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.

Click below to view the full lineup of 2023 Outdoor Adventures. As with all Conservancy programs, your participation helps support important work in Yosemite.

2023 Schedule

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.


Upcoming Events

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Yosemite Field School: Bird-Banding

Ackerson Meadow
Program Overview: Begin this multi-day adventure with a day of birding in Yosemite’s Hodgdon Meadow area with a naturalist guide.
06/08/2023 - 06/10/2023
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Backpack & Paint: Hetch Hetchy

May Lake
Come with us on a Hetch Hetchy art backpack trip! On this three-day, two-night backpacking trip, you will learn to
06/22/2023 - 06/25/2023
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Workshop: Yosemite Miwok-Paiute Basketry #1

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Julia Parker spent more than 60 years working as a cultural demonstrator in Yosemite National Park, educating visitors
06/23/2023 - 06/25/2023
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Yosemite Rx: Forest Bathing by Day, Dine & Full Moon Hike by Night

Taft Point
Yosemite Rx: Forest Bathing by Day, Dine & Full Moon Hike by Night Program Overview: Experience Yosemite with all five
07/02/2023 - 07/03/2023
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Women’s Backpack: Alder Creek

Alder Creek
Program Overview:  This trip offers an unforgettable Yosemite adventure in a less-traveled part of Yosemite’s Wilderness! Join a group of
07/06/2023 - 07/09/2023
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Overnight Family Camping Trip

Yosemite Valley
Overnight Family Camping Trip Program Overview: This family-oriented program is welcome to participants of all ages and will have you
07/07/2023 - 07/08/2023
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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 Josh Helling
Enjoy nights under the stars on backpacking trips.
by Jenna Moynier
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.


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

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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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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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