Yosemite Maps

If you’re looking for a Yosemite map, you’ve come to the right place; currently I’ve collected 69 free Yosemite National Park maps to view and download. (PDF files and external links will open in a new window.) Here you’ll find both summer and winter trail maps, as well as maps from every campground and the overall park brochure maps. You can also browse the best-selling Yosemite maps and guidebooks on Amazon.

Yosemite map from the park brochures

Yosemite National Park map thumbnailThis is the main Yosemite map showing Yosemite trails, roads, campgrounds, and visitor services. Click the image to view a full size JPG (1.9 mb) or download the PDF (11 mb).

Yosemite Valley map thumbnailThis is the Yosemite Valley map showing the developed areas and trails of Yosemite Valley in greater detail. Click the image to view the full size JPG (800 kb) or download the PDF (300 kb).

The full park map and Yosemite Valley map are both available as art poster prints from the NPMaps Yosemite store.

Yosemite trail maps

Purchase trail map from AmazonPurchase trail map from AmazonIf you’re doing Yosemite just by car, the free maps below will be sufficient. If you’re doing a lot of hiking or any overnight trip, you’ll want to purchase a detailed trail map, such as the National Geographic Trails Illustrated map or the fantastic Tom Harrison map.  Neither of these maps is detailed enough for off-trail travel, so you’ll want the large-scale Trails Illustrated four-pack bundle if you’re heading cross-country.

Yosemite Valley hiking map thumbnailThis is the Yosemite Valley trail map, showing the popular Yosemite Valley hikes including Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Vernal Fall, Nevada Fall, and Bridalveil Fall. Click the image to view the full size JPG (700 kb).

Yosemite National Park Glacier Point area hiking map thumbnailThis is the Glacier Point area trail map, showing Glacier Point Road area hiking trails including Sentinel Dome, Taft Point, Dewey Point, and Ostrander Lake. Click the image to view the full size JPG (750 kb).

Yosemite National Park Tuolumne Meadows hiking map thumbnailThis is the Tuolumne Meadows trail map (not to scale), which includes shuttle bus stops, Lembert Dome, and Soda Springs. Click the image to view the full size JPG (200 kb).

Yosemite Hetchy Hetchy trail mapHere’s a Hetch Hetchy trail map, which shows the main trails to the various waterfalls (Wapama, Rancheria), lakes, and peaks. Click the image to view a full size JPG (125 kb).

Yosemite National Park Crane Flat hiking map thumbnailThis is the Crane Flat/White Wolf trail map, featuring hikes off western Tioga Road including North Dome, Tuolumne Grove, Harden Lake, May Lake, and Lukens Lake. Click the image to view the full size JPG (800 kb).

Yosemite National Park Wawona hiking map thumbnailHere’s a Wawona trail map, including the trails in the Wawona area such as Chilnualna Falls, Meadow Loop, and (zoomed out) the Mariposa Grove. Click the image to view a full size JPG (700 kb).

Yosemite National Park Mariposa Grove hiking map thumbnailHere’s a Mariposa Grove trail map, showing trails to the Grizzly Giant, California Tunnel Tree, and more. (The grove is closed for restoration and will reopen in 2017.) Click the image to view a full size GIF (100 kb).

Yosemite trailhead mapThis is the Yosemite wilderness trailhead map, labeling all the trails that are reservable for an overnight wilderness permit (walk-in permits are also available). Click the image to view a full size JPG (2.2 mb).

Yosemite winter maps

Yosemite National Park Crane Flat winter trails map thumbnailThis is the Crane Flat winter trails map, showing the ski and snowshoe trails near Crane Flat on the Big Oak  Flat Road. Click the image to view the full size GIF (350 kb).

Yosemite National Park Mariposa Grove winter trails map thumbnailThis is the Mariposa Grove winter trails map, showing the ski and snowshoe trails in the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias. Click the image to view the full size GIF (200 kb).

Yosemite National Park Badger Pass winter trails map thumbnailThis is the Badger Pass winter trails map, showing the ski and snowshoe trails along the Glacier Point Road accessible from Badger Pass. Click the image to view the full size GIF (600 kb).

Badger Pass mapThe Badger Pass map shows a very general outline of the Badger Pass ski area. If you want a bit more detail on the infrastructure, check out the map below. Click the image to view a full size GIF (60 kb).

Yosemite Badger Pass ski mapThis Badger Pass ski map (aka Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area) shows the chairlifts, ski runs, lodge, and infrastructure at Badger Pass for cross-country & downhill skiing. Click the image to view a full size JPG (1.0 mb).

