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)
Feeling lost? Find driving directions. You can also view a map showing road conditions outside of Yosemite.
Fire and Smoke
Some small fires in the park may cause smoky conditions at times. 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
Check today's campground availability by calling 209/372-0266.
View estimated opening and closing dates in 2022 for all campgrounds.
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 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 trail may occasionally need to remain closed overnight for safety reasons without notice.
Vernal and Nevada Fall will remain accessible via a detour. The John Muir Trail will remain open, providing access (via the Clark Point cutoff trail) to Vernal Fall and via either the upper portion of the Mist Trail or the John Muir Trail to Nevada Fall.
Wawona and Mariposa Grove Area
Glacier Point Area
Crane Flat to Tuolumne Meadows Area
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
Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions
Weekly updates from the Tuolumne Meadows winter rangers (approx. December through April).
Last updated: September 24, 2022