Day Hike through Spring Canyon Wildflowers
Celebrate spring in Yosemite Valley! See brilliant wildflowers in bloom along the Merced River Canyon west of Yosemite Valley. Poppies light up the slopes with orange glow and lupines add a vibrant blue. Veteran naturalist guide and well-known Yosemite expert Michael Ross will lead you on a hike through classic Sierra Nevada spring colors. Take less-traveled routes to view vibrant flower displays and explore floral ecology, learn to identify diverse plant species, and revel in the sumptuous natural palette on display as you stroll along the beautiful Merced River.
Did you know that Conservancy donors help protect Yosemite’s natural ecosystems through current and past grants to restore native plants, study rare flora and more? Take a sneak peek at the majesty that will be on display in the video Yosemite Nature Notes: Wildflowers.
Included with your registration:
- Full-day guided hike in the Merced River Canyon, west of Yosemite Valley starting at 9 am, lasting about eight hours.
- Park entry (as needed)
- Two nights of camping (as needed, March 25 and March 26) at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley.
- Note: There is no discount if you choose not to use our gate pass or campsites. Information about upgrading your accommodations to stay at Yosemite Valley Lodge will be emailed to you after you sign up.