten lakes and Lukens Lake trails
  • The trail to Bridalveil Fall is closed due to the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Project.
  • The Half Dome cables are down for the season. 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.

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: October 26, 2020

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