Yosemite Valley trails are some of the most popular in the park. They offer visitors a way to experience many iconic landmarks, like Yosemite Falls, up close. Many of these trails have been in place since the early 1900’s and reflect the beautiful craftsmanship of dry stone masonry techniques of that era.
Building on Past Trail Successes
Funding trail repair is an important part of Yosemite Conservancy’s work, and we have completed many ambitious trail projects to date. In 2011, we will be restoring several historic trails, including upper Yosemite Falls Trail, the Four Mile Trail, Tenaya Zig Zags and the Mist Trail. The East Valley Loop Trail, funded by The Campaign for Yosemite Trails, will see trail repair on sections near The Ahwahnee and Lower Yosemite Falls.
In popular locations like Yosemite Valley restored trails are particularly crucial to protecting fragile habitat. Well maintained trails keep hikers safe and on trails, preventing erosion and the creation of social paths throughout the landscape.
This year, trail projects will include extensive work on retaining walls and habitat restoration to previous social trails.
Together we are building the best trails for you and for Yosemite.