Restore Legendary Valley Trails - 2014

Restore Legendary Valley Trails - 2014

In 2014, trail crews helped restore trails around Vernal Fall by installing sustainable surface materials and completing new stonework.

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 completed important restoration projects on the trails around Vernal Fall. They installed a safe, sustainable surface material on the section of the John Muir Trail that leads to the top of the waterfall, and built new stone steps and walls along the Mist Trail from the top of the fall to Silver Apron. Restored trails keep hikers safe and provide a gateway to spectacular experiences while protecting the surrounding habitat.

Your support helps ensure that these legendary Valley trails provide safe, enjoyable hiking experiences for visitors, while preserving Yosemite’s natural resources.

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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