Yosemite lodging maps

Yosemite is a huge park, with hundreds of lodging options in nearby towns depending on which way you enter the park. Below I’ll summarize the advantages and disadvantages of  staying in each area, including a link to a Hotels.com interactive lodging map for each one that will open in a new window.

Interactive Yosemite Groveland lodging mapFrom the northwest you enter on Highway 120 through the town of Groveland. This area gives you good access to the Hetch Hetchy part of Yosemite and decent access to Tioga Road, although it’ll make for a long drive to see the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias, (check out the smaller Tuolumne Grove instead). Here’s the complete listing for the Groveland area sorted by highest guest rating.

Interactive Yosemite Mariposa lodging mapFrom the west you enter on Highway 140 through the towns of Mariposa and El Portal. While the map to the left centers on Mariposa, you might want to scroll northeast a bit to also bring El Portal into view. Here is a Mariposa lodging list sorted by highest guest rating, or check out the El Portal options instead, which provide much faster access to Yosemite Valley (but at generally a higher price).

Interactive Yosemite Oakhurst lodging mapFrom the south, Highway 41 brings you into Yosemite. The largest concentration of hotels is in Oakhurst, but if you scroll north on the map you’ll also find options in Fish Camp. This area is great for visiting the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias, but makes for a particularly poor choice to visit Tuolumne Meadows and Tioga Road. Here are some text listings for Fish Camp, getting you a bit closer than Oakhurst.

Interactive Yosemite East lodging mapFrom the east, Highway 120 via 395 brings you to Tioga Pass and the park’s east entrance. From near to far, your towns are Lee Vining, June Lake, and Mammoth Lakes – I’ve centered the map to the left on June Lake, so zoom out and scroll to see the other areas. These are great places to stay for seeing Tuolumne Meadows, but are quite far from the other sites of Yosemite. Check out the text listing of eastside lodging options.

Various Yosemite Valley maps

Yosemite Village mapHere’s a Yosemite Village map, showing the main developed area of Yosemite Valley that includes the visitor center, post office, store, and employee housing. Click the image to view a full size GIF (300 kb).

Curry Village mapThis Curry Village map reveals the complex, chaotic nature of the Curry Village (aka “Half Dome Village”) area. You WILL probably get lost! Click the image to view a full size GIF (200 kb).

Yosemite Lodge mapThe Yosemite Lodge map shows the mid-range lodging option in Yosemite Valley – a step up from Curry Village but not the luxury prices of the Ahwahnee (Majestic). Click the image to view a full size GIF (130 kb).

Happy Isles mapThis Happy Isles map includes the Happy Isles Nature Center and the main trails along the Merced River, including the beginning of the Mist Trail and John Muir Trail. Click the image to view a full size GIF (150 kb).

Yosemite National Park Yosemite Valley shuttle bus map thumbnailThis is a Yosemite Valley shuttle bus map. This map shows the year-round route as well as the two summer-only shuttles. Click the image to view a full size JPG (500 kb) or download the PDF (350 kb).

Yosemite parking mapHere’s a Yosemite Valley parking map, showing the various parking areas in Yosemite Valley. Heavy traffic in the summer, so arrive early and use the bus! Click the image to view a full size JPG (150 kb).

Yosemite Valley accessibility mapThis is an accessible Yosemite Valley map, showing the accessible parking areas and trails within Yosemite Valley (suitable for wheelchairs). Click the image to view a full size JPG (140 kb).

Yosemite panorama mapThe Yosemite panorama map shows an artistic representation of Yosemite National Park. This isn’t incredibly useful for planning, but it’s too beautiful not to share. Click the image to view a full size JPG (1.1 mb).

Yosemite Valley cross sectionThis Yosemite Valley cross-section isn’t really a map, but it’s so cool that I had to include it; it shows the width vs. height of Yosemite Valley in three locations. Click the image to view a full size GIF (40 kb).

Tuolumne Meadows maps

Tuolumne Meadows mapHere’s a Tuolumne Meadows map from 2015 that includes shuttle bus stops (summer only). Note that this map isn’t to scale, but is modified for easier reading. Click the image to view a full size JPG (350 kb).

Yosemite Tuolumne Meadows mapThis Tuolumne Meadows map includes topographic lines and is to scale, so you can more accurately judge the distances between places than the map above. Click the image to view a full size GIF (270 kb).

Ahwahnee Hotel maps

Ahwahnee Hotel mapThe simple Ahwahnee map labels the main features of the Ahwahnee Hotel grounds without getting too bogged down in additional detail. Click the image to view a full size GIF (130 kb).

Ahwahnee Hotel mapHere’s an Ahwahnee Hotel map, (temporarily known as the Majestic Yosemite Hotel), showing the grounds and buildings of the complex. Click the image to view a full size GIF (850 kb).

