Our Yosemite Introductory Backpacking Trip is a great option for novice backpackers and families looking to experience the wonders of hiking and camping in Yosemite’s breathtaking wilderness. Daily backpacking mileages are generally shorter than on other more demanding trips and there are plenty of opportunities to explore with just lightweight day packs once we are out in the backcountry. Hike along snow-fed streams and rivers up to alpine lakes, through wildflower meadows and climb to breathtaking vantage points offering unsurpassed views of the Sierra Nevada. Spend your nights camped beneath star-studded skies and sharing stories around the campfire. Our expert Yosemite hiking guides will handle all the details and ensure you of the backcountry experience of a lifetime.
Specific itineraries vary for these trips and are based on a number of factors including group interest and fitness, desired hike length (number of days), time of year and permit availability. You can book custom itineraries, working one on one with our trip specialists, or join an existing trip with available spaces.