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.

Tuolumne River’s beauty shines on a guided day hike with Yosemite experts along the world-famous John Muir Trail.
August 5, 2016
Join a Sierra Nevada expert for a guided day hike on the world-famous John Muir Trail.
Expert guides share the beauty of Bennettville in a day hike on Yosemite’s east side.
August 6, 2016
Join a Sierra Nevada expert for a guided day hike exploring Bennettville on Yosemite’s east side.
Yosemite visitors learn survival skills on a family-friendly scavenger hunt in Tuolumne Meadows.
August 6, 2016
Learn survival skills during this family-friendly scavenger hunt in Tuolumne Meadows.
Explore the beauty of Gaylor Lakes in Yosemite’s high country with an expert guide.
August 7, 2016
Join a Sierra Nevada expert for a guided day hike to explore Gaylor Lakes in Yosemite’s high country.
Hikers conquer Clouds Rest and Half Dome on a challenging two-night Outdoor Adventure with Yosemite Conservancy.
August 11, 2016 to August 14, 2016
Conquer the summits of both Clouds Rest and Half Dome during this challenging two-night backpacking adventure.
Hikers explore Yosemite’s high country with an alpine master ecologist on an Outdoor Adventure.
August 13, 2016 to August 14, 2016
Follow in the footsteps of Yosemite’s alpine ecology master during this series of high country day hikes.
Challenge yourself on a backpacking trip to Yosemite’s remote Lyell Glacier with a knowledgeable guide, and experience the thrill of climbing a living glacier.
August 18, 2016 to August 21, 2016
Experience a glacier up close during this challenging backpacking adventure, led by an expert naturalist guide.
Enjoy the beauty of Tuolumne Meadows and Tenaya Lake in a fun summer camp for grown-ups with Yosemite Conservancy.
August 18, 2016 to August 21, 2016
Have fun like a kid again during this campout for grown-ups in Tuolumne Meadows.
Hikers conquer Half Dome on a challenging, expert-led Outdoor Adventure with Yosemite Conservancy.
August 19, 2016 to August 21, 2016
Challenge yourself to a one-night backpack adventure to the summit of Half Dome.
A guided Yosemite backpacking trip in the backcountry brings visitors inside the rugged alpine habitat of endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep.
August 25, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Climb into the magnificent mountain habitat where endangered bighorn sheep are making a comeback.
During an expert-led day hike in Yosemite’s Gaylor Lakes region, visitors explore the habitat of American pikas, the focus of a Conservancy donor-funded research project.
August 27, 2016
Join Yosemite insiders to explore the high-elevation habitat of an adorable but threatened alpine mammal.
A weekend of Yosemite day hikes in the high country introduces visitors to the diverse habitats and stunning scenery of Tuolumne Meadows and Gaylor Lakes on an Outdoor Adventure with Yosemite Conservancy.
August 27, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Stroll through Yosemite’s subalpine ecosystems during an ecology-focused summer weekend in the high country.
A guided Yosemite backpacking trip in the backcountry brings visitors inside the rugged alpine habitat of endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep.
August 28, 2016 to August 31, 2016
Explore the breathtaking mountain habitat where endangered bighorn sheep are making a comeback.
Explore Yosemite’s Tuolumne Meadows on a guided hike with expert naturalist Micheal Ross.
August 28, 2016
See meadow ecology in action during a guided summer hike in Yosemite’s sublime high country.
Explore the magnificent eastern high country on a guided Yosemite backpacking trip to summit Koip and Parker Peaks on an Outdoor Adventure with Yosemite Conservancy.
September 1, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Cross a Yosemite summit off your backpacking bucket list while exploring the park’s eastern edge.
Challenge yourself on a backpacking trip to Yosemite’s remote Lyell Glacier with a knowledgeable guide, and experience the thrill of climbing a living glacier.
September 5, 2016 to September 8, 2016
Experience a glacier up close during this challenging backpacking adventure, led by an expert naturalist guide.