As with most national
parks, pets have limited access within Yosemite National park. Pets
are not allowed on unpaved or poorly paved trails, in wilderness
areas including hiking trails, or on shuttle buses.
However, there are still several nice areas to walk with your
pooch and still be able to see many of the sights and points of
interest. In general dogs are not allowed on unpaved trails, but
this park does make the following exceptions. Dogs are allowed on
the Meadow Loop and Four Mile fire roads in Wawona. They are also
allowed on the Carlon Road and on the Old Big Oak Flat Road between
Hodgdon Meadow and Hazel Green Creek. Dogs must be on a 6 foot or
less leash and attended at all times. People must also clean up
after their pets.
For a detailed map of Yosemite, visit their web site at http://www.nps.gov/yose/pphtml/maps.html.
The green dots show the paved trails. Dogs are allowed in developed
areas and on fully paved trails, which include approximately 2 miles
of paved trails in Yosemite Valley. From these trails you can view
El Capitan, Half Dome and Yosemite Falls. You can also take the
.5 mile paved trail right up to the base of Bridalveil Fall which
is a 620 foot year round waterfall.
140, El Portal, CA 95318
Phone: 209-379-2339 Fax: 209-379-2275
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