Restore Legendary Valley Trails

Yosemite Valley trails are some of the most popular in the park, and heavy use is contributing to their degradation. The Conservancy continues to fund work to restore and improve the condition of Yosemite’s most treasured, high-profile trails, including the Valley Loop Trail, Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls trails, Four Mile Trail and Snow Creek Trail.

In 2014, trail crews will help complete restoration of the Valley Loop Trail, from Camp 4 to the south side of the Swinging Bridge, to bring this trail up to wheelchair-accessible standards. Crews are using sustainable materials to create a well-defined, accessible path to allow all visitors to easily navigate the trail. Restored trails keep hikers safe and minimize tripping and falling hazards, while providing a gateway to spectacular views.

With your help, legendary Valley trails and their visitors will be protected, and youth will form a deeper connection to the resources of Yosemite.

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Project Notes

Some sections of these legendary trails are well more than 100 years old. By reconstructing these trails in a similar manner to their original construction, we enable visitors to hike along trails that are strikingly similar to what it was like when visiting the park in the early 1900s.

Dave Kari
Trails Supervisor
Yosemite National Park