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1-3 miles/day


4,800-6,000 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 and backpacking trip with an LNT master educator, you’ll hike and camp in the Yosemite backcountry 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 1 at 12 pm to Saturday, April 2 at around 4 pm
  • Where: Wawona area
  • Registration includes: Two-day LNT Trainer Course, park entry (as needed), and two nights of tent camping at a shared group site (March 31 and April 2). There is no discount if you choose not to use the included gate pass or campsite.
  • Lodging: Tent camping (included, dates cannot be adjusted) or upgrade to Curry Village (available March 31 and April 2) for an additional fee.
  • 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. Please review our COVID-19 procedures for details.