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.

Hike Half Dome on a guided Yosemite backpacking tour with Yosemite Conservancy.
June 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016
Challenge yourself to hike Half Dome on a backpack adventure – several dates available!
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 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.
Hikers conquer Half Dome on a challenging two-night Outdoor Adventure with Yosemite Conservancy.
September 9, 2016 to September 11, 2016
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 15, 2016 to September 18, 2016
Conquer the summits of both Clouds Rest and Half Dome during this challenging two-night backpacking adventure.
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.
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 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.
Julia Parker, Yosemite’s cultural legend, teaches a one-of-a-kind workshop on basket-weaving.
September 23, 2016 to September 25, 2016
Learn traditional basket-weaving techniques from a Yosemite cultural legend during this one-of-a-kind workshop.
Revered cultural icon Julia Parker leads visitors on a journey through American-Indian traditions and history in Yosemite Valley.
October 1, 2016 to October 2, 2016
Join cultural icon Julia Parker for a journey through Yosemite’s American-Indian history.
Learn photo techniques for every skill level on a guided Yosemite photography tour in the beautiful fall colors.
October 22, 2016 to October 25, 2016
Indulge in the brilliant colors of autumn in Yosemite Valley, where you can take advantage of...
Join an Outdoor Adventure in Yosemite, and learn beginning photo techniques with expert photography guides.
November 3, 2016 to November 6, 2016
Hone your photography skills in Yosemite Valley under the guidance of expert Yosemite photographers.
Discover woodpeckers on a guided day hike with Yosemite Conservancy.
December 3, 2016
Did you know there are 11 species of woodpeckers found in Yosemite — more than in any comparable area in the United States?