Experience Yosemite

Explore Yosemite on a guided tour with expert naturalists, photographers and park rangers – and discover the park’s hidden wonders. Whether you’re looking for an enriching day hike or a weekend backpacking trip, you can find the Yosemite adventure that’s right for you.

Your participation in Outdoor Adventures supports Yosemite Conservancy’s work in the park; preserving and protecting Yosemite.

Take a Yosemite Conservancy naturalist-guided tour of the parks bird habitats.
Yosemite Birding: Insiders Look

Get up close and personal with Yosemite’s birds! Naturalist guide Michael Ross will lead you on a fascinating tour of bird habitats, from forests to meadows to cliff faces, as you search for canyon wrens, peregrine falcons, dusky flycatchers and more.

Learn the fundamentals of backpacking on a Yosemite Conservancy Outdoor Adventure.
Introduction to Backpacking: May Lake to Mt. Hoffmann

Discover the delights of backpacking during this trip geared for beginners. Your naturalist guide, a Sierra Nevada expert, will lead a moderate hike to gorgeous May Lake in Yosemite’s high country, where you’ll learn the fundamentals of selecting a campsite, setting up tents, cooking, staying warm and finding water. You’ll also learn wilderness safety and Leave No Trace practices.

Take a Yosemite Conservancy naturalist-guided tour of the bird habitats in Tuolumne Meadows.
Learning to Listen: Birding by Ear & Beginning Birding

Tune in and learn to identify the soft whit call of the dusky flycatcher or the burbling of the Cassin’s finch. This two-day workshop in beautiful Tuolumne Meadows will delight beginning birders as well as experienced ornithologists.


Find your adventure in Yosemite – with guided hikes, backpacking trips, art workshops, theater programs and more.

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View from Afar

Visit Yosemite every day! View webcams of Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, Half Dome and the High Sierra. Or discover Yosemite through our videos.

Yosemite Conservancy webcams offer remote views of Yosemite Falls, the High Sierra, El Capitan, and Half Dome           Yosemite Conservancy videos offer a deeper look into the hidden stories of Yosemite