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, or find more information on our FAQs page.

Upcoming events

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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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Snowshoe Yosemite: Valley Views from Dewey Point – Trip 3

Glacier Point
Winter in Yosemite means quiet days, glittering peaks, and… snowshoe season! Join us for a guided snowshoe to Dewey Point,
03/14/2020
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Yosemite Field School: Leave No Trace Trainer Backpack

Yosemite Valley
Join us to learn about the unintended but significant impacts humans can have on parks and public lands — and
03/26/2020 - 03/27/2020
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Yosemite’s West End: Naturalist Photography Walk

Yosemite Valley
Learn how to identify and photograph natural wonders and wildlife in Yosemite as the park bursts with spring life! As
03/29/2020
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Outdoor Oil Painting with Faith Rumm

Yosemite Valley
During this comprehensive workshop with a professional artist, you’ll learn how to employ intense observation and creative engagement to make
04/09/2020 - 04/12/2020
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Yosemite Valley Naturalist Bike Adventure – Trip 1

Yosemite Valley
Riding a bike is a great way to make the most of your time in Yosemite Valley! Maximize your Yosemite
04/17/2020
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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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