55° F

Experience Level



1-3 miles/day


4,000 feet.

Registration Fee


Program Overview: The Leave No Trace (LNT) principles encourage everyone to enjoy the outdoors responsibly and ensure the long-term health of the environment wherever you go, whether you’re picnicking in a city park or backpacking in the mountains. During this two-day LNT Trainer Course with an LNT master educator, you’ll hike and camp in Yosemite Valley while learning how to minimize the unintended impacts humans can have on outdoor spaces. Discuss and share LNT practices for planning outdoor activities, hiking, cooking outside, cleaning up a campsite, and more. You’ll have the opportunity to earn your LNT Trainer certification, which qualifies you to lead LNT awareness workshops and educate others about best practices for minimum-footprint outdoor experiences.

Know Before You Go

  • When: Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3, 10 am to around 4 pm each day.
  • Where: Yosemite Valley
  • Registration includes: Two-day LNT Trainer Course, park entry (as needed), and three nights of tent camping at a shared group site in Yosemite Valley (April 1, 2 and 3). There is no discount if you choose not to use the included gate pass or campsite.
  • Lodging: Tent camping (included, dates cannot be adjusted). No additional lodging options have been arranged for this program, but guests are welcome to find their own alternate accommodations if desired.
  • Experience level: No experience necessary!

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COVID-19: We have implemented special safety measures to keep participants and instructors safe during the ongoing pandemic. For example, participants will hike single-file and keep moving to avoid crowding the trail, and instructors will stop to offer interpretation only when there is ample space to stay at least six feet apart. Please review our COVID-19 program procedures for details.