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.

During a weekend of guided hikes in Yosemite, visitors get an up-close look at spring life in the park, including wildflowers in bloom, on a Yosemite Conservancy Outdoor Adventure.
September 15, 2017 to September 17, 2017
Join a team of Yosemite wildlife experts for an inside look at the many species living in the park.
Julia Parker, Yosemite’s cultural legend, teaches a one-of-a-kind workshop on basket-weaving.
September 22, 2017 to September 24, 2017
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.
September 30, 2017 to October 1, 2017
Join cultural icon Julia Parker for a journey through Yosemite’s American-Indian history.
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.
October 6, 2017
Admire sweeping views and bright granite moonscape during this evening introduction to a remarkable Yosemite viewpoint.
Join an Outdoor Adventure this fall in Yosemite, and learn photo techniques with expert photography guides.
October 26, 2017 to October 29, 2017
Add the splendor of Yosemite’s autumn light and colors to your photography portfolio during this special workshop.
See Acorn Woodpeckers and others on an expert-guided walk in Yosemite.
December 2, 2017
Spend a fun-filled day observing Yosemite’s diverse woodpeckers.