Yosemite Backpacking Trips

YOSEMITE GUIDED BACKPACKING TRIPS

If you would like to visit the Yosemite backcountry for an extended adventure that will be sure to create memories to last a lifetime, check out any of our guided Yosemite backpacking trips! From hiking Half Dome to our Glacier Point Hike, Tuolumne Meadows backpacking to May Lake to Snow Creek, we’ve got options for all interests and abilities. Whether it’s only for two days or for seven days, our experienced guides have an extensive knowledge of the Yosemite backcountry and how to give you the best Yosemite backpacking trip experience possible. In addition to taking our clients to many of the more famous locations and to the summits of famous peaks and offering multiple Half Dome backpacking trips, our Yosemite Guide Service will also lead clients to lesser known areas and “secrets” that we have found over the years such as off-the-trail high alpine lakes (where fish are plentiful), backcountry waterfalls, alpine meadows, hidden vistas, watering holes and natural waterslides. On all trips we will teach the principles of Leave No Trace ethics, and as requested other wilderness skills such as map and compass, survival skills, ecology, geology, and cooking, just to name a few. If the best backpacking in Yosemite is on your bucket list, let us help you check it off with one of our trips below!

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FILTER GUIDED BACKPACKING TRIPS

Found 9 Trips:

Three Summits

Three Summits

  • Trip Highlights: This Half Dome Backpacking trip offers high alpine lakes, Mt. Hoffman summit (10,212’), Clouds Rest summit (9,926’), the summit of Half Dome (8,842’), rivers, and waterfalls along the Mist Trail.
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Length: 5 Days/4 Nights
  • Price: $1225
  • Best for: The best mountaintop views; climbing Half Dome.
Glacier Point to Half Dome Backpacking

Glacier Point to Half Dome Backpacking

  • Trip Highlights: A Half Dome backpacking trip that includes Glacier Point, Little Yosemite Valley, waterfalls along the Mist trail. One of our most popular trips, and our most direct backpack to Half Dome.
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Trip Length: 4 Days/3 Nights
  • Price: $1075
  • Best for: A straightforward and quick way to backpack and climb Half Dome!
Tuolumne Meadows to Half Dome

Tuolumne Meadows to Half Dome

  • Trip Highlights: One of our most in-depth trips. See stunningly beautiful granite mountains, hike along streams filled with waterfalls, and cap it all off by bagging the summit of Half Dome.
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous
  • Trip Length: 6 Days/5 Nights
  • Price: $1500
  • Best for: Climbing Half Dome with a true wilderness experience in getting there.

Yosemite Icons Backpacking

Yosemite Icons Backpacking

  • Trip Highlights: For the hiker wanting to see it all, the Yosemite Icons guided backpacking trip offers stunning views of Yosemite’s most famous landmarks from rarely seen perspectives.
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous
  • Trip Length: 5 Days/4 Nights
  • Price: $1225
  • Best for:  Views of the park icons: Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, and Half Dome. Going to the summit of El Capitan.
Hidden Yosemite Backpacking Trip

Hidden Yosemite Backpacking Trip

  • Trip Highlights: The Hidden Yosemite Backpacking Trip travels through deep canyons, dense old-growth forests, and stunning peaks and ridges. Without question one of the most scenic, but least crowded areas of Yosemite. A guide favorite!
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Length: 6 Days/5 Nights
  • Price: $1500
  • Best for: A true wilderness experience; incredible views.
The Amazing Sunsets Trip

The Amazing Sunsets Trip

  • Trip Highlights: This trip includes high alpine lakes, a summit of Mt. Hoffman (10,850’), Glen Aulin, the Tuolumne River and several waterfalls, amazing sunsets, and shorter distances! This trip is a perfect adventure for families or those looking for less strenuous hiking.
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Trip Length: 5 Days/4 Nights
  • Price: $1225
  • Best for: Families; intro to backpacking; amazing sunsets!

May Lake to Snow Creek

May Lake to Snow Creek

  • Trip Highlights: This is a perfect blend of the Yosemite High Country and Yosemite Valley. You will camp at both a high alpine lake and in a private location on the rim of Yosemite Valley, directly across from Half Dome.
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Length: 4 Days/3 Nights
  • Price: $950
  • Best for: Families; intro to backpacking; panoramic views
Yosemite Yoga Retreat

Yosemite Yoga Retreat

  • Trip Highlights: This is a perfect blend of experiencing both the Yosemite High Country and Yosemite Valley as you camp at both a high alpine lake and in a private location on the rim directly across from Half Dome.
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
  • Trip Length: 3 Days/2 Nights
  • Price: $825
  • Best for: Relaxation, swimming, and panoramic views.
Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne

Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne

  • Trip Highlights:  In this 3,000′ foot deep canyon you are treated to huge rushing cascades and tranquil pools perfect for a refreshing and invigorating soak. This trip is a top pick by our Guides.
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Length: 6 Days/5 Nights
  • Price: $1500
  • Best for: A true wilderness experience; waterfalls; swimming.

Yosemite Backpacking – Rates

    • 4 Days / 3 Nights
      • $950/ person
    • 5 Days / 4 Nights
      • $1225/ person
    • 6 Days / 5 Nights
      • $1500/ person

    *All trips require two participants to operate.

    *Group Discount of 15% when scheduling 3 or more on published trips.

    *Price includes experienced guide(s), permits, all meals on the trail, and use of top of the line gear (backpack, sleeping bag/pad, tent, eating gear, trekking poles).

     

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