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Yosemite Hiking Tours & Backpacking Trips

When you choose Wildland Trekking as your Yosemite experts, our professional guides will take you to a world above and beyond what you could have ever imagined. Check out our array of Yosemite guided hikes and trekking tours to find the best choice for you. 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
Best of Yosemite 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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About Our Yosemite Hikes

Yosemite National Park has more than 800 miles of hiking trails to explore, and we're here to show you the very best that this world-renowned location has to offer.

Whether you want to take your family on an easy day hike through Taft Point and Sentinel Dome or you wish to make a more arduous backpacking journey to the top of some of the most beautiful mountains in the world, we will guide you on an adventure you won't soon forget. You'll view breathtaking waterfalls, endless meadows, and even the largest living organisms of all time — the Giant Sequoias.

Join hikers from all over the world on the well-traversed trails or take the roads less traveled and experience the stunning natural beauty of high mountain lakes in solitude. Yosemite has it all, and we want to help you experience it. Our Yosemite Guided Hikes and Backpacking Trips.

Our Eastern Sierra and Yosemite backpacking trips are sure to delight any outdoor enthusiast who's up for a little more of a challenge than a light hike can offer. Escape the day-trip crowds and enjoy yourself while our team takes care of all the little details. We provide you with the food, equipment and expertise you need to enjoy your four- to seven-day adventure exploring the famous trails and vast regions of Yosemite.

For those looking for a less strenuous vacation, we offer an array of alternative guided hikes to meet your needs as you cross Yosemite off your bucket list:

  • Day trip hikes: Take your family for a few hours of fun and excitement as you maximize your time in Yosemite.
  • Portered hikes: Sleep under the stars and enjoy the stunning terrain without a backpack weighing you down.
  • Basecamp hiking tours: Set up camp in an established campground and enjoy a series of extraordinary day hikes.
  • Inn-based hiking tours: Enjoy the full vacation experience as you enjoy guided hikes throughout the day and a warm bed at a historic lodging at night.

On all of our tours, our experienced and upbeat guides will be with you every step of the way to tell you more about Yosemite's rich history and geology and answer your questions about the area.

Contact Wildland Trekking for Your Yosemite Adventure

Looking for a gorgeous hiking spot for you and your family, but not sure where to begin? Look no further than Wildland Trekking and our all-inclusive Yosemite tours.

At Wildland Trekking, we take the guesswork out of your vacation planning. Our experts are here to help you choose the right trail based on your needs, outfit you with top-of-the-line gear, provide you with fantastic meals, and ease any worries you might have so that you can relax and enjoy yourself on your Yosemite adventure.

Need more information or have a question for our team? Contact us today to start your once-in-a-lifetime hiking experience.

Why Join a Guided Hike in Yosemite?

One of the world's most popular and famous national parks, Yosemite offers a staggering amount of hiking options and, along with those, also its share of summer crowds. A guided Yosemite hiking trip or Yosemite backpacking tour is an option to go with experts who know the best trails, the must-see highlights, and how to minimize (as much as possible) the impact of crowds on your experience. Also, you can travel with only your clothes and personal belongings and allow us to take care of gear, permits, local transportation, food...etc. so you can focus 100% on enjoying your Yosemite hike!

Yosemite Hiking Tour or Backpacking Trip?

A question we get a lot is whether to enjoy Yosemite on a backpacking trip, or some other sort of hiking vacation like a portered hike, inn-based tour, basecamp tour, or day hike. The primary question to answer is whether you want to challenge yourself with a heavier backpack and more adventurous trip - if the answer is yes, then a Yosemite backpacking trip is the way to go. If the answer is no, then a portered trip offers the ability to still experience Yosemite's backcountry without the heavier backpack; inn-based and basecamp tours offer wonderful Yosemite hiking vacation packages; and day hikes are a way to optimize a day or two at the Park!

When Should I Hike Yosemite?

Yosemite is one of those unique national parks that are great 4 season destinations. Spring offers lush vegetation, thin crowds, and thundering waterfalls from snowmelt. Summer is the time of year to explore both Yosemite Valley and the high country, which by then has melted out from the winter snowpack, however it is also the busiest time of year to hike Yosemite. Fall is magical in the Sierras with diminished crowds, wonderful temperatures, and active wildlife. Winter is a peaceful time with plenty of great hiking and snowshoeing options in Yosemite Valley and the high country.