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.

Backpackers enjoy high country vistas from Ten Lakes Pass with Yosemite Conservancy.
September 3, 2015 to September 6, 2015
Admire the grand high country vistas during a naturalist-led backpacking adventure to Ten Lakes.
Hikers conquer Half Dome on a challenging two-night Outdoor Adventure with Yosemite Conservancy.
September 11, 2015 to September 13, 2015
Challenge yourself to a one-night backpack adventure to the summit of Half Dome.
Hikers conquer both Clouds Rest and Half Dome on a challenging two-night Outdoor Adventure with Yosemite Conservancy.
September 17, 2015 to September 20, 2015
Conquer the summits of both Clouds Rest and Half Dome during this challenging two-night backpacking adventure.
Delve into the fascinating world of Yosemite Valley’s climbing history with a climbing expert.
September 19, 2015
Delve into the fascinating world of Yosemite Valley’s climbing history with a climbing expert.
Explore El Capitan as an artist, and learn its secrets from an expert climber.
September 20, 2015
Join us for an experience like no other, as you explore the intersection of art and climbing in Yosemite.
Julia Parker, Yosemite’s cultural legend, teaches a one-of-a-kind workshop on basket-weaving.
September 25, 2015 to September 27, 2015
Learn traditional basket-weaving techniques from a Yosemite cultural legend during this one-of-a-kind workshop.
Learn watercolor and quick-sketch techniques in Wawona with a Yosemite expert.
October 2, 2015 to October 4, 2015
Capture the extraordinary beauty of Wawona and the Mariposa Grove in watercolor.
Enjoy the ultimate insider’s tour of the restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.
October 2, 2015
Get an insider’s look into the much-anticipated restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.
Campers enjoy breathtaking views of Half Dome and Yosemite Valley with an expert-led day hike to Glacier Point.
October 4, 2015
Join a Yosemite expert for a fascinating day hike to Glacier Point, one of the park’s most famous view points.
Yosemite visitors challenge themselves on a two-night backpack adventure to the summit of Half Dome.
October 8, 2015 to October 11, 2015
Challenge yourself to a two-night backpack adventure to the summit of Half Dome.
Join an Outdoor Adventure this fall in Yosemite, and learn photo techniques with expert photography guides.
October 22, 2015 to October 25, 2015
Add the splendor of Yosemite’s autumn light and colors to your photography portfolio during this special workshop.
Join an Outdoor Adventure in Yosemite, and learn beginning photo techniques with expert photography guides.
October 29, 2015 to November 1, 2015
Hone your photography skills in Yosemite Valley under the guidance of expert Yosemite photographers.
Yosemite visitors learn advanced photo techniques with expert photography guides.
November 5, 2015 to November 8, 2015
Continue your photographic journey in Yosemite with the second of this two-part workshop in Yosemite Valley.
See Acorn Woodpeckers and others on an expert-guided walk in Yosemite.
December 5, 2015
Spend a fun-filled day observing Yosemite’s diverse woodpeckers.