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Learn to Backpack at Yosemite

Learn to Backpack at Yosemite

Learn to Backpack

Join other learners on this two-day trip for a great introduction to backpacking.  Instruction will be provided on all aspects of backpacking and wilderness use. We will hike 3-4 miles to a wonderful spot, where we will make camp, learn and enjoy the peaceful outdoors.

Price: 250.00 per person, with 4 or more in the group.  (custom rates apply for groups less than 4)

*Rates include, tent, sleeping bag, pad and backpack as well as all meals on the trail.
2015 Dates-
May 9 - 10, May 24 - 25, May 30 - 31, June 20 - 21, September 12 - 13

Make a reservation for a Learn To Backpack trip by giving us a call at (209) 372-8344.

View the YMS activity deposit and cancellation policy.

Custom Backpacking Trips

Would you like a trip of your very own?  Unable to find a group trip that fits your schedule or interests?  We can design a backpacking vacation to suit your objectives and desires, or help you outfit the trip of your choice. Call our office for more information, ideas and suggestions at (209) 372-8344.


  • 1 person            $290* per day
  • 2 people            $172* each per day 
  • 3 people            $145* each per day 
  • 4+ people          $140* each per day 
* Rates include permits and backpacking meals as well as use of our tents, stoves and water filters.