Ahwahnee vista mapHere’s a vista map of the Ahwahnee, showing the location and directions of the various viewpoints toward famous Yosemite features such as Half Dome and Yosemite Falls. Click the image to view a full size GIF (900 kb).

Wawona maps

Yosemite Wawona mapThis Wawona map is from the Yosemite park newspaper and is therefore designed to be simple and easy to read, even if it isn’t quite to scale. Click the image to view a full size JPG (150 kb).

Yosemite Wawona mapThe simple Wawona map shows the entire Wawona area, but in very simple detail – you can view or download more complex ones below. Click the image to view a full size GIF (120 kb).

Yosemite Wawona Hotel mapThe simple Wawona Hotel map provides a nice easy-to-ready overview of the Wawona Hotel grounds; a more detailed one is available immediately below. Click the image to view a full size GIF (130 kb).

Wawona Hotel mapHere’s a Wawona Hotel map, showing a site plan of the Wawona Hotel grounds with a focus on the historic Yosemite National Park features. Click the image to view a full size GIF (1.1 mb).

Yosemite Wawona area mapThis is a Wawona area map, including the Wawona Hotel, golf course, and other historic features along with the dates they were built. Click the image to view a full size GIF (1.3 mb).

Pioneer Yosemite history center mapThis is a Pioneer Yosemite History Center map, showing the historic structures of the village in the Wawona area along the South Fork of the Merced River. Click the image to view a full size JPG (350 kb).

Yosemite map prints and gifts

Yosemite National Park map mugYosemite National Park map posterPrinted high-resolution Yosemite map posters and other products are available at the Yosemite Maps store. For prints, gift ideas, and souvenirs featuring other national parks, support this site and visit the National Park Maps store; you’ll find items to bring on vacation, keep at home for the memories, or give to your park-enthusiast friends and loved ones.

Yosemite picnic maps

Yosemite picnic areas mapThis Yosemite picnic areas map shows all the picnic areas in Yosemite National Park that are not located in Yosemite Valley, which gets a separate map below. Click the image to view a full size GIF (180 kb).

Yosemite Valley picnic area mapHere’s a Yosemite Valley picnic areas map, zooming in Yosemite Valley to show the several picnic areas located in this part of the park. Click the image to view a full size GIF (150 kb).

Yosemite camping maps

Yosemite National Park campground map thumbnailThis is a Yosemite campgrounds map. This map removes extraneous detail so it’s easy to see the campgrounds’ locations. Click the image to view a full size JPG (400 kb) or download the PDF (2.0 mb).

Yosemite Camp 4 mapThe Camp 4 map shows this year-round walk-in campground in Yosemite Valley with shared campsites, especially popular with climbers. Click the image to view a full size GIF (120 kb).

Yosemite Upper Pines Campground mapHere’s an Upper Pines Campground map, showing the largest campground in Yosemite Valley and the only Valley campground besides Camp 4 open all year. Click the image to view a full size GIF (40 kb).

Yosemite Lower Pines Campground mapThis is a Lower Pines Campground map, showing the campground located along the Merced River just north of Curry Village. Click the image to view a full size GIF (30 kb).

Yosemite North Pines Campground mapThe North Pines Campground map shows my favorite campground in Yosemite Valley, smaller and quieter than the others and located along the Merced River. Click the image to view a full size GIF (20 kb).

Yosemite Wawona Campground mapHere’s the Wawona Campground map, showing the year-round campground located in Wawona near the south entrance of Yosemite (and nearest the Mariposa Grove). Click the image to view a full size GIF (90 kb).

Yosemite Hodgdon Meadow Campground mapThe Hodgdon Meadow Campground map shows the year-round campground located inside the northwest entrance where visitors arrive from Highway 120. Click the image to view a full size GIF (50 kb).

Yosemite Tuolumne Meadows Campground mapThe Tuolumne Meadows Campground map shows the enormous campground located near the Tuolumne River and many trailheads along Tioga Road. Click the image to view a full size GIF (130 kb).

Yosemite Crane Flat Campground mapThe Crane Flat Campground map shows this centrally-located campground that provides reasonable access to both Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows. Click the image to view a full size GIF (80 kb).

Yosemite Bridalveil Creek Campground mapThe Bridalveil Creek Campground map focuses on the only campground located along the Glacier Point Road, where it will be cooler and quieter than Yosemite Valley. Click the image to view a full size GIF (40 kb).

Yosemite Tamarack Flat Campground mapThe Tamarack Flat Campground map shows the first-come first-served campground along Tioga Road located nearer to Yosemite Valley than the two campgrounds following. Click the image to view a full size GIF (40 kb).

