Trail Updates : We are not responsible if conditions are not as described. We do our best to be accurate, but conditions change constantly.
Please send us an email if you ride. We will post trail conditions.
Please let us know if you come across any ground bee nests and their location so we can warn other riders.
Yosemite's Trail Crews clear all the trails for hikers and horseback riders
Our many thanks go out to the trail crews in Yosemite. Without these crews, the trails that we love would be impossible to ride. Some of the trees that fall can be 4 - 5 feet in diameter. The crews are sometimes out for 8 days at time clearing the trails.
During the Mariposa Grove restoration project, the only trail open is the Outer Loop trail which is shown in blue. The trail to Wawona Point IS NOT open. Please do not stray from the Outer Loop trail. The trail to Biledo Meadow begins on the Outer Loop close to the "Fallen Tunnel Tree".
Map of Open Portion of Outer Loop Trail
Please send us an email if you ride any of the trails listed below. We'll post the conditions for all to use. Thank you!
Bass Lake:Logging is going on, affecting the lower single track trails by Spring Cove Campground. You may see trucks dumping logs at the various dump sites. Things are changing daily and trees are beginning to fall, so be prepared.
Bass Lake Vista: Clear
Cowboy Trail: Clear
Fish Camp Loop - Pack station's 2 hour loop is clear. Goat Meadow is boggy. June 15
Kelty Meadow - Clear
Nelder Grove - Behind the Bull Buck tree is a mess. Trees down everywhere.
Snow Play - Roads are ok, but the trails have downed trees. Goat Meadow is too boggy to cross. Single track trails leading to Mariposa Grove are ok with a few minor go arounds. June 13
Long Meadow Loop -I understand this is clear but has snow drifts.
Old Railroad Grade -
Grey's - Soquel Loop - Creeks were too fast to cross June 8
Texas Flat - California Meadow Loop -California Meadow is rideable.
Old Grand Dad Loop - I understand there are downed trees
Mariposa Grove/Wawona Point from Snow Play Area - Outer Loop is clear. Wawona Point is off limits.
Biledo Meadow from Snow Play Area - Not cleared as of June 15
Wawona Meadow Loop - Clear Wawona - Mt. Savage -Clear
Chilnualna Falls -Trails office says it is cleared.
Yosemite Valley -
Dewey Point -
Glacier Point -
Taft Point -
Nevada Falls -
Ostrander Lake -
Wawona Point from Wawona -Cleared to the Grove. Point is off limits.
Alder Creek Falls - Deer Camp from Wawona -Trails office says it is cleared to the Deer Camp Trailhead.
Deer Camp from Bridalveil -
Tuolumne Meadows -
Young Lakes -
Glen Aulin -
Elizabeth Lake -
Dog Lake -
Lyell Canyon -
Spillway Lake -
Chiquito Lake -
Jackass Lake -
Granite Creek Trails -
Brown's Creek -
Peckinpah Overook -
White's Cabin -
We hope this information is accurate and helpful. Please send us an email if you ride any of these trails so that we can keep the information up to date. You can email us @ email@example.com. Thank you & happy trails!
WARNING: The Spring Cove trail and especially the trail to Goat Mt. have been used almost exclusively by mountain bike riders for years. The trail is narrow, has steep drop offs and many blind curves. The bikers haul down those trails and are not prepared for horses. This trail is dangerous and should never be used on the weekends. It's a beautiful trail, but you are taking a risk using it. An accident on this trail would be a serious one. Please! if you park at the launch ramp, leave the area clean! There is a lot of poison oak on this trail and areas where it is almost impossible to avoid.
These are mainly fall thru spring rides:
Hensley Lake -
Eastman Lake -
Buchannan Road - Great winter ride. Park either by the cemetery or at the community park. Leave it spotless! If you park by the rec center, be aware that you will pass homes. One has dogs that come out barking. There are others with sheep, goats and sometimes a llama. There is a ranch with mini's and occasionally you will run into them pulling a cart.
San Joaquin River Gorge (Squaw Leap) - If anyone rides the trails, please let us know the conditions and we will post. Thank you.
Woodward Park - This is a very nice winter ride. We pass the mobile home park, ride under Hwy 41 and take the trail above the river until it ends. Nice 3+ hour ride.
Cowboy Trail (Cheppo Saddle) - This is another ride that can be done if there has not been snow below 4000 feet. The first hour is uphill and can be really slippery after a rain. It's not the best ride, but certainly an option.
Central Camp Road - Nice winter ride if no snow below 4000 feet. Trails are used by mountain bikers, so beware. They are very slippery when wet.
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Please check with Ranger Stations for current conditions
Eastman Lake Ranger Station - 559 689-3255
Hensley Lake Ranger Station - 559 673-5151
San Joaquin River Gorge BLM - Ranger Station 559 297-0706 Wawona Ranger Station - 209 375-9520 Yosemite Trails Office - 209 372-0576 Yosemite Corrals Office - 209 372-0524 Tuolumne Trails Office - 209 742-8901 http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/wildcond.htm - this is a very interesting page on the yosemite web site. It has a lot of valuable information, but is not updated on a regular basis.