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.

  • Custom Adventures: Design a personalized guided outing in the park.
  • Outdoor Adventures: Join us for a group adventure. Scroll down for the full list of 2021 adventures!
  • 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.


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.


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 Field School: Wawona Meadow & Park History (CANCELED)

Please note: This program has been canceled. We’ve canceled early 2021 programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward
03/13/2021 - 03/14/2021
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Day Hike: Spring Equinox in Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Celebrate the spring equinox in Yosemite! Depending on snow levels, your group will either hike or snowshoe along
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Day Hike: Wildflowers on the Merced

El Portal
Program Overview: Celebrate spring in the Sierra Nevada on a guided day hike just outside Yosemite Valley! On this one-day
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Leave No Trace Trainer: Certification Course

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: The Leave No Trace (LNT) principles encourage everyone to enjoy the outdoors responsibly and ensure the long-term health
04/02/2021 - 04/03/2021
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Adventure Combo: Stargazing and Biking (Trip 1)

Yosemite Valley
Program overview: Experience Yosemite’s spring season and starry skies! On this combo adventure, you’ll get to see the park’s after-dark
04/08/2021 - 04/09/2021
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Birding: Intro Weekend

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Enjoy the sights and sounds of spring in Yosemite Valley! On this relaxing spring weekend, you’ll spend Saturday
04/17/2021 - 04/18/2021
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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.


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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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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