YOSEMITE HIKING TOURS
Whether you love spectacular mountain views or incredible waterfalls, Yosemite has something for everyone!
Explore the best of Yosemite on a guided hiking or backpacking adventure! 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!
We offer a variety of ways to enjoy this amazing national park on foot. We offer Yosemite backpacking trips, portered trips, camping-based tours, inn-based tours, and day hikes. All of our trips are all-inclusive so you can focus 100% on enjoying all Yosemite has to offer!
Top Yosemite Trips
TOP YOSEMITE HIKING TOURS
- Top Early Season – Yosemite Valley North Rim
- Most Popular – Classic Summits Trek
- Most Famous Trip – Half Dome
- Guides Choice – High Sierra Loop
- Most Family-friendly – Yosemite Valley Basecamp Tour
- Most Adventurous – Wonders of Yosemite
- Best Half Dome Alternative – High Sierra Summit
- Best Fall Trip – Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne
- Top Inn-based – Best of Yosemite Tour
- Top Camping – Yosemite High Country Basecamp Tour
- Top Day Hike – Clouds Rest
Yosemite Hiking Tours Trip Styles
All Yosemite Hiking Tours Trips (30 results)
Yosemite North Rim
Best of Yosemite Inn Based Tour
Yosemite High Country Basecamp Tour
El Capitan Traverse
High Sierra Summit
Yosemite Autocamp Summer Tour
Half Dome Backpack
Classic Summits of Yosemite
Heart of Yosemite Backpack
High Sierra Loop
Yosemite Valley Basecamp Tour
Glacial Basin Thru Hike
WHY HIKE YOSEMITE
1. EXCEPTIONAL ONLINE REVIEWS
With more than 500 guests joining our Yosemite guided hikes each year (and more than 10,000 joining Wildland hiking and backpacking tours company-wide), we have earned an exceptional online reputation for providing outdoor adventures that exceed guests’ expectations. Our guests have given us 5-star status on the Yosemite National Park Trip Advisor page. You can also check us out on Yelp, Google, Facebook and Trust Pilot to read more reviews!
3. FANTASTIC MEALS AND TOP OF THE LINE GEAR
Meals from breakfast the first day through lunch the last day are included on all of Wildland Trekking’s guided Yosemite hikes. Guests regularly give rave reviews about our meals, which are prepared using real and fresh ingredients. We can accommodate nearly any dietary restrictions and specialty diets, including gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan and paleo. Some diets may require an additional fee. Nearly gear on our trips is provided and from premier, top-of-the-line manufacturers.
5. ALL-INCLUSIVE TOURS
We feel strongly that providing as much as possible for our guests is the best thing for them. One of the great benefits of joining a guided Yosemite backpacking trip or hiking tour is not having to worry about much. For this reason we provide almost meals, almost all gear, local transportation, permits and reservations and more.
WHY HIKE YOSEMITE
2. FANTASTIC HIKING GUIDES
At Wildland we go to great lengths to hire the right people, train them well, support them to be their best, and to generally create a culture of excellence, professionalism and integrity. In Yosemite specifically, our guides are very knowledgeable about the incredible glacial and geologic history of the Park as well as the human and ecological components. Our team is expert with all aspects of Yosemite hiking and backpacking. We are also, to our knowledge, the only hiking and backpacking company in Yosemite that complies with all California labor laws.
4. SAFETY IS #1 PRIORITY
Yosemite, like all of Wildland Trekking’s destinations, is a national park with plenty of natural hazards. We take these dangers very seriously and go to great lengths to make sure safety is also our top priority. All guides are certified Wilderness First Responders or EMTs, and are trained on Wildland’s field and medical protocols. All trips travel with a satellite phone or GPS emergency locator (sometimes both) and extensive, company-issued first aid kits. We have a 24-hour emergency line that guides, guests and family members can call at any time to connect with a Wildland manager.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOSEMITE TRIPS
ARE THERE GUIDED HIKES IN YOSEMITE?
Yosemite is one of the best places in the USA to join a guided hike. With a quality guide company, you can beat the crowds, explore more of the Park, make the most of your time in Yosemite, and learn about the amazing history of not just Yosemite, but also the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. On a multi-day guided Yosemite hike, you can enjoy having all of the details (permits, reservations, gear, meals, transportation…etc.) taken care of for you so you can focus 100% on soaking up the magic of America’s third national park.
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 to 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 Sierras, we will guide you on a trekking adventure you won’t soon forget! You’ll see breathtaking waterfalls, endless meadows, wildlife, amazing glacial history, and possibly 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, stunning alpine basins, soaring peaks and more in solitude. Yosemite has it all, and we want to help you experience it.
yosemite guided hikes and backpacking trips
Our Eastern Sierra and Yosemite backpacking tours 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 pesky details. We provide permits, food, equipment and the expertise you need to enjoy your four- to seven-day adventure on the famous trails and vast wilderness of Yosemite.
yosemite tours with light backpacks
For those looking for a less strenuous vacation, we offer an array of guided hiking packages to meet your needs as you cross Yosemite off your bucket list:
- 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.
- Day trip hikes: Take your family for a few hours of fun and excitement as you maximize your time in Yosemite.
On all of our tours, our knowledgeable, professional 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.
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 adventure.
YOSEMITE HIKING TOUR OR BACKPACKING TRIP?
A question we get a lot is whether to join a Yosemite 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 in this regard is whether you want to challenge yourself with a heavier backpack and more adventurous trip? If the answer is yes, then a 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 hiking vacation packages with lodging or tent accommodations; and day hikes are an excellent 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 this amazing national park. 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.
WHY JOIN A GUIDED HIKE?
One of the world’s most popular and famous national parks, Yosemite offers a staggering number of trekking options and, along with those, also its fair share of summer crowds. A guided hiking trip or backpacking tour is an option to go with experts who know the best trails, the must-see highlights, and how to minimize 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 national park hike!
OTHER AMAZING CALIFORNIA TREKKING DESTINATIONS
There are many world class California hiking destinations. The first one worth mentioning is the stunning wilderness of the Sierra Nevadas outside national parks. The Eastern Sierras especially are a high country paradise with profoundly great trekking and backpacking options. These mountains are dotted with alpine lakes, beautiful creeks and streams, soaring granite peaks and more.
Another worthy mention is Death Valley National Park. Death Valley is a wonderful winter destination, as it’s a low elevation desert environment. We offer multiple tours in Death Valley, ranging from inn-based tours, camping tours and backpacking trips, all of which are some of our most popular winter trips.
Two more amazing California destinations are Joshua Tree National Park and the Lost Coast. Joshua Tree, like Death Valley, is part of the Mojave Desert and so is a fantastic winter, spring and fall destination. The Lost Coast, a wild area bordering the Pacific Ocean in Northern California, offers a spectacular coastal backpacking trip with black sand beaches, waterfalls, wildlife and dramatic scenery.
yosemite visitor information
tips for visiting yosemite
- VISITING YOSEMITE: Learn about Yosemite’s top highlights, best hikes, best tours, visiting in winter and a lot more!
- ULTIMATE GUIDE TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK: This is a blog post written by Wildland staff to help visitors make the most of their visit to Yosemite.
- WHEN TO VISIT YOSEMITE: Get information on every month of the year and find out which one will work best for you.
- 10 MUST SEE YOSEMITE HIGHLIGHTS: There are 10 highlights you can’t miss in Yosemite – see them here.
- TOP YOSEMITE TOURS: Learn about the best tours to do, including hikes, backpacking trips, helicopter tours, climbing and more.
- BEST YOSEMITE HIKES: Check out our list of recommended hikes to do in Yosemite.
- TOP WINTER HIKES IN YOSEMITE: Winter is a spectacular but unique season – learn the best hikes to do in the snowy months.
- WHAT TO SEE IN YOSEMITE IN ONE DAY: Find out everything you need to know to make the most one day in this national park.
- HOW TO HIKE HALF DOME: Get professional advice on hiking to the top of California’s most famous summit – Half Dome!
- YOSEMITE BACKPACKING PERMITS: Learn about the backpacking permit process which allows backcountry camping.