Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite Hiking Tours & Backpacking Trips

Yosemite National Park is a dream hiking destination, and offers an amazing array of hikes that range from long, remote backpacking trips to exciting single day treks through Yosemite Valley. We offer all of the above in the form of Yosemite backpacking trips, porterered Yosemite trips, inn-based Yosemite hiking tours, basecamp Yosemite tours and Yosemite day hikes.

Discover a mountain landscape defined by towering granite monoliths carved and polished by ancient glaciers; waterfalls plunging thousands of feet over sheer cliffs; rushing creeks and rivers; forests of giant trees; and vast above-treeline terrain with glacial morraine, alpine meadows, towering peaks and crystal clear lakes.

Yosemite Hiking Tours

Yosemite Backpacking Trips

Trip Duration Distance Pack Weight
Yosemite Valley's North Rim 4-5 days 24mi (38km) 25-35 lbs
Classic Summits 5 days 23mi (37km) 25-35 lbs
Half Dome 4 days 16mi (26km) 25-35 lbs
Young Lakes - 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 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 5 days 23mi (37km) 25-35 lbs

Yosemite Portered Trips

Trip Duration Distance Pack Weight
Portered Snow Creek 4 or 5 days 18+mi (29+km) 10 lbs
Portered Mount Conness 4 days 21mi (34km) 10 lbs
Portered Tuolumne Meadows 4 days 20mi (32km) 10 lbs

Yosemite Basecamp Tours

Trip Duration Distance Pack Weight
Yosemite Basecamp Hiking Tour 5 days 26+mi (42+km) 10 lbs
Spring Basecamp Hiking Tour 4 days 20+mi (32+km) 10 lbs

Yosemite Inn-based Tours

Trip Duration Distance Pack Weight
Yosemite Inn-based Hiking Tour 5 days 26+mi (42+km) 10 lbs
Yosemite in Winter Tour 4 days 20+mi (32+km) 10 lbs

Yosemite Day Hike Tours

Trip Duration Distance Pack Weight
Clouds Rest Day Hike 10-12 hours 14mi (23km) 10 lbs
Vernal and Nevada Falls 4-6 hours 5.4mi (8.7km) 10 lbs
Panorama Trail 5-7 hours 8.5mi (13.7km) 10 lbs
Upper Yosemite Falls 5-7 hours 7.2mi (11.6km) 10 lbs
Cathedral Lakes 4-6 hours 7mi (11.3km) 10 lbs
Mariposa Grove 2-4 hours 2.7mi (4.4km) 10 lbs
Taft Point - Sentinel Dome 4-6 hours 5mi (8km) 10 lbs

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Why Hike Yosemite with Us?

1. 5-star Review Status on Trip Advisor
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With more than 500 guests joining our Yosemite hiking tours and guided Yosemite backpacking trips annually, we have a proven track record of providing quality trips that exceed our guests' expectations. We have 5-star status in Yosemite on Trip Advisor: click here to see our Trip Advisor page. You can read additional guest comments on our Wildland Trekking Reviews and Facebook pages.

2. Exceptional Certified Yosemite Guides
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Our commitment is to hire and train the best Yosemite guides in the industry (this includes Yosemite backpacking guides and Yosemite hiking guides). To ensure this we seek out career-minded guides, hire them as employees, comply with all labor laws, conduct extensive staff trainings, and require current medical and professional certifications. In addition to technical competency and credentials, we also require excellent people skills. These extraordinary men and women have the ability to turn a great Yosemite get-away into an unforgettable, inspiring - and sometimes truly life changing - adventure. We invite you to read more about them - including reviews for each guide - on our Meet Our Team page.

3. Fantastic Meals and Top of the Line Gear
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To provide fantastic food to our guests we customize our menus based on the preferences of the group, and we do not use dehydrated backpacking meals - you can expect abundant, delicious food to fuel and motivate you on your Yosemite guided backpacking trip or Yosemite hiking adventure! We also regularly accommodate specialty diets.

Gear must be optimally dependable, durable and functional, so we purchase from only the best outdoor gear companies like Osprey, Black Diamond, and MSR. Our Yosemite trips include equipment with a retail value of up to $1,000 per guest.

4. Comprehensive Risk Management
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Safety on our Yosemite tours is the number one priority. All Yosemite hiking guides and Yosemite backpacking guides are certified Wilderness First Responders or EMTs, and each carries a field-issued first aid kit, comprehensive list of medical protocols, and a state-of-the-art emergency communication device. We also have a 24-hour on-call line that our staff, guests, and family members of guests can call any time (literally) to speak with a company representative.

5. All-inclusive Tours
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Some Yosemite tour companies don't provide sleeping bags, sleeping pads, backpacks and other items, or they charge "gear rental" fees for use of these items - on our trips those items are fully included in the trip price. What about meals, permit fees and transportation fees? All totally included on our Yosemite hiking trips and Yosemite guided backpacking trips. (Some day hikes meet in Grand Canyon National Park and do not include transportation.)

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"Exceeded all expectations! Thank you Cody for ultra-professionalism, pure fun and positive outlook and energy! We experienced every weather condition! Our fearless leader Cody was calm, cautious, prepared & organized. The food he cooked was great & also our tents&backpacks!" - Laurie C.

"My trek on the High Sierra Loop consisted of four solo hikers. Before the trip, I had never pitched a tent or visited backcountry of any sort, but I was up for the challenge! I followed the packet closely and set out for the trip of a lifetime! Our guide, Wes Newbury, made sure everyone was comfortable with the equipment and able to keep up. He explained the flora and fauna, along with Yosemite history and conservation/preservation efforts. His dedication to preserving nature at its finest is contagious! By the end of the trip, I felt like I had accomplished a true feat - emotionally, mentally and physically. Without a doubt, I will be booking another trip with Wildland Trekking." - Crystal R.

"Wildland Trekking provided an awesome hike to haft dome. It was very well planned with outstanding views, an experienced professional guide, great equipment and plenty of delicious food. Well done!" - Kirby K.