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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

CCC: Restore Merced Watershed Trails – 2020
Restore trails in the Valley and southern wilderness with support from California Conservation Corps members (ages 18–25), who spend a season learning and working with NPS crews.
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CCC: Restore Tuolumne Watershed Trails – 2020
Improve trails in the Hetch Hetchy area and northern wilderness, while providing young adults from the California Conservation Corps with hands-on experience, employment and education.
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Restore Legendary Valley Trails – 2020
Ensure Yosemite Valley’s popular, historic trails are ready for the busy hiking season by repairing storm and rockfall damage, improving tread, and more.
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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 $130 million to Yosemite for more than 680 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.