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Restoring hundreds of miles of trails in Yosemite, from the Valley to the remote wilderness.

Yosemite’s vast trail network covers hundreds of miles and leads up mountain slopes and along rivers, through forests and to waterfall spray zones. Your support can fund projects to keep trails throughout the park in top shape, including by repairing damage and preventing erosion.

Current Projects

California Conservation Corps
Improve trails in Yosemite Valley, the Hetch Hetchy area and the Yosemite Wilderness, while providing young adults from the California Conservation Corps with hands-on experience, employment and education.
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Half Dome Corridor Restoration
Complete major planning and design work for a multiyear overhaul of the legendary, heavily used hiking area between Happy Isles and Half Dome.
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Tenaya Lake Loop Trail
Complete some of the final elements of the pedestrian loop around Tenaya Lake by building boardwalks, a bridge and a new section of trail near Murphy Creek, on the lake’s northern shore.
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Yosemite Valley Trails
Repair seasonal damage from rockfalls, storms and downed trees to ensure visitors can enjoy safe, high-quality hiking on popular Valley trails.
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The Restoration of Bridalveil Fall
Enhancing the visitor experience at Bridalveil Fall.
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The trail restoration projects our donors support in Yosemite help improve hiking experiences: Crews repair trails damaged by rockfalls, winter storms and other natural events; fix switchbacks, smooth out surfaces and build sturdy stone steps to help hikers traverse steep, rough terrain; and add drainage features or boardwalks to keep water from soaking the trail. Restoring trails also protects ecosystem health, by reducing erosion, helping water reach surrounding habitat, and encouraging hikers to stay on designated paths instead of inadvertently trampling soil, plants and tree roots.

Explore our iconic and past projects to see how donors have made a difference for trails all over the park, from high country destinations such as Gaylor Lakes and Mount Dana to Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove.

Areas of Focus

Thanks to supporters, we’ve provided over $140 million to Yosemite for more than 700 completed projects. Donor gifts help improve trails, restore habitat, protect wildlife, inspire the next generation of nature-lovers and more. Explore our funding areas to see current and past projects.