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.

Planning a late spring or summer trip? When Yosemite’s 2022 peak hours reservation system is in effect (May 20-September 30), your Conservancy program registration (for an Outdoor Adventure, Custom Adventure or art program) includes park entry for the duration of your program — no separate peak hours 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 peak hours or overnight reservation (while the system is in place).

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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Yosemite Naturalist Walks (Sunset & Stargazing Programs)

Yosemite Valley
Join Yosemite Conservancy naturalists for guided programs in the Valley and Wawona. Learn about birds, explore the night sky, take
03/03/2022 - 09/30/2022
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Intro Backpack: Southern Yosemite Waterfalls

Wawona
Program Overview: Join one of our naturalist guides for a casual summer adventure in southern Yosemite. This trip is great
06/02/2022 - 06/04/2022
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Adventure Combo: Hike and Stargaze #1

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Explore Yosemite’s vibrant summer season — by day and by night! On this combo adventure, you’ll make the
06/03/2022
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Yosemite Field School: Bird-Banding

Ackerson Meadow
Program Overview: On this Yosemite Field School course, held primarily in Ackerson Meadow and at Crane Flat, you’ll explore a
06/10/2022 - 06/12/2022
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Yosemite Field School: Zero Waste Backpack and Leave No Trace Trainer

Wawona
Program Overview: The Leave No Trace (LNT) principles encourage everyone to enjoy the outdoors responsibly and ensure the long-term health of
06/17/2022 - 06/18/2022
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Day Hike: North Dome

High Country
Program Overview: On this challenging day hike, you will enjoy an extraordinary and up-close view of iconic Half Dome and
06/25/2022
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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 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.

Testimonials

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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