Getting around Yosemite is easier said than done sometimes. Here are a list of our favorite trips, and why we think you'll love them too.

Getting around Yosemite is easier said than done sometimes. Here are a list of our favorite trips, and why we think you’ll love them too.

1. Red Peak Pass Loop

Length 7 Days
Difficulty Challenging

Red Peak Pass Backpacking Trip

A new trip that we’ve created to delight you and embrace Yosemite in a whole new way. It spends equal time in the most remote and iconic regions of the park. Highlights include the rugged Red Peak Pass, hiking alongside the cascading “Wild and Scenic” Merced River, and a lakeside camp beneath the ice fields of the stunning Ottoway Lakes Basin.

2. Trans Sierra Trail

Length 10 Days
Difficulty Strenuous

High Sierra Trail Backpacking Trip
Hiking to Mt Whitney on the High Sierra Trail

The legendary trip we created is an ultimate crossing of Sequoia National Park through some of the most remote areas of the high Sierra, culminating in an ascent of the highest point in the contiguous US; Mt Whitney (14,500’). It’s rugged and remote and those who are up to the 83-mile challenge will be rewarded with a backpacking adventure like few others.

3. Agnew to Tuolumne – John Muir Trail Pack Trip

Length 5 Days
Difficulty Moderate

Hiking the John Muir Trail from Agnew Meadows to Tuolumne Meadows

Have you always wanted to walk on the JMT but that heavy backpack deters you? We have a 5-day pack-stock trip where the mules do the heavy lifting, so you can enjoy a section of the beautiful and iconic scenery of one of the most famous hikes in the world.

Haley Woods
Raised in Northern California, I grew up in the mountains and have developed an ever-increasing love for the Sierra. My outdoor journey began with simple family camping trips, then grew to a deep passion for the outdoors when I spent a semester of college here in the Yosemite area. As a student, I studied Psychology and enjoyed the science behind relationships and why people are the way they are, which also led me to the belief that spending time in the wilderness is hugely transformative and healthy for the soul in a way that is unlike anything else. As a result, I got involved in the outdoor adventures program on campus, enjoyed every minute of it, and have been instructing and guiding ever since. I moved to the Oakhurst area, working for a university outdoor program during the winter, working at a local summer camp, and eventually found my way to guiding for SYMG. Since then, I've transitioned into the operations side of SYMG and love being a part of this tight-knit community at SYMG. I’ve loved living near Yosemite and have enjoyed the hiking, climbing, running, etc. that this area provides in my free time. It has been, and continues to be, an incredible journey of adventures here that I love sharing with whomever I can!