Yosemite hikers 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.

Martin Chalifour in concert at the Yosemite Valley Chapel
April 25, 2015
Indulge in the sounds of spring with a violin concert at Yosemite Valley Chapel.
See a yellow warbler and other vibrant songbirds on a bird-watching tour of Yosemite Valley with our expert guides.
April 26, 2015
Join expert birder Michael Ross for a fun-filled day identifying Yosemite Valley’s unique bird species.
Photograph Yosemite’s world-famous waterfalls by day and the elusive “moonbow” by night.
April 30, 2015 to May 6, 2015
Photograph Yosemite like an insider on this immersive spring workshop showcasing the park’s springtime scenery.
Capture lunar rainbows, or “moonbows,” at Yosemite Falls on a photography tour.
May 3, 2015
Capture the magic of the moonbow during an expert-led photography workshop in Yosemite Valley.
Spring dogwoods bloom during a day hike in Yosemite Valley’s West End.
May 9, 2015
Spend a beautiful spring day exploring the enchantments and mysteries of the Valley’s west end.
Visitors learn expert camera techniques on a three-day spring photography workshop in Yosemite Valley.
May 14, 2015 to May 17, 2015
Capture the best of Yosemite in spring during this three-day photography workshop in Yosemite Valley.
Explore the beauty of dogwoods, other spring flowers and colorful birds with a Yosemite expert.
May 30, 2015 to May 31, 2015
See Yosemite Valley’s beautiful birds and flowers during this springtime exploration led by a renowned naturalist.
Observe Yosemite’s songbirds at arm’s length during a weekend workshop that includes bird banding.
June 5, 2015 to June 7, 2015
Observe Yosemite’s birds at arm’s length during this special weekend workshop that includes bird banding.
As Yosemite recovers from the Rim Fire, the rare pansy monkeyflower blooms in our meadows.
June 13, 2015 to June 14, 2015
Get a rare firsthand glimpse of the fascinating effects of wildfire on Yosemite’s plants and animals.
Yogis celebrate the summer solstice with a backpack trek to Mt. Watkins and scenic outdoor yoga.
June 20, 2015 to June 21, 2015
Celebrate the summer solstice with a backpack trek to Mt. Watkins and scenic outdoor yoga.
Julia Parker, Yosemite’s cultural legend, teaches an in-depth three-day workshop on basket-weaving.
June 20, 2015 to June 21, 2015
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 25, 2015 to June 28, 2015
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 26, 2015 to June 28, 2015
Learn backpacking basics in a gorgeous high country setting, with a Yosemite expert leading the way.
Hikers enjoy panoramas atop Clouds Rest on a memorable day hike with Yosemite Conservancy.
June 27, 2015
See Yosemite’s best panorama atop Clouds Rest during this exhilarating guided day hike with a Yosemite insider.
Explore Glen Aulin and Tuolumne Meadows on an expert-led backpack adventure with Yosemite Conservancy.
July 9, 2015 to July 12, 2015
Explore one of Yosemite’s summer wilderness highlights during an expert-led backpacking adventure to Glen Aulin.
Enjoy red columbine and Yosemite’s other high country wildflowers on a relaxed weekend camping trip in Tuolumne Meadows.
July 10, 2015 to July 12, 2015
Celebrate summer with an insider’s weekend exploration of the best wildflower spots in Tuolumne Meadows.