Discover the awe-inspiring wonders of Yosemite’s natural and cultural history with our expert instructors.  Conservancy Naturalists bring an unparalleled depth of knowledge to every experience. Programs range from Yosemite Field School offering that take a deep dive with an National Park Service expert to learn about the current research happening in Yosemite right now to Overnight Under the Perseid Meteor Shower focused on learning about the night sky from your sleeping bag.   Our goal for each trip is to make your visit an educational and unforgettable adventure.

For those with a genuine need of financial assistance to enable their participation in an Outdoor Adventure, follow this link for a secondary, Outdoor Adventure Scholarship Form.

Yosemite Conservancy programs come with a day-use reservation in 2024! When you book an Outdoor Adventure or Custom Adventure program with our expert naturalists and guides, you’re not only helping to protect and preserve the park, you’ll also receive a gate pass that will serve as your reservation for entry into the park* (for the dates of your program only).

* Naturalist Walks or Explore Yosemite’s Night Sky programs do not include a gate pass.

Learn more about Yosemite reservations in 2024 here.

Upcoming Adventures

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Day Hike: Wildflowers on the Merced #1

El Portal
Program Overview: Celebrate spring in the Sierra Nevada on a guided day hike just outside Yosemite Valley! On this one-day
03/24/2024
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Day Hike: Wildflowers on the Merced #2

El Portal
Program Overview: Celebrate spring in the Sierra Nevada on a guided day hike just outside Yosemite Valley! On this one-day
04/02/2024
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Yosemite Field School: Yosemite Valley Geology

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Yosemite Valley’s remarkable rock formations are among the park’s most recognizable features. On this guided adventure, explore the
04/19/2024
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Testimonials

What’s it like to go on a tailored Yosemite outing with an expert? Here’s what past Custom Adventure participants are saying.

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August 7, 2019
Outdoor Adventures 3
“The perfectly paced snowshoe hike was good for all the different fitness levels within the group. Our guide, Dick, had awesome stories and was incredibly knowledgeable and entertaining.”

Ellen Crocker

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August 7, 2019
Outdoor Adventures 1 – Yaitza Green
“This was my first time visiting Yosemite. Being able to be part of a hiking group, have a guide and, on top of that, learn some good history was like a dream come true. This program was amazing!”

Yaitza Green

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March 25, 2021
Susan Andros – Outdoor Adventures
"Andrea was SO knowledgeable. She introduced us to trails that we did not know about — though we have been (to Yosemite) many times, it was amazing to learn of other hikes at very convenient locations."

Susan Andros

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