Yosemite hikers snowshoe 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 hikers explore the hidden gems of Tuolumne Meadows and the Sierra Nevada on a three-day adventure.
August 5, 2016 to August 7, 2016
Join a Sierra Nevada expert for three days of guided day hikes exploring little-known gems of eastern Yosemite.
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.
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.
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.
Artists capture Tuolumne Meadows en plein air during a three-day outdoor painting workshop with Yosemite Conservancy.
August 12, 2016 to August 14, 2016
Let the beautiful scenery of Tuolumne Meadows inspire your artistic passion during this outdoor painting workshop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yosemite Conservancy evening programs explore natural ecology at Glacier Point and give a hands-on demo of cutting-edge scientific research tools to identify Yosemite’s bats.
September 16, 2016 to September 17, 2016
Check out Yosemite’s “nightlife,” from star-studded skies to flying mammals, in two expert-led evening programs.
A Yosemite Conservancy evening program at Taft Point invites visitors to admire views of Yosemite Valley while exploring the overlook’s natural features and history.
September 16, 2016
Admire sweeping views and bright granite moonscape during this evening introduction to a remarkable Yosemite viewpoint.
A hands-on evening program at Crane Flat introduces Yosemite visitors to the science of studying bats using echolocation technology.
September 17, 2016
Listen in on Yosemite’s bats in a fun evening of citizen science at Crane Flat.