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Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is closed until spring 2017 - The Mariposa Grove is closed for a restoration project. More

Increase in incidence of plague in western United States in 2015 - Plague, which is carried by infected rodents and their fleas, was detected in rodents and fleas at Crane Flat, Tuolumne Meadows, and Tamarack Flat Campgrounds. The park treated these areas; risk of exposure remains low. Don't touch or feed wildlife More

The Yosemite Backpacker

Yosemite Hiking & Camping

Yosemite Guided Hikes
It goes without saying that Yosemite National Park provides one of the world's most phenomenal backdrops for hiking and exploration. You can journey with our guides on a variety of day hikes ranging from a few hours in length to full day trips to the top of Half Dome.  Interested in overnight backpacking?  Sign up for our group backpacking trips, or have our Yosemite hiking and camping experts design a custom backpacking trip just for your group.  High Sierra Camps provide tremendous access to the Yosemite backcountry without the need to carry a big pack, just carry your essentials and then enjoy a hot meal prepared by our staff and take advantage of our tent cabins.

  • Group Hikes – A wide variety of Yosemite hiking trips to accommodate everyone.  Includes a Bike-to-Hike excursion.
  • Custom Day Hikes – Allows us more freedom to plan a trip just for you or your group.  We guide Half Dome.
  • Half Dome Hike - Permits available for a limited number of dates.
  • Overnight Backpacking Trips – A range of group and custom Yosemite camping trips available
  • Learn to Backpack Trips – An overnight trip focusing on learning the skills you will need to backpack on your own.
  • Camping – General information about camping opportunities in the Park

For guided hiking reservations, call (209) 372-8344, to talk to us in the Mountaineering School.

View the YMS activity deposit and cancellation policy.

For camping reservations or information, call (877) 444-6777 or visit the NPS website.

YMS is proudly sponsored by Mountain Hardwear. As an innovative company, Mountain Hardwear provides us with high quality sleeping bags, backpacks and tents for our program, as well as uniforms for our guides. To learn more about Mountain Hardwear, visit