Yosemite Day Hikes: A Weekend in the High Country
Spend a summer weekend exploring a serene corner of Yosemite’s high country and one of the most famed locations-Tuolumne Meadows. This package includes two guided day hikes led by expert Yosemite naturalist, Michael Ross who will bring you inside the wild, captivating world of the plants and animals living near the tree line. On Saturday, join Michael Ross for a stroll through the Gaylor Lakes area, where you’ll explore the little-travelled valley that provides a key habitat for pikas, the small, rabbit-like mammals threatened by globally rising temperatures. On Sunday, explore Tuolumne Meadows to get a close look at a meadow ecology.
Did you know Conservancy funding has supported habitat restoration along Tuolumne Meadows’ most popular trails? Learn more about how trail restoration projects are protecting this delicate ecosystem.
These experiences can be purchased together or individually. Follow the links below for more details about each program:
The Experience Package includes park entry (as needed) and camping at Tuolumne Meadows Campground (Aug. 26–29). Camping is not required to participate. Upgrade your accommodations to stay at Tuolumne Lodge (Aug. 26–29), Any unused rooms in the room block will be released 45 days before the program. Information about upgrading will be emailed after you sign up. View a suggested packing list.