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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK 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 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!!

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View from Glacier point to half dome on one of our Yosemite backpacking trips
View from Glacier point to half dome on one of our Yosemite backpacking trips
Glacier Point to Half Dome

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Strenuous

Trip Length:

4 Days
Sunset on one of our Yosemite Backpacking Trips from Clouds Rest to Half Dome
Sunset on one of our Yosemite Backpacking Trips from Clouds Rest to Half Dome
Cathedral Lakes to Clouds Rest & Half Dome

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Difficulty:

Strenuous

Trip Length:

5 Days
One of our Yosemite backpacking trips from Tuolumne to Half Dome
One of our Yosemite backpacking trips from Tuolumne to Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows to Half Dome

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Moderate-Strenuous

Trip Length:

6 Days
EXPLORE OUR YOSEMITE BACKPACKING TRIPS OFFERINGS
EXPLORE OUR YOSEMITE BACKPACKING TRIPS OFFERINGS
Yosemite Icons Backpacking

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Moderate-Strenuous

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5 Days
View of May Lake from one of our Yosemite Backpacking Trips
View of May Lake from one of our Yosemite Backpacking Trips
May Lake to Snow Creek

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Difficulty:

Moderate

Trip Length:

4 Days
view from one of our Yosemite Guided Backpacking Tours
view from one of our Yosemite Guided Backpacking Tours
Amazing Sunsets

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Easy-Moderate

Trip Length:

5 Days
Hidden Yosemite Backpacking Trips Views
Hidden Yosemite Backpacking Trips Views
Hidden Yosemite Backpacking Trip

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Difficulty:

Strenuous

Trip Length:

6 Days
View from our Yosemite Backpacking trips to the grand Canyon of the tuolumne
View from our Yosemite Backpacking trips to the grand Canyon of the tuolumne
Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne

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Difficulty:

Strenuous

Trip Length:

5 Days
View from one of Our Yosemite Backpacking trips
View from one of Our Yosemite Backpacking trips
Alpine Lakes and Summits

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Moderate-Strenuous

Trip Length:

5 Days
Yosemite Yoga Retreat
Yosemite Yoga Retreat
Yosemite Yoga Retreat

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Difficulty:

Moderate

Trip Length:

3 Days
View from our Yosemite Backpacking Trips Founders Fall Adventure
View from our Yosemite Backpacking Trips Founders Fall Adventure
Founders Fall Adventure

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Moderate-Strenuous

Trip Length:

6 Days

HALF DOME YOSEMITE BACKPACKING TRIPS

Summiting Half Dome is a Yosemite rite of passage, and we’ve spent the past 25 years guiding groups along every step this exhilarating experience. Our catalog of Yosemite backpacking trips includes several trips that summit Half Dome. These trips are among our most popular backpacking adventures, and for good reason! (All trips including required permits.)

Hiking Half Dome should be so much more than a summit-charge. Break away from the rat race and enjoy all the lakes, granite, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, streams, animals, trees, sunsets, rangers, friends and campfires Yosemite has to offer. Your Half Dome backpacking trip awaits!

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View from Glacier point to half dome on one of our Yosemite backpacking trips
View from Glacier point to half dome on one of our Yosemite backpacking trips
Glacier Point to Half Dome
Looking for an incredible Yosemite backpacking trip that summits Half Dome? This unforgettable adventure starts at Glacier Point and traverses some of the park's most beautiful backcountry en route to the Half Dome summit.

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Difficulty:

Strenuous

Trip Length:

4 Days
Sunset on one of our Yosemite Backpacking Trips from Clouds Rest to Half Dome
Sunset on one of our Yosemite Backpacking Trips from Clouds Rest to Half Dome
Cathedral Lakes to Clouds Rest & Half Dome
This Yosemite backpacking trip follows one of the most iconic sections of the John Muir Trail, weaving between majestic alpine lakes to the summits of Clouds Rest and Half Dome!

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Difficulty:

Strenuous

Trip Length:

5 Days
One of our Yosemite backpacking trips from Tuolumne to Half Dome
One of our Yosemite backpacking trips from Tuolumne to Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows to Half Dome
If you’re looking to avoid the crowds and experience some of Yosemite’s most spectacular backcountry scenery, this is the Yosemite Backpacking trip for you!

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Difficulty:

Moderate-Strenuous

Trip Length:

6 Days
View from our Yosemite Backpacking Trips Founders Fall Adventure
View from our Yosemite Backpacking Trips Founders Fall Adventure
Founders Fall Adventure
Our Founder and our Operations Manager are your guides for this iconic Yosemite backpacking trip to raise funds for disadvantaged youth!

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Moderate-Strenuous

Trip Length:

6 Days

MORE YOSEMITE BACKPACKING TRIPS

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.

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EXPLORE OUR YOSEMITE BACKPACKING TRIPS OFFERINGS
Yosemite Icons Backpacking
For the hiker wanting to see it all, this Yosemite Backpacking trip offers stunning views of Yosemite’s most famous landmarks from rarely seen perspectives.

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Moderate-Strenuous

Trip Length:

5 Days
View of May Lake from one of our Yosemite Backpacking Trips
View of May Lake from one of our Yosemite Backpacking Trips
May Lake to Snow Creek
This family-friendly Yosemite backpacking trip includes some of the most iconic Yosemite vistas, coupled with fun and relatively mellow hiking.

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Difficulty:

Moderate

Trip Length:

4 Days
view from one of our Yosemite Guided Backpacking Tours
view from one of our Yosemite Guided Backpacking Tours
Amazing Sunsets
During this five-day Yosemite Backpacking trip you’ll experience some of the park's most pristine wilderness locations, and the most epic sunset spots!

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Easy-Moderate

Trip Length:

5 Days
Hidden Yosemite Backpacking Trips Views
Hidden Yosemite Backpacking Trips Views
Hidden Yosemite Backpacking Trip
Many believe that the northern portion of Yosemite National Park is the last true wilderness of the Sierra Nevada. Explore all it has to offer on this Yosemite Backpacking Trip.

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Difficulty:

Strenuous

Trip Length:

6 Days
View from our Yosemite Backpacking trips to the grand Canyon of the tuolumne
View from our Yosemite Backpacking trips to the grand Canyon of the tuolumne
Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne
The Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne is a true gem in a less-visited area of Yosemite. Explore everything Tuolumne has to offer on this Yosemite Backpacking Trip

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Difficulty:

Strenuous

Trip Length:

5 Days
View from one of Our Yosemite Backpacking trips
View from one of Our Yosemite Backpacking trips
Alpine Lakes and Summits
Summit two of the park's most iconic peaks over the course of three nights in the backcountry on this Yosemite Backpacking Trip, while camping and exploring the park’s stunning alpine lakes!

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Difficulty:

Moderate-Strenuous

Trip Length:

5 Days
Yosemite Yoga Retreat
Yosemite Yoga Retreat
Yosemite Yoga Retreat
Let the stunning Sierra high country be your classroom for this three-day, high-adventure yoga retreat in Yosemite! Combines entry-level Yosemite Backpacking Trips & Yoga escape

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Difficulty:

Moderate

Trip Length:

3 Days