Take Interstate 5 north to Route 99 north – to Fresno. (The left lanes of I-5 become Rte. 99 just before Bakersfield).  In Fresno, exit off 99, taking Highway 41 north – Yosemite. (Follow 41 through Oakhurst all the way to the Southern entrance of the Park).  At the gate, turn left and drive 16 miles (approximately 30 minutes). During this drive you will pass several creek signs.  After the “Rail Creek” sign, continue for another 1.4 miles and you will see the “Yosemite West – Private Development” sign, on the right. Continue 0.1 (1/10) miles and you will see, on your right, a road marker and a “Slippery When Wet” sign directly across from the left turn opening into Yosemite West.  Turn left into Yosemite West (Henness Ridge Road), and then: (see below).


Follow all signs to Yosemite Valley. Follow all signs indicating “Park Exits, Highway 41 – Fresno, Wawona – Glacier Point“. After passing Bridalveil Falls, proceed uphill through the Wawona Tunnel.  Drive another 8 miles (about 1/4 mile past the Glacier Point Road turnoff), to the “Yosemite West – Private Development” sign,  turn right into Yosemite West (Henness Ridge Road), and drive another 0.8 miles to our mailboxes on the right, and then: (see below)

To Yosemite West Condos – drive another 0.8 miles to the mailboxes, on the right, where you make an immediate left turn uphill. Proceed for one block (0.3 miles) uphill to the “Yosemite West Condominium” parking lot.  The first building is the “A” condominiums and the second building, towards the back of the parking lot, is the “B” condominiums.

Don’t forget your groceries!

The last stops for groceries are in Oakhurst (Hwy. 41), Mariposa (Hwy. 140), Oakdale (Hwy. 120 from Modesto) and Lee Vining (Hwy. 120 from the eastern approach to the Park – SUMMER ONLY !!!). There are two small markets approximately 25 minutes travel time from here, but are less reasonable and have a more limited selection.

Please, be sure to call 1-800-427-ROAD (California Roads) and 1-209-372-0200 (Yosemite National Park Roads) for most updated road conditions.


In winter, EVEN WHEN THE ROADS ARE CLEAR AND THE SKIES ARE BLUE, it is mandatory that you carry tire chains in your car, EVEN FOR 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES.  If you do not have them, and you encounter an inspection roadblock, you will be turned back to buy chains before you will be allowed to proceed.  Winter driving restrictions are enforced in Yosemite!