Experience Yosemite with us

Yosemite Conservancy Outdoor Programs team is here to provide you with unforgettable Yosemite experiences. We’ve been partnering with the National Park Service for over 50 years, to offer high-quality programs. Our guides are Sierra Nevada experts dedicated to providing world-class Yosemite programs.

Custom Adventures

Create a private Naturalist-led program based on your interests and schedule.

 

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Outdoor Adventures

Join us for a group adventure focused on learning about the park.  Check out our calendar of in-depth offerings.

 

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Naturalist Walks

These are one- to two-hour offerings including stargazing programs and more.

 

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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

 

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Yosemite Conservancy programs come with a day-use reservation in 2024! When you book an Outdoor Adventure or Custom Adventure program with our expert naturalists and guides, you’re not only helping to protect and preserve the park, you’ll also receive a gate pass that will serve as your reservation for entry into the park* (for the dates of your program only).

* Naturalist Walks or Explore Yosemite’s Night Sky programs do not include a gate pass.

Learn more about Yosemite reservations in 2024 here.


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.

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Day Hike: Winter Wonder in Mariposa Grove #2

Mariposa Grove
Program Overview: Most people visit the Mariposa Grove during the summer months. On this day trip, you’ll experience many locals’
03/02/2024
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Day Hike: Wildflowers on the Merced #1

El Portal
Program Overview: Celebrate spring in the Sierra Nevada on a guided day hike just outside Yosemite Valley! On this one-day
03/24/2024
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Day Hike: Wildflowers on the Merced #2

El Portal
Program Overview: Celebrate spring in the Sierra Nevada on a guided day hike just outside Yosemite Valley! On this one-day
04/02/2024
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Yosemite Field School: Yosemite Valley Geology

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Yosemite Valley’s remarkable rock formations are among the park’s most recognizable features. On this guided adventure, explore the
04/19/2024
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Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) Course

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Yosemite Conservancy, in partnership with the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), is offering a training course for individuals
04/22/2024 - 04/25/2024
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Day Hike: Intro to Birding

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Believe it or not, spring in Yosemite Valley is more than just spectacular sights. During this relaxing weekend
04/27/2024 - 04/28/2024
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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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