Yosemite hikers explore the park with an expert guide on a Yosemite Conservancy Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventures

If you’re looking for the best thing to do in Yosemite, join a Yosemite Conservancy Outdoor Adventure! Our naturalist guides have lifetimes of Yosemite experience and insider knowledge.

Join us for backpacking treks, day hikes, photography workshops, bird-watching tours and discover Yosemite’s “hidden gems” with our expert naturalist-guides. We work hand-in-hand with the park to create unforgettable experiences. Camping reservations, wilderness permits and park entry fees are included so all you have to do is show up! Proceeds from your Outdoor Adventure will help ensure Yosemite’s protection for future generations.

For more information and to register, email adventures@yosemiteconservancy.org, or call 209-379-2317 x10.

Yosemite visitors enjoy the thrill of guided hikes, bird-watching on an Outdoor Adventure with expert naturalist guides.
May 7, 2016
Tune your ears to Yosemite’s diverse bird species in this expert-led workshop in the Valley.
Visitors learn expert camera techniques on a three-day spring photography workshop in Yosemite Valley.
May 12, 2016 to May 15, 2016
Capture the best of Yosemite in spring during this three-day photography workshop in Yosemite Valley.
Join an Outdoor Adventure in Yosemite, and learn photo techniques with former Yosemite resident photographer James Corwin Johnson.
May 18, 2016 to May 24, 2016
Celebrate Yosemite’s springtime beauty while honing your camera skills in this immersive weeklong photography workshop.
Capture lunar rainbows, or “moonbows,” at Yosemite Falls on a photography tour.
May 21, 2016
Capture the magic of the moonbow during an expert-led photography workshop in Yosemite Valley.
Discover the Hetch Hetchy area of Yosemite on a guided hike, from wildflowers and waterfalls to its fascinating and complex history.
May 21, 2016 to May 22, 2016
Discover the Hetch Hetchy area of Yosemite on a guided hike, from wildflowers and waterfalls to its fascinating and complex history.
Hike Half Dome on a guided Yosemite backpacking tour with Yosemite Conservancy.
June 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016
Challenge yourself to hike Half Dome on a backpack adventure – several dates available!
Yosemite visitors explore songbird species such as the lazuli bunting and conservation techniques in hands-on workshops with expert naturalists on an Outdoor Adventure with Yosemite Conservancy.
June 3, 2016 to June 5, 2016
See Yosemite’s colorful birds up close and explore songbird conservation in this special weekend workshop.
Julia Parker, Yosemite’s cultural legend, teaches an in-depth three-day workshop on basket-weaving.
June 18, 2016 to June 19, 2016
Learn traditional basket-weaving techniques from a Yosemite cultural legend during this one-of-a-kind workshop.
Hikers conquer Half Dome on a challenging two-night Outdoor Adventure with Yosemite Conservancy.
June 23, 2016 to June 26, 2016
Challenge yourself to a two-night backpacking adventure to the summit of Half Dome.
Learn the backpacking basics on an Outdoor Adventure to May Lake and Mount Hoffmann with Yosemite Conservancy.
June 24, 2016 to June 26, 2016
Learn backpacking basics in a gorgeous high country setting, with a Yosemite expert leading the way.
Yosemite visitors enjoy the thrill of bird-watching on an Outdoor Adventure with expert naturalist guides.
June 25, 2016 to June 26, 2016
Tune your ears to Yosemite’s diverse bird species in this expert-led workshop in Tuolumne Meadows.
Visitors enjoy breathtaking high country scenery while backpacking through the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River with expert naturalist guides on an Outdoor Adventure with Yosemite Conservancy.
July 7, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Revel in high country scenery on this multi-day backpack amid waterfalls, granite formations and wildflowers on an Outdoor Adventure with Yosemite Conservancy.
Enjoy red columbine and Yosemite’s other high country wildflowers on a relaxed weekend camping trip in Tuolumne Meadows.
July 8, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Celebrate summer with an insider’s weekend exploration of the best wildflower spots in Tuolumne Meadows.
Hikers conquer Half Dome on a challenging one-night Outdoor Adventure with Yosemite Conservancy.
July 15, 2016 to July 17, 2016
Challenge yourself to a one-night backpack adventure to the summit of Half Dome.
Yosemite visitors may spot a Cassin’s Finch or other colorful songbirds on a bird-watching Outdoor Adventure with expert naturalist guides.
July 16, 2016 to July 17, 2016
Come spend a relaxing weekend with one of Yosemite’s renowned naturalists, Michael Ross, who will...
Enjoy the beauty of Tuolumne Meadows and Tenaya Lake in a fun summer camp for grown-ups with Yosemite Conservancy.
July 16, 2016 to July 19, 2016
Have fun like a kid again during this campout for grown-ups in Tuolumne Meadows.