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YOSEMITE BACKPACKING TRIPS

Guided Yosemite Backpacking Trips

California's Yosemite National Park contains some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the world. With towering granite walls, deep blue alpine lakes, stunning vistas and cascading waterfalls, this incredible national park will blow you away! A backcountry hiking trip in Yosemite will take you away from the crowded highways so you can experience these truly grand mountains in an intimate and adventurous way.

On our trips you'll be able to focus on enjoying yourself while we take care of the details. Your guide will outfit you with gear, cook the meals, inform you about the landscapes you're hiking through, and do everything they can to make your trip an unforgettable one.

Our Yosemite hikes range from moderate 3-day hiking tours to strenuous 7-day backpacking adventures. Give us a call at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) (HIKE) or email us to learn more!

Yosemite Backpacking Tours

Trip Duration Distance Pack Weight
Snow Creek Trail - Yosemite Falls 4-5 days 24mi (38km) 25-35 lbs
Cathedral Lakes to Half Dome 5 days 23mi (37km) 25-35 lbs
Half Dome Backpack 4 days 16mi (26km) 25-35 lbs
Young Lakes and Mount Conness 4 days 22mi (34km) 25-35 lbs
High Sierra Loop 5 days 26mi (42km) 25-35 lbs
Ten Lakes Basin 5 days 21+mi (34+km) 25-35 lbs
Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne 5 days 30mi (48km) 25-35 lbs
Cathedral Range Traverse 7 days 39mi (63km) 35-45 lbs
Red Peak Pass Loop 7 days 48mi (77km) 35-45 lbs
Little Yosemite Valley 4 days 19mi (31km) 25-35 lbs
Tuolumne Meadows Backpack 5 days 23mi (37km) 25-35 lbs
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Yosemite North Rim

Yosemite North Rim

Early Season • Waterfalls • Classic Views
Backpacking Trip

4-5 days
$1010-$1250
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Yosemite's Classic Summits

Classic Summits

Famous Summits • Waterfalls • Classic Views
Backpacking Trip

5 days
$1250
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Half Dome Backpacking Trip

Half Dome

Famous Summit • Classic Views • Waterfalls
Backpacking Trip

4 days
$1010
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Young Lakes - Mount Conness
Guides Choice 2 Award

Young Lakes - Mount Conness

Classic Views • Alpine Lakes • Peak Bagging
Backpacking Trip

4 days
$1010
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High Sierra Loop
Guides Choice Award

High Sierra Loop

Alpine Hiking • Waterfalls • Classic Views
Backpacking Trip

5 days
$1250
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Ten Lakes Basin Backpacking Trip

Ten Lakes Basin

Alpine Lakes • Classic Views • Solitude
Backpacking Trip

5 days
$1250
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Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne

Grand Canyon of Tuolumne

Waterfalls • Classic Views • Wildlife
Backpacking Trip

5 days
$1250
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Yosemite Cathedral Range Trek

Cathedral Range Trek

Famous Summits • Alpine Hiking • Waterfalls
Backpacking Trip

7 days
$1615
Trip Details & Dates
Red Peak Pass Loop Backpacking Trip

Red Peak Pass Loop

Classic Views • Solitude • Alpine Trekking
Backpacking Trip

7 days
$1615
Trip Details & Dates
Yosemite North Rim

Little Yosemite Valley

Classic Views • Waterfalls • Family Friendly
Backpacking Trip

4 days
$1010
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Tuolumne Meadows Backpacking Trip

Tuolumne Meadows

Classic Views • Waterfalls • Family Friendly
Backpacking Trip

5 days
$1250
Trip Details & Dates

More Yosemite trip styles

Yosemite Portered Trips
Yosemite Portered Trips

A portered hiking and camping trip in the backcountry of Yosemite is a fantastic way to enjoy this world-class national park, get away from the crowds, soak up stunning mountain scenery, sleep under the stars, and do it all without the heavier packs of a backpacking trip. Our portered Yosemite trips are especially wonderful opportunities for families and anyone who wants to hike with a ligh day pack to explore the deeper wilderness of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Discover gushing waterfalls, expansive backcountry meadows, wildlife, sparking granite domes, and endless views!

