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 Yosemite backpacking trips! From summiting Half Dome & Clouds rest on a single trip, to trekking from May Lake to Snow Creek, we’ve got options for all interests and abilities. Our experienced guides have an extensive knowledge of the Yosemite backcountry and will give you the best backpacking experience possible.
On all backpacking 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!!
One of the most iconic natural wonders in the world, Half Dome draws thousands of hikers and backpackers to its summit every year. Reaching the summit at 8.839’ is a physically difficult and incredibly rewarding experience, and a must-do for any serious hiker. Half Dome requires a long uphill hike at altitude followed by a final 400 foot ascent up the side of the dome using steel cables. Since 1997, we’ve guided groups along every step of this exhilarating experience. Our catalog of Yosemite trips includes several backpacking trips that summit Half Dome, as well as our signature Half Dome in a Day Trip. These trips are among our most popular adventures, and for good reason! (All Lasting Adventures trips including required permits.)
In addition to offering multiple Half Dome backpacking trips, our Yosemite trips 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.
These trips explore some of our guides’ favorite parts of the park, including Sawtooth Ridge, Mt. Hoffman and the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne. If you’re looking for a truly unique Yosemite backpacking trip experience, these tours are for you.