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
This 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).
This 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).
Yosemite trail maps
If 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.
This 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).
This 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).
This 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).
Here’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).
This 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
The 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).
This 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.
From 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.
From 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).
From 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.
From 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
Here’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).
The 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).
This 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).
This 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).
Here’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).
The 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).
This 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
Here’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).
This 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
Here’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).
This 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
Printed 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
This 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 camping maps
This 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).
The 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).
Here’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).
The 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).
The 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).
Here’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).
High Sierra Camp maps
Here’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).
This 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).
Yosemite geologic maps
This 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).
This 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).
Historical Yosemite lodging maps
This 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).
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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