Experience Yosemite National Park

Experience Yosemite National Park


Find Your Season, Pick Your Adventures

Yosemite National Park is the ultimate outdoor playground—year round. Warm months are typically filled with sunny days that welcome legendary hikes and breathtaking views. Wintertime blankets Yosemite in snow, creating the perfect landscape for skiing, skating and snowshoeing. Every season has its not-to-be missed highlights—which is why so many visitors come back time and time again.


Summer Activities

Hiking

No trip to Yosemite would be complete without a hike through some of North America’s most spectacular wilderness—on your own or with an experienced guide.

Half Dome Cables

Once declared “unclimbable” Half Dome is now summited annually by thousands of park visitors—thanks to the cables that serve as handrails as you climb.

Guided Interpretive Walks

Led by Park Rangers, guided walks are set at a leisurely pace and a great way to see see all the highlights at Yosemite, and learn about plant and animal life.

Climbing School

Taught by the professional guides from the Yosemite Mountaineering School & Guide Service, lessons are ideal for first-timers and experts.

Backpacking Trips

Joni a guided backpacking trip starting from Tuolumne Meadows or another area of the park — or create a custom trip designed for your group’s specific interests.

High Sierra Camp Trips

Set out on a multi-day guided backpacking trip that will take you from one High Camp to the next—where you’ll enjoy a hearty dinner and settle in to your canvas tent cabin.

Biking

Whether you brought your own bicycle or want to rent from our fleet, exploring on two wheels is one of the best ways to see Yosemite.

Rafting

Rent one of our rafts and spend the afternoon floating calmly down the river.

High Sierra Camp Pack & Saddle Trips

Visitors who’ve been awarded a reservation at the High Sierra Camp through the lottery can apply for guided mule trips to the five High Sierra Camps.

Photography

Yosemite’s Ansel Adams Photography Workshops will teach you about your camera, suggest locations and give you tips for capturing Yosemite at its finest.


Winter Activities

Ice Skating

With striking views of half Dome and Glacier Point, our outdoor skating rink is a family-friendly destination with a fire pit and warming hut.

Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding

Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area Ski Area offers Alpine (downhill) skiing, rentals and lessons with trails perfect for skiers of all levels and a challenging terrain park.

Cross-Country Skiing

You’ll find some of the world’s most beautiful groomed cross-country skiing trails at Yosemite–Including the famous 21-mile round-trip to Glacier Point Ski Hut.

Snowshoeing

Venture off on your own—or join a guided tour on snowshoes, where you’ll see the best of Yosemite in the winter.

Snow Tubing

Snow tubing is the perfect way to bring your family together for a fun afternoon of sliding down the mountain.