If you’re looking for a Yosemite map, you’ve come to the right place; currently I’ve collected 73 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 maps from the park brochures
This is the main Yosemite park 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 Glacier Point area trail map (750 kb), showing Glacier Point Road area hiking trails including Sentinel Dome, Taft Point, Dewey Point, and Ostrander Lake. (Sentinel Dome and Taft Point are my favorites.)
Here’s a Hetch Hetchy trail map (120 kb), which shows the main trails to the various waterfalls (Wapama, Rancheria), lakes, and peaks. The trail along the reservoir is mostly flat – the others involve more elevation.
Here’s a Mariposa Grove trail map (100 kb), showing trails to the Grizzly Giant, California Tunnel Tree, and more. (The Mariposa Grove is currently closed for restoration and will reopen later in 2017.)
Various Yosemite Valley maps
Here’s a Yosemite Village map (300 kb), showing the main developed area of Yosemite Valley that includes the visitor center, post office, wilderenss center, Ansel Adams Gallery, village store, and housing.
This Curry Village map (200 kb) reveals the complex, chaotic nature of the Curry Village (aka “Half Dome Village”) area. You WILL probably get lost, but that’s OK – that’s really the best way to learn.
The Yosemite Lodge map (130 kb) shows the mid-range lodging option in Yosemite Valley – a step up from Curry Village but not the luxury prices of the Ahwahnee. This is your closest lodging option to Yosemite Falls.
This Happy Isles map (150 kb) 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. Enjoy the lack of cars here!
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).
This is an accessible Yosemite Valley map (150 kb), showing the accessible parking areas and trails within Yosemite Valley (suitable for wheelchairs). You need a blue placard to park in the accessible spots.
This Yosemite Valley cross-section (40 kb) 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 with north/south cross-sections in three locations.
Tuolumne Meadows maps
Here’s a Tuolumne Meadows map (350 kb) from 2015 that includes shuttle bus stops (summer only). Note that this map isn’t to scale, but is modified for easier reading – it’s originally from the park newspaper.
Ahwahnee Hotel maps
This Wawona map (150 kb) 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. The maps below are to scale if you need that accuracy.
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 links to Hotels.com interactive lodging maps on the right.
From the northwest you enter on Highway 120 through the Big Oak Flat entrance. 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 Expedia’s top-rated Big Oak Flat entrance lodging (and Hotels.com’s) to compare reviews and photos.
From the west you enter on Highway 140 through the towns of Mariposa and El Portal. While the map to the right centers on Mariposa, you can scroll northeast a bit to also bring El Portal into view. Here’s Expedia’s top Mariposa lodging (and Hotels.com’s) which has the most options. Or check out the top El Portal lodging, which provides much faster access to Yosemite Valley (but at generally a higher price with less selection).
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 Expedia’s top south entrance lodging (and Hotels.com’s) to find the best fit for you.
From the east, Highway 120 via 395 brings you to Tioga Pass — Yosemite’s east entrance. From near to far, your towns are Lee Vining, June Lake, and Mammoth Lakes. I’ve centered this map on June Lake, so zoom out and scroll to view other areas. These are great places to stay to see Tuolumne Meadows, but are quite far from Yosemite Valley. Browse Expedia’s east entrance lodging (or Hotels.com’s) to find your best fit.
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).
Here’s an Upper Pines Campground map (40 kb), showing the largest campground in Yosemite Valley and the only Valley campground besides Camp 4 open all year. (It’ll be very chilly in the winter, however!)
Here’s a Yosemite Creek Campground map (50 kb), showing this campground located at the end of an unpaved road that provides a quiet, relaxed camping experience. Be prepared for a drive to Yosemite Valley!
Yosemite picnic maps
Yosemite winter maps
This Crane Flat winter trails map (350 kb) shows the ski and snowshoe trails near Crane Flat on the Big Oak Flat Road. Check out the Tuolumne Grove to see sequoias surrounded by snow, without the summer crowds.
This is the Mariposa Grove winter trails map (200 kb), showing the ski and snowshoe trails in the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias. It also labels the main trees and features. (The grove reopens in 2017.)
This is the Badger Pass winter trails map (600 kb), showing the ski and snowshoe trails along the Glacier Point Road accessible from Badger Pass. Check out Dewey Point for views, or stick to the groomed road to learn.
The Badger Pass map (60 kb) shows a very general outline of the Badger Pass ski area, including lifts, lodge, and parking. If you want a bit more detail on the infrastructure, check out the map below.
Other Yosemite maps
High Sierra Camp maps
The May Lake High Sierra Camp map (40 kb) shows the easily-accessible camp right along the shores of May Lake – just a short walk from the parking area. This makes for a great place to explore Mount Hoffmann.
Yosemite geologic maps
This Yosemite geologic map (7.4 mb) covers the entire national park, displaying different granites and rock types underlying Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite Valley, and this whole section of the Sierra Nevada.
This is a post-glacial geologic map of Yosemite Valley (2.6 mb), featuring the more recent surficial deposits (not bedrock) that make up much of Yosemite Valley’s surface. If you want bedrock, see the previous map.
Here’s a (large!) Yosemite Valley rockfall map (7.5 mb), indicating the type of rockfall as well as location and known date of each one in Yosemite Valley. Rockfalls tend to be common in spring and winter.
Historical Yosemite lodging maps
The 1876-1912 Wawona map (1.2 mb) shows the earliest days of the Wawona area, from even before it was a part of Yosemite National Park. Can you imagine stopping in here on your multi-day wagon journey
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.
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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