Join Outdoor Adventures in Yosemite this winter

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.

Bird-watchers learn about Clark’s Nutcracker and other birds on an Outdoor Adventure with Yosemite experts.
August 1, 2015
Let your curiosity run wild during this special day trip, where you’ll explore the unique relationship between birds and trees.
Artists capture Tuolumne Meadows en plein air during a three-day outdoor painting workshop with Yosemite Conservancy.
August 6, 2015 to August 9, 2015
Let the beautiful scenery of Tuolumne Meadows inspire your artistic passion during this outdoor painting workshop.
Hikers conquer Half Dome on a challenging two-night Outdoor Adventure with Yosemite Conservancy.
August 6, 2015 to August 9, 2015
Challenge yourself to a two-night backpack adventure to the summit of Half Dome.
Yosemite hikers explore the hidden gems of Tuolumne Meadows and the Sierra Nevada on a three-day adventure.
August 7, 2015 to August 9, 2015
Join a Sierra Nevada expert for three days of guided day hikes exploring little-known gems of eastern Yosemite.
Tuolumne River’s beauty shines on a guided day hike with Yosemite experts along the world-famous John Muir Trail.
August 7, 2015
Join a Sierra Nevada expert for a guided day hike on the world-famous John Muir Trail.
Yosemite visitors learn survival skills on a family-friendly scavenger hunt in Tuolumne Meadows.
August 8, 2015
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 8, 2015
Join a Sierra Nevada expert for a guided day hike to explore Gaylor Lakes in Yosemite’s high country.
Yosemite visitors enjoy a day of family fun on a Yosemite Conservancy Outdoor Adventure.
August 9, 2015
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 9, 2015
Join a Sierra Nevada expert for a guided day hike exploring Bennettville on Yosemite’s east side.
Hikers conquer Clouds Rest and Half Dome on a challenging two-night Outdoor Adventure with Yosemite Conservancy.
August 13, 2015 to August 16, 2015
Conquer the summits of both Clouds Rest and Half Dome during this challenging two-night backpacking adventure.
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 13, 2015 to August 16, 2015
Experience a glacier up close during this challenging backpacking adventure, led by an expert naturalist guide.
Explore the beauty of late summer flowers and colorful birds in Tuolumne Meadows with a Yosemite expert.
August 15, 2015 to August 16, 2015
See the beautiful birds and flowers during a weekend exploration in Tuolumne Meadows led by a naturalist.
A guided backpack trip to Young Lakes reveals the hidden beauty of Yosemite’s high country.
August 20, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Enjoy high country scenery at its best during this guided backpack trip to Young Lakes.
Learn watercolor techniques in Tuolumne Meadows with a renowned artist.
August 21, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Capture the extraordinary beauty of Tuolumne Meadows with watercolor.
Hikers conquer Half Dome on a challenging, expert-led Outdoor Adventure with Yosemite Conservancy.
August 21, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Challenge yourself to a one-night backpack adventure to the summit of Half Dome.
Explore the beauty of late summer flowers and glimmering alpine lakes in Tuolumne Meadows with a Yosemite expert.
August 29, 2015 to August 30, 2015
See the best of Tuolumne Meadows’ lakes and flowers during this naturalist-led exploration.