PLEASE NOTE: We’ve canceled or modified many of our Outdoor Adventure programs due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here to read our COVID-19 safety procedures for Outdoor and Custom Adventures.

On our expert-led adventures, you’ll learn from naturalists and rangers as you enjoy Sierra Nevada 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 dedicated to providing top-notch Yosemite experiences. Plus, as long as the current reservation system is in effect, your Outdoor or Custom Adventure registration fee includes your day-use reservation — no separate permit application is required to enter the park!

Experience Yosemite with us

In light of the ongoing pandemic, we’ve carefully evaluated and adjusted our adventure programs to ensure that we can offer enriching experiences while following current public health guidance. We’ve canceled some of our originally planned 2020 adventures (click here to see the list of cancellations), but we’re looking forward to providing visitors with opportunities to explore and learn about Yosemite in person, through:

  • Custom Adventures: Design a personalized guided outing in the park for yourself or a small group.
  • Outdoor Adventures: We’re pleased to offer a selection of group adventures, including backpacking trips, that easily adapt to physical distancing requirements and other safety measures. See below for details on upcoming trips.
  • Adventure 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.
COVID-19 safety procedures

We’ve adjusted our safety protocols in response to the pandemic. 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. Safety procedures include asking participants to maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from others, wash or sanitize hands frequently, and avoid touching shared surfaces and objects. If you’re considering joining one of our adventure programs, please read the following information carefully:

COVID-19 Procedures

Find your next adventure

Browse the list below to find your next adventure, and find more information on our FAQs page. Seeking a more personalized Yosemite experience? 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.

Upcoming Outdoor Adventures

 

Learn about Yosemite … from anywhere!

Whether you’re planning a Yosemite trip or enjoying the Sierra Nevada views on our webcams at home, you can learn about the park with our naturalist guides online. Watch our naturalists’ latest videos about snow plants, lichen, spring birds, and more.

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 Matt McIvor.
Enjoy nights under the stars on backpacking trips.
by Yosemite Conservancy/Nancy Robbins.
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.

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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