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Experience Level

Moderate

Hiking

6-7 miles

Elevation

6,200–6,600 feet.

Registration Fee

$99

Program Overview: Enjoy a winter day in beautiful, quiet northwestern Yosemite. Depending on conditions, you’ll either snowshoe or hike among the towering giant sequoias in Tuolumne Grove. As you explore, you’ll learn about nature and human history, look for signs of the diverse animals that rely on this special ecosystem, including owls, fishers and deer, and enjoy the quiet that descends on the forest in winter.

After a wander among the giants, you’ll head up to nearby Crane Flat Lookout, where you can take in panoramic views of the park and learn about the historic two-story fire tower.

Know Before You Go

  • When: Saturday, February 6, 9 am to around 4 pm.
  • Where: Tuolumne Grove and Crane Flat
  • Registration includes: Guided day program, park entry (as needed), snowshoe rental (as needed), and three nights of tent camping at a shared group site in Yosemite Valley (February 5, 6 and 7). There is no discount if you choose not to use the included gate pass, snowshoes or campsite.
  • Lodging options: Tent camping (included), or upgrade to Yosemite Valley Lodge for an additional fee. Camping and lodging dates cannot be adjusted. The upgrade option expires 30 days before the program.
  • Experience level: No experience necessary!

View a suggested packing list.

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 procedures for details.