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Hiking & Walking: California > Yosemite National Park

Quick Facts

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
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Changing Yosemite Trail
Yes
ICON Plant Identification Changing Yosemite Trail
Yes
ICON Viewing Interpretive Signs Changing Yosemite Trail
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Changing Yosemite Trail
Yes



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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