Guided Yosemite Camping Weekends

Guided Yosemite Camping Weekends

Camping & Hiking Weekends in Yosemite 

Come experience the best Yosemite has to offer during one of our Yosemite Camping Weekend trips. You’ll stay in the heart of the national park at a beautiful campground, and from there venture out on the best trails in Yosemite. Stunning landscapes, winding rivers, and cascading waterfalls make this one of the best places in the world for camping, hiking and exploring!

All of our guided camping & hiking weekend trips can also be scheduled as a private custom trip with your dates and itinerary.

Planning a custom Yosemite Camping Trip with SYMG

Yosemite Valley Hiking Weekend -
Yosemite Valley Hiking Weekend
Yosemite Camping
4 days
All levels

See Yosemite Waterfalls up close
Visit Glacier Point and see unique perspectives of Half Dome
Camp in the heart of Yosemite Valley
June 9 - 12
June 23 - 26
June 8 - 11
June 22 - 25
John Muir Trail Hiking Weekend -
John Muir Trail Hiking Weekend
Yosemite Camping
4 Days
All levels

Experience Yosemite's peaceful high country
Hike to the famous Cathedral Lakes
Enjoy the meadows and granite domes of Tuolumne

Hiking with Packstock

Custom & Private Trips

At SYMG, we specialize in planning and executing every type of outdoor experience. From expedition style John Muir Trail backpacking trips to family-oriented adventure camping, we tailor fit each detail to you!

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Planning Your Yosemite Camping Trip

Yosemite Camping Questions

SYMG is a full-service outfitter and we pride ourselves on taking care of the details for you. The list below highlights what is included on all our multi-day trips:

  • Professional guides
  • All meals while in the backcountry, including snacks
  • Personal gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bag, pad)
  • Eating ware
  • Group camping gear including water filters, stoves, first aid kit, cooking ware, etc.
  • Applicable permits
  • Pre-departure information specific to your trip, including packing lists
  • Friendly office staff for any pre-trip details or questions. We can be reached at 800-231-4575 or

Yes! Children 16 and over are welcome to join any of our regular departures when accompanied by a parent. Some departures are also appropriate for 12 years and older such as our Ansel Adams Wilderness High Sierra Camp, Alpine Lakes or High Tour backpacking trips, Hiking Weekends, and Rock Climbing trips, again when accompanied by a parent. We also sometimes make exceptions for children who have had prior experience and success on the type of trip you are interested in joining. Past that, we’ve found it best for families with younger children to create a private trip for just the family which we are happy to do. This way the entire trip can be catered to your interests and abilities, and having a private guide will give lots of flexibility for the younger kids, meaning more fun for everyone. Feel free to contact us to discuss your family’s interests and we can help you plan a memorable adventure here in the Yosemite area.

SYMG is happy to provide the essential gear you’ll use during your Camping Weekend. This includes a day pack, trekking poles, a tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad. All other gear & equipment for your camping experience is included with just a basic list of personal items you will need to bring like clothing, toilettries, etc. A full gear list will be sent to you upon registration for the trip. 

More Ways to Experience Yosemite & the High Sierra


Guided Backpacking Trips

At SYMG we specialize in planning and executing incredible Yosemite and High Sierra Backpacking Adventures. From three day Half Dome Trips to expedition-style John Muir Trail Adventures, we can do it all, and have since 1991. Our professional guides are renowned for their amazing backcountry cuisine and add color to the experience through natural and cultural history interpretation. In addition to the trips listed below that anyone may join, we can also organize private departures of any of our trips, or even create a custom trip just for you.

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Pack Supported Trekking

Pack Supported Trekking Trips

Want to get out in the backcountry but don't want to carry a heavy backpack? Then our Yosemite and High Sierra Pack