Get a firsthand look at how Yosemite transforms during the quiet winter months during a personalized half- or full-day outing with one of our naturalists on our custom winter adventures. As you hike or snowshoe, look for and learn about signs of the season, such as frazil ice, snow-topped trees and tiny tracks leading to the subnivean zone.

In addition to enjoying a personalized adventure, you’ll be supporting Yosemite! As with all Conservancy programs, participation in our Custom Adventures helps fund important work in the park.

Sample Programs

Choose one of the programs below, or create your own!

  • Snowshoeing: Learn basic techniques on an easy walk, explore a giant sequoia grove, or challenge yourself on a trek to Dewey Point for a breathtaking view from the south rim of Yosemite Valley. Snowshoes are provided.
  • Winter hiking: Take to the trails for a winter wander — no snowshoes needed. Follow your guide to views of seasonal scenery, explore winter ecology and learn key tips for hiking in cold weather.

If you have a route in mind or want to brainstorm itinerary ideas with our team, contact us!