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Changing Yosemite Trail

Beginning Elevation: 3,980 Feet (1240.6 Meters) Valley Visitor Center
Difficulty: Easy
Ending Elevation: 3,980 Feet (1240.6 Meters) Valley Visitor Center
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Length, One-way: 1.0 Mile (1.6 Kilometers)
Usage: Heavy
Vehicle Accessibility: Shuttle Bus This site is most easily accessed via the free shuttle.

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General Description

The Changing Yosemite is a one-mile trail that begins in front of the Visitor Center, near shuttle bus stop #6. It winds through a nearby meadow and explores the changes that have led to the Yosemite we experience today. A booklet is available at the trailhead, and large-print materials are available for the visually impaired at the Visitor Center. This trail is accessible to individuals using wheelchairs.

Directions from Arch Rock Entrance: Travel eastward into the Yosemite Valley, 11.5 miles to the Curry Village day-use area. Park your car and take the shuttle to stop number 6, the Valley Visitor Center. The trail begins in front of the visitor center.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round (NOTE: Snow may cover the trail during the Late Fall, Winter and Early Spring months.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Geology Changing Yosemite Trail
ICON Hiking & Walking Changing Yosemite Trail
ICON Plant Identification Changing Yosemite Trail
ICON Viewing Interpretive Signs Changing Yosemite Trail
ICON Viewing Scenery Changing Yosemite Trail

Related Activities
Miwok in Yosemite Trail - This trail leads around a reconstructed Miwok-Piaute Indian Village. A booklet provides interpretive information.

Valley Visitor Center - This site provides exhibits and audiovisual programs about the natural and cultural history of the park.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Yosemite National Park, P.O. Box 577 , Yosemite, CA, 95389, Phone: 209-372-0200, Fax: 209-372-0220, TTY: 209-372-4726


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