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Curry Village Closed

The Curry Village Area of Yosemite National Park is closed until further notice due to the GeoTest Fire. For more information, please visit Yosemite National Park's Current Conditions page.

Jul 27, 2023

Happy Isles Trailhead

Trailhead4,037 ftPet friendly - NoAccessibility - No37.73206, -119.55804

The trailhead is on the far eastern edge of Yosemite Valley and provides access to two parallel trails on either side of the Merced River - the John Muir Trail and the Stock Trail. Three extremely popular waterfalls are also accessible from here: Vernal Fall, Silver Apron, and Nevada Fall.

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Coordinates: 37.7353509, -119.5664978

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How to get there?

Though there's no parking allowed at the trailhead, there is Yosemite Valley Trailhead Parking half a mile from it, as well as the Yosemite Village and Curry Village parking lots (3 miles and a mile from the trailhead, respectively). You can also use the free-of-charge Yosemite Valley Shuttle Bus and get off at Stop #16.

Contact information (Address, phone, etc)

Yosemite Valley Wilderness Center

Yosemite National Park Road

Yosemite Valley, CA 95389

Phone: (209) 372-0200 

Office Hours: Daily, 8 AM - 5 PM

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Facilities and Services

The trailhead features composting toilets and potable water.

Though there's no parking allowed at the trailhead, there is Yosemite Valley Trailhead Parking half a mile from it, as well as the Yosemite Village and Curry Village parking lots (3 miles and a mile from the trailhead, respectively). 

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