5 Wheelchair Accessible Stops at Yosemit ...

5 Wheelchair Accessible Stops at Yosemite National Park

Feb 19, 2024

Are you ready to explore the most popular wheelchair-friendly trails in Yosemite National Park?!

Yosemite is absolutely breathtaking to see, even if you are just driving through. But if you have the opportunity to get out and explore. I would highly recommend it!

Lower Yosemite Falls

Lower Yosemite Falls is a short 1.2-mile loop trail with about a 4 ft wide fully accessible path paved to the viewing point. I was questioning whether it was worth it or not because I never know if the view will be as spectacular as what others can see, but it truly was. The non-accessible route to the main viewing point is also still possible IF you have someone help pushing you. The last leg of the hike is pretty steep so I wouldn't try to do it independently. Either way, do the Lower Yosemite Fallas accessible hike! The views are amazing!

*There is a free wheelchair accessible shuttle available at shuttle stop #6 as well as wheelchair accessible bathrooms at the trailhead.

Tunnel View

Tunnel View is definitely a huge tourist trap, although the whole park is, Tunnel View is right off of the main road so everyone was stopping there and as many wheelchair users know, people can be very inconsiderate sometimes. It was absolutely worth the stop, and a must stop for first time visitors, but good luck finding accessible parking and fighting the crowd! The earlier you get there, the better! There is no hiking required at this stop, so this is perfect for those wanting quick views.

Sentinel Meadow Cook's Meadow Loop Trail

Yosemite Meadows Loop Trail is lovely! We saw a bear before we stopped, and I was really hoping to see another on our stroll! (Although I squealed really loud because it was my first time seeing a bear outside a zoo, it probably wouldn't have liked me.) It is so peaceful crossing the bridge and staring into the river. Be careful because I almost face planted onto the bridge from my front casters getting stuck on the bridge boards. I'm really clumsy in general and definitely push my limits, so just laugh at my humor. This is a 2-mile loop trail, about 5ft wide, and it will take about 40 minutes to complete. Some wheelchair users may require assistance during the steeper parts of this trail.

*There are at least 4 wheelchair accessible parking spots at this trailhead.

Tenya Lake

Tenya Lake is my personal favorite. The water was absolutely beautiful, and so clear I could stare at it for hours. There were picnic tables, and you could just sit and smell the pine tree while looking at the most incredible views. That is just pure peace in my opinion! The east end of Tenya Lake has accessible parking spaces and an accessible path that leads to the beauty of Tenya Lake. This location was far less crowded as it was quite a way into the park. If you are looking for a calm and peaceful place to have a picnic, head here!

*Many paths here are dirt/gravel.

Everyone deserves the opportunity to have a peaceful getaway. Please feel free to follow me for more information on accessible travel and let me know if you have any questions!

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