Experience Yosemite with us

What makes Conservancy adventures stand out? We’ve been partnering with the park to offer high-quality programs for decades. Our guides are Sierra Nevada experts dedicated to providing top-notch Yosemite experiences.

  • Custom Adventures: Design a personalized guided outing in the park.
  • Outdoor Adventures: Join us for a group adventure. Scroll down for the full list of 2021 adventures!
  • Naturalist Walks: These one- to two-hour, naturalist-led programs take place Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in Yosemite Valley. Current offerings include Starry Skies, Nature Journaling, Stagecoach Stories, A Stroll Through Time and our Classic Naturalist Walk.
  • Adventure Gift Cards: Give the gift of adventure! Our gift cards are available in any amount and can be redeemed for Custom Adventures and scheduled Outdoor Adventures.

Planning a late spring or summer trip? When Yosemite’s summer 2021 temporary reservation system is in effect (May 21-September 30), your Conservancy program registration (for an Outdoor Adventure*, Custom Adventure or art class) includes park entry for the duration of your program — no separate day-use reservation required! If you plan to visit the park on days other than when your Conservancy program is scheduled, you’ll need to book a separate day-use or overnight reservation (while the system is in place).

*Park entry reservations are not included for naturalist walks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about what to expect from a Conservancy adventure, including answers to common questions, information on our cancellation policy, and more details about difficulty ratings — we call them Experience Levels. As with all Conservancy programs, your participation in our Outdoor and Custom Adventures helps support Yosemite.

FAQs

COVID-19 safety procedures

As always, we’re committed to ensuring the health and safety of our adventure participants and instructors. For all adventure programs, we’re implementing strict safety measures that align with the latest federal, state and local guidelines. At this time, we anticipate that these policies and procedures will remain in place through 2021. If you’re considering joining one of our adventure programs, please read the following information carefully:

COVID-19 Procedures

Upcoming Events

 

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Full Moon Hike: Taft Point (Trip 2)

Taft Point
Program Overview: Spend a moonlit evening at Taft Point, an iconic viewpoint on the south rim of Yosemite Valley. This
09/20/2021
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Workshop: Yosemite Miwok-Paiute Basketry

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Julia Parker spent more than 60 years working as a cultural demonstrator in Yosemite National Park, educating visitors
09/24/2021 - 09/26/2021
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Day Hikes: Big Walls and Boulders

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Curious about the park’s granite walls? Want to spend a beautiful autumn day in Yosemite Valley? This adventure
10/02/2021 - 10/03/2021
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Workshop: Autumn Light Photography

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Whether you’re just getting started with a camera or have lots of experience behind the lens, you’ll find
10/14/2021 - 10/17/2021
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Day Hikes: Historic Roads

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: What was it like to visit Yosemite more than 100 years ago? Find out on this history-themed three-day
10/22/2021 - 10/24/2021
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Day Hike: Woodpeckers and Fire Ecology

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Did you know there are more species of woodpeckers in Yosemite than in any comparable area in the
11/06/2021
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Guides

Meet the people who lead our adventures. When you sign up for an Outdoor or Custom Adventure, you’ll get to explore the park with knowledgeable naturalists and rangers who love sharing their passion for Yosemite.

by Matt McIvor.
Enjoy nights under the stars on backpacking trips.
by Yosemite Conservancy/Nancy Robbins.
Experience Yosemite's winter magic on a guided snowshoe hike.
by Yosemite Conservancy/Keith Walklet.
Learn to capture Yosemite's beauty on camera with guidance from professional photographers.

Testimonials

See what past participants have to say about their Outdoor Adventure experiences.

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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October 13, 2020
Melinda Weir – Outdoor Adventures
“The Outdoor Adventures program was invaluable. As a professional photographer, I appreciated the guide’s knowledge of amazing locations I wouldn’t have found otherwise.”

Melinda Weir

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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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