Yosemite White Wolf Campground mapThe White Wolf Campground map shows this campground located nearby the White Wolf Lodge, located off a spur road north of Tioga Road. Click the image to view a full size GIF (40 kb).

Yosemite Creek Campground mapHere’s a Yosemite Creek Campground map, showing this campground located at the end of an unpaved road that provides a quiet, relaxed camping experience. Click the image to view a full size GIF (50 kb).

Yosemite Porcupine Flat Campground mapThis Porcupine Flat Campground map shows the basic self-service campground located right alongside Tioga Road near Tuolumne Meadows. Click the image to view a full size GIF (70 kb).

High Sierra Camp maps

Tuolumne Meadows Lodge mapHere’s a Tuolumne Meadows Lodge map – the lodge doubles as both a High Sierra Camp as well as a lodge, so you’ll see it’s a bit bigger than the others below. Click the image to view a full size GIF (80 kb).

Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp mapThis Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp map shows the northernmost camp, nestled along the Tuolumne River just before it enters the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne. Click the image to view a full size GIF (90 kb).

May Lake High Sierra Camp mapThe May Lake High Sierra Camp map shows the easily-accessible camp right along the shores of May Lake – just a short walk from the parking area. Click the image to view a full size GIF (40 kb).

Sunrise High Sierra Camp mapHere’s a Sunrise High Sierra Camp map, showing the camp located midway between May Lake and Merced Lake camps. Click the image to view a full size GIF (100 kb).

Merced Lake High Sierra Camp mapThis Merced Lake High Sierra Camp map lays out the camp lowest in elevation and nearest to Yosemite Valley (and furthest from Tioga Road). Click the image to view a full size GIF (60 kb).

Vogelsang High Sierra Camp mapThe Vogelsang High Sierra Camp map shows the highest of the camps, located along Fletcher Creek nearby beautiful alpine meadows. Click the image to view a full size GIF (40 kb).

Yosemite geologic maps

Yosemite geologic mapThis Yosemite geologic map covers the entire national park, displaying different granites and rock types underlyingTuolumne Meadows, Yosemite Valley, and the entire park. Click the image to view a full size JPG (7.4 mb).

Yosemite Valley geologic mapHere’s a Yosemite Valley geologic map, zooming in on the incredibly dramatic, in-your-face geology of formations such as Half Dome and El Capitan. Click the image to view a full size JPG (2.5 mb).

Yosemite Valley post-glacial geologic mapThis is a post-glacial geologic map of Yosemite Valley, featuring the more recent deposits and rock types that make up much of Yosemite Valley’s surface. Click the image to view a full size JPG (2.6 mb).

Yosemite Valley glacial mapThe glacial extent of Yosemite Valley map focuses on the most recent glaciations and maps the features and evidence they left behind. Click the image to view a full size JPG (2.1 mb).

Yosemite rockfall mapHere’s a (large!) Yosemite Valley rockfall map, indicating the type of rockfall as well as location and known date of each one in Yosemite Valley. Click the image to view a full size GIF (7.5 mb).

Yosemite Valley recent rockfall mapThis recent Yosemite rockfall map, showing the location and approximate size of each rockfall in Yosemite Valley from 1857 to 2011. Click the image to view a full size JPG (100 kb).

Historical Yosemite lodging maps

Historic Curry Village mapThis historic Curry Village map shows the layout of Curry Village – then known as Camp Curry – as it was in 1925. Check out the croquet and tennis courts! Click the image to view a full size JPG (500 kb).

Ahwahnee Hotel map (1925-1942)This 1925-1942 Ahwahnee map shows the hotel’s early days, back when it still included a 9-hole golf course and badminton court on its grounds. Click the image to view a full size GIF (350 kb).

Ahwahnee Hotel map (1943-1945)The 1943-1945 Ahwahnee map includes the additions built by the United States Navy when they took it over during World War II. Click the image to view a full size GIF (350 kb).

Yosemite Wawona map (1876-1912)The 1876-1912 Wawona map shows the earliest days of the Wawona area, from even before it was a part of Yosemite National Park. Click the image to view a full size GIF (1.2 mb).

Yosemite Wawona map (1913-1927)This 1913-1927 Wawona map shows some new features that weren’t present on the earlier map, including the Wawona golf course. Click the image to view a full size GIF (1.4 mb).

Yosemite Wawona map (1928-1939)Here’s a 1928-1939 Wawona map, where the Wawona grounds really start gaining a resemblance to the layout of the location today. Click the image to view a full size GIF (1.4 mb).

…and more!

Please note: starting March 2016, the National Park Service renamed some locations in the park pending the settlement of a trademark lawsuit. This page and these maps continue to refer to the traditional names, as the site author has faith that the name change will only be temporary.

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