Please note that while Yosemite remains open during the federal government shutdown, services and facilities are very limited, and certain areas of the park are closed. For more information, please refer to the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior: visit and

As the impact of the government shutdown continues to be felt, Yosemite Conservancy remains committed to supporting Yosemite National Park.

Click here for more information on the availability of Yosemite Conservancy programs and services during the shutdown.

Day Programs

Day Programs

Yosemite hikers learn about Sierra birds and flowers with an expert guide on a Yosemite Conservancy Custom Adventure


Our naturalists know the park better than anyone — and they can’t wait to share their expertise with you! Take a guided hike with our Yosemite experts to get an insider’s perspective on the park’s icons and hidden gems. Choose a gentle walk, an immersive full-day hike, or something in between. Throughout your experience, your Conservancy naturalist guide will show you Yosemite’s wonders, from native plants and wildlife to cultural and historic sights. Full-day and half-day programs are available.

Let us create your perfect Yosemite experience, tailored to your interests and needs.

  • Pick your Yosemite adventure: Would you prefer a leisurely stroll or a strenuous hike? Do you want to learn about flora and fauna, or would you rather focus on natural and human history? Our experts are well-versed in all things Yosemite, from American Indian traditions and legendary characters to tree identification, geology, wildlife and more.
  • Select a day and time to meet your Yosemite Conservancy naturalist-guide at a convenient location near your lodging.   
  • Get ready to explore Yosemite! Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a daypack with lunch and water (food is not provided). View a packing list of what you’ll need.


Choose from one of these great options, or suggest one of your own!

Yosemite Valley

  • Mist Trail (Moderate)
  • Four-Mile Trail to Glacier Point (Strenuous)
  • Valley Loop Trail (Easy)

Glacier Point

  • Sentinel Dome/Taft Point Loop (Easy to moderate)
  • Panorama Trail to Yosemite Valley (Moderate)
  • Four-Mile Trail to Yosemite Valley (Moderate)

Giant Sequoia Groves

  • Tuolumne Grove (Easy)
  • Merced Grove (Easy)

Tuolumne Meadows (late June-October)

  • Parsons Lodge and Soda Springs (Easy)
  • Gaylor Lakes (Moderate)
  • Clouds Rest (Strenuous)

Contact us for more options at or209-379-2317 x10

  One-day programs
(up to 8 hours)
Half-day programs
(up to 4 hours)
1-4 people $575 $350
Party of 5 $675 $400
Party of 6 $775 $450
For larger groups of 6+ Please inquire Please inquire