CLIMB A PEAK – FISH A HIGH COUNTRY LAKE – PHOTOGRAPH A SIERRA SUNSET!
Create the ultimate Yosemite adventure with our private, all-inclusive backpacking trips personally
designed to fit your needs and expectations. Whether you are looking for a relaxing overnight
adventure for your family or a rugged 30 mile back country experience, our passionate and skilled
naturalist guides can deliver!
Our intimate knowledge of Yosemite and the surrounding areas allows us
to craft an adventure that is unique, memorable and customized to fit your exact goals. Our two day
trips along the Tuolumne River and through Yosemite’s High Country, Hetch Hetchy or the rim of the
famed Yosemite Valley can focus on various outdoor activities and are suitable
for all experience levels.
Types of overnight trips available include:
Back Country Hiking: Fully customizable private trips with our experienced naturalist guides range from 6-30 miles (over two days) and highlight some of the most iconic and the least visited areas of Yosemite!
Professional Fly Fishing: Great for novice or experienced fly fishermen who want to experience the ultimate serenity and beauty of Yosemite’s remote lakes and rivers combined with one-on-one instruction from knowledgeable veteran guides.
Professional Landscape Photography: Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature while receiving one-on-one instruction with professional photographer, biologist, and naturalist guide Robb Hirsch during this unforgettable overnight photography workshop.
Whitewater Rafting: Join our partners, Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions and Sierra Mac River Trips, for the ultimate overnight rafting experience relaxing on the sandy beaches of the Tuolumne River between two exciting days of rafting class IV whitewater rapids!
Here are a Few of our favorite Back Country Hiking Trips:
- Kibbie Lake - 8-15 miles round trip. With mild temperatures, sandy beaches and a breathtaking
glaciated landscape, gentle hike in Northeastern Yosemite is a top pick for families!
- Rancheria Falls - 13 miles round trip. This easy hike along the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is not
only perfect for beginner backpackers, it hosts breathtaking scenery, unique flora & fauna, three
spectacular waterfalls, and an inviting campground to call home for the night!
- Pohona Trail - 13 miles round trip, High above the famed Yosemite Valley with views of the
iconic Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls, this moderate 13 mile trail along Yosemite
Valley’s South Rim is the best way to get big views without big crowds!
- Young Lakes - 16.5 miles round trip, Nestled between the rocky ridges of Ragged Peak and Mt.
Conness, this subalpine destination offers the ultimate in High Country camping with crystal
Click here for a detailed trip outline.
Our private overnight trips have limited capacity and should be reserved in advance. Please call our Recreation Department at (209) 379-2606 x140, email us, or send a Recreation Request.
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