Winter transforms Yosemite’s familiar landscapes; exploring in winter is like finding a whole new park. But winter is less forgiving for the wilderness traveler, and some extra precautions are in order.
Weather: Winter in Yosemite is snowy and cold, though sunny and chilly days are not uncommon.
Yosemite Valley & Wawona (4,000 ft / 1,200 m): 53°F (12°C) / 28°F (-2°C)
Rivers & Waterfalls: Water levels tend to be low, but once some snow and rain have fallen, Yosemite Falls begins flowing again (though not at springtime levels).
Mileage: 12-14 Miles Round Trip
Trip Elevation Gain: 800 -1000 Ft
Max Elevation :7993′
Min Elevation: 6696′
Location: Yosemite Ski Lodge (Badger Ski)
Trail Head: Yosemite Wilderness
Type: In and out
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