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.

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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Day Hike: Winter Wonder in Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Most people visit the park during the summer months. On this day trip, you’ll experience many locals’ favorite
01/28/2023
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Day Hike: Winter Wonder in Mariposa Grove

Mariposa Grove
Program Overview: Most people visit the Mariposa Grove during the summer months. On this day trip, you’ll experience many locals’
02/18/2023
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Day Hike: Dewey Point Snowshoe

Badger Pass
Program Overview: Most people visit the park during the summer months. On this day trip, you’ll experience many locals’ favorite
03/04/2023
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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
03/24/2023
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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
03/26/2023
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Yosemite Field School: Teach the Teachers

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Calling all educators! We’re welcoming teachers from across the country to participate in our “teach the teachers” overnight
04/08/2023 - 04/09/2023
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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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