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!
Top Yosemite Backpacking Tours
- Guides Choice - High Sierra Loop
- Top Early Season - Yosemite Valley North Rim
- Most Popular - Classic Summits Trek
- Most Famous Trip - Half Dome
- Best Half Dome Alternate - Young Lakes-Mount Conness
- Most Adventurous - Cathedral Range Trek
- Most Family-friendly - Tuolumne Meadows
- Best Fall Trip - Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne
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.