El Capitan Traverse
Yosemite Valley, CA4.8 (4 reviews)
- Stand on El Capitan
- Iconic Views
- Creekside Camps
- 2425' High Yosemite Falls
- 4 or 5 Day Options
- Natural & Cultural History
This Yosemite backpacking trip is a chance to traverse North America’s most iconic cliff, which is famously the setting for the rock climbing film “Free Solo.” You’ll stand on top of two of Yosemite National Park’s most famous features: El Capitan itself and Yosemite Falls (a 2,425 feet tall waterfall.) On the 5-day trip we add North Dome as well! This trip is a full experience of the majesty of Yosemite, and is a great spring, summer and fall trip. We camp next to pristine creeks thousands of feet above the valley floor and soak up world-class views of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome and the snow-capped peaks of the high country. If you’re looking for views, exhilarating hiking and an overall memorable adventure, this trip is a great choice. Call us at 800-715-HIKE (4453) 7 days a week to book a spot or learn more!
$1595 Per Person
$1900 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
This trek is between a Level 3 and 4 difficulty, tending slightly toward 4. It follows well maintained trails and includes a Day 1 hike of 8 miles with an ascent of 3300 feet. This day is the most difficult of the trip. The final day descends over 3000 feet along switchbacks on a well maintained trail.
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PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 35-45 lb backpack for 6-8 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on lightly rugged terrain
- Hiking with occasional, moderate heights exposure
SOLITUDE LEVEL 3
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Yosemite backpacking trip a solitude 2. You can expect as much as an hour of solitude at a time.
Travel in perfect company by booking a private trip exclusively for your group!
Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2.5
- 3 People: Rate x 1.75
- 4 People: Rate x 1.25
- 5+ People: Rate x 1.15
*all rates are per person