From casual day hikes to challenging backpacking trips, we offer expert-led adventures year-round for every itinerary and experience level. Learn from naturalists and rangers as you enjoy the Sierra’s seasonal sights, explore ecology and history, and get to know Yosemite for the first — or hundredth — time.

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 who are dedicated to providing top-notch Yosemite experiences.

Our Yosemite experts lead outings in every season! Browse our calendar of upcoming activities to find your next adventure.

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Sequoia Stroll in Mariposa Grove

Mariposa Grove
Winter is a special season in Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. With the park’s busy season long over, an
12/14/2019
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Snowshoe Yosemite: Valley Views from Dewey Point – Trip 1

Glacier Point
Winter in Yosemite means quiet days, glittering peaks, and…snowshoe season! Join us for a guided snowshoe to Dewey Point, high
01/25/2020
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Yosemite Field School: Winter Wildlife in Mariposa Grove

Mariposa Grove
Enjoy a guided winter experience in one of the world’s natural wonders: the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. While you
02/01/2020
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Snowshoe Yosemite: Valley Views from Dewey Point – Trip 2

Glacier Point
Winter in Yosemite means quiet days, glittering peaks, and… snowshoe season! Join us for a guided snowshoe to Dewey Point,
02/08/2020
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Winter Wonder: Tuolumne Grove and Crane Flat

Join a Yosemite expert for an educational winter experience in the beautiful and quiet northwestern part of the park. Depending
02/22/2020
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Yosemite Valley Winter Exploration

Yosemite Valley
Experience the magic and majesty of winter in Yosemite Valley on a hike or snowshoe (depending on conditions). We’ll wander
03/07/2020
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Seeking a more personalized Yosemite experience for yourself or friends and family? Check out our Custom Adventures to plan a dream trip.

As with all Conservancy programs, your participation in our Outdoor and Custom Adventures helps support Yosemite. See you in the park!

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.

Learn about Yosemite plants and animals on guided hikes throughout the park. Photo: Ann & Rob Simpson.
Explore the Yosemite Wilderness on guided backpacking trips. Photo: Roy Williams Photography.
Experience Yosemite's winter magic on a guided snowshoe hike. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Nancy Robbins.
Learn to capture Yosemite's beauty on camera with guidance from professional photographers. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Keith Walklet.

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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August 7, 2019
Outdoor Adventures 2
“Our photography instructors, Ken and Dave, are fonts of information and good ideas. The knowledge they shared made me a better photographer and increased my desire to learn more.”

Dale Elliott

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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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