Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing


Snowshoeing for Everyone

Snowshoeing for Everyone

During the winter months, snowshoeing is an absolute highlight of any trip to Yosemite National Park. In the past decade, snowshoes have become lighter and easier to use than ever—made with aircraft-grade aluminum and bindings that allow them to fit comfortably over ordinary winter boots. All you need is a little patience when you get started and a moderate level of fitness. Snowshoeing is an excellent activity for Park visitors all ages.

Rental Rates

All Day $22.50
Half Day $19.50

Snowshoeing Trail Information


Guided Snowshoe Hikes

Join the Yosemite Mountaineering School and Guide Service on an epic day of snowshoeing through Yosemite's winter wonderland. Our professional guides will lead you through meadows, fir and pine forests on the way to one of Yosemite's most breath-taking views, Dewey Point, located at the rim of the valley. From this vista, Yosemite's icons can be seen: El Capitan, Half Dome, Mt. Hoffman, Mt. Conness and the Clark Range. Due to the distance and duration of the snowshoe walk, children will need to be at least 12 years of age and accompanied by an adult.

Reservations

Make reservations at the Tour & Activity Desk 209.372.1240 located in the lobby of Yosemite Valley Lodge, the Concierge Desk at The Majestic Yosemite Hotel or by calling the Nordic Center directly at 209.372.8444.

Days Offered

Sunday & Wednesday

Check the Yosemite Guide for specific dates

Time 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location Meet at the Nordic Center at the Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area
Cost

$60.00 
(Includes snowshoe rental)

$50.00
(Without snowshoe rental)

Group Size Limit 10 people

For a few days when the moon is full each month, our naturalist guides offer a Full Moon Snowshoe Walk in the evenings at the Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area. With the full moon above reflecting off the snow below, this is a magical time in Yosemite. No experience is required. Tickets and information available at any tour & activity desk. 

Reservations

Make reservations at the Tour & Activity Desk 209.372.1240 located in the lobby of Yosemite Valley Lodge.

Dates Offered

January 1, 2018

January 2, 2018

January 3, 2018

January 30, 2018

January 31, 2018

February 1, 2018

Time 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location Meet at the Nordic Center at the Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area
Cost

$35.00 
(Includes snowshoe rental)

In addition, the National Park Service offers daily ranger-led snowshoe walks at 10:30 am from mid-December through March (conditions permitting). There is no rental fee for these walks, although a small donation is requested.

See Yosemite Guide for the complete schedule.