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Basecamp Yosemite Hiking Tours
Yosemite Basecamp Tours

Our Yosemite Basecamp Hiking Tours are an opportunity explore the highlights of Yosemite on a variety of exciting, diverse tour options throughout the Park. We'll tackle what we consider to be the best hikes in Yosemite, which take us to thundering waterfalls, jaw-dropping views, towering granite monoliths, glacial-sculpted cliffs and valleys, remote mountains and more. Each evening we'll return to our comfortable camps where we'll enjoy showers, fantastic outdoor meals, campfires and relaxation.

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Inn-based Yosemite Hiking Trips
Yosemite Inn-based Tours

If you want to experience the best of Yosemite in style, these trips are for you! Our Yosemite Inn-based Hiking Tours combine the best of Yosemite with comfortable and cozy lodging in or just outside Yosemite Valley. One benefit of staying outside the Valley, or in the Valley in winter, is the peace and quite we'll have between our day hikes. The hikes, like on our basecamp tour, will take us to thundering waterfalls, jaw-dropping views, towering granite monoliths, glacial-sculpted cliffs and valleys, remote mountains and more!

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Yosemite Day Hike Tours
Yosemite Day Hikes

Yosemite is a big place, in fact a massive place with endless possibilities for sight-seeing, scenic drives, hikes and more. Maximize your visit by joining one of our guided Yosemite day hikes! Join one of our expert guides for a long, fulfulling hike through some of the best scenery in Yosemite. Enjoy the knowledge and stories your guide conveys as you hike and soak up the views. If you want to make the most of your time at Yosemite, join us for a day of hiking you'll never forget!

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More About Yosemite Backpacking


Why a Guided Trip?

Yosemite National Park is a vast wilderness with many, many backcountry hiking options. Every trip requires a backcountry permit, which is obtained 5.5 months in advance via a lottery system. Backpacking trips require significant amounts of gear, and backcountry experience is critical to make your adventure a fun and fulfilling one. Going with a backpacking guide company like Wildland Trekking gives you the opportunity to travel light, show up, have nearly everything taken care of for you, and then embark on a carefully selected itinerary that provides a world-class hiking experience of Yosemite led by an expert guide.



Choosing the Right Trip

Yosemite has an overwhelming number of backpacking route options, and we 11 trips ourselves. So how do you pick the right one? Many guests want to do Half Dome because of its iconic nature, so that's what they think of first. However, Half Dome is a unique experience that may or may not fit what you're looking for. If being around quite a few people is ok with you, and summiting Half Dome is a top priority, then our Half Dome Backpacking Trip or our Classic Summits Trek will be great choices. If you'd like a longer trip with plenty of solitude and also want to do Half Dome, then our Cathedral Range Trek is perfect for you. If getting away from people and experiencing the silence and beauty of Yosemite's wilderness is a priority, then a trip into Tuolumne Meadows, or down the Grand Canyon of the Tuoloumne, or Ten Lakes Basin, Red Peak Pass, or Mount Conness would be worth looking at. We're here 7 days a week to help you as well at 800-715-HIKE (4453)!



Why Wildland Trekking?

Wildland Trekking began in 2005 as a backpacking company. Backpacking is still a major focus, but we also provide other trip styles including portered treks, llama treks, basecamp tours, and inn-based tours. At our core, we're a backcountry guiding company and always will be, and we're expert at what we do. Our trips are all-inclusive; and our guides are carefully vetted, well-trained, and thoroughly supported with exceptional regional management and logistical teams. We've earned #1 spots on 6 national park Trip Advisor pages, and we hold solid 5-star review status at several more.



When Should I Start Planning My Adventure?

We recommend beginning to play your trip approximately 4 months beforehand. Because of the limited number of backpacking permits awarded through the lottery system, and the high demand for guided backpacking trips in Yosemite, our trips tend to fill up quickly. Of course, there are often last-minute spots available, so if you didn't make the 4-month mark don't worry! There's still a great chance of getting on a world-class Yosemite adventure.