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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, Yosemite 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 guided Yosemite backpacking 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!

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Yosemite North Rim
Yosemite North Rim
Early Season • Waterfalls • Classic Views
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty:
Duration: 4-5 days
Per Person: $1010-$1250
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Yosemite's Classic Summits
Classic Summits
Famous Summits • Waterfalls • Classic Views
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty:
Duration: 5 days
Per Person: $1250
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Half Dome Backpacking Trip
Half Dome
Famous Summit • Classic Views • Waterfalls
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty:
Duration: 4 days
Per Person: $1010
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Young Lakes - Mount Conness
Guides Choice 2 Award
Young Lakes - Mount Conness
Classic Views • Alpine Lakes • Peak Bagging
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty:
Duration: 4 days
Per Person: $1010
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High Sierra Loop
Guides Choice Award
High Sierra Loop
Alpine Hiking • Waterfalls • Classic Views
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty:
Duration: 5 days
Per Person: $1250
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Ten Lakes Basin Backpacking Trip
Ten Lakes Basin
Alpine Lakes • Classic Views • Solitude
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty:
Duration: 5 days
Per Person: $1250
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Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne
Grand Canyon of Tuolumne
Waterfalls • Classic Views • Wildlife
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty:
Duration: 5 days
Per Person: $1250
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Yosemite Cathedral Range Trek
Cathedral Range Trek
Famous Summits • Alpine Hiking • Waterfalls
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty:
Duration: 7 days
Per Person: $1615
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Red Peak Pass Loop Backpacking Trip
Red Peak Pass Loop
Classic Views • Solitude • Alpine Trekking
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty:
Duration: 7 days
Per Person: $1615
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Yosemite North Rim
Little Yosemite Valley
Classic Views • Waterfalls • Family Friendly
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty:
Duration: 4 days
Per Person: $1010
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Tuolumne Meadows Backpacking Trip
Tuolumne Meadows
Classic Views • Waterfalls • Family Friendly
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty:
Duration: 5 days
Per Person: $1250
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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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Why a Guided Yosemite Backpacking Trip?

Yosemite National Park is a vast wilderness with many, many backpacking trip 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 guests the opportunity to travel light, show up, have nearly everything taken care of for them, and then embark on a carefully selected itinerary that provides a world-class hiking experience of Yosemite led by an expert guide.



Why Wildland Trekking for My Yosemite Backpacking Trip?

Wildland Trekking began in 2005 as a backpacking company. Backpacking is still our #1 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 backpacking company and always will be, and we're expert at what we do. Our Yosemite backpacking trips are all-inclusive; and our Yosemite backpacking 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 Yosemite Backpacking 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 backpacking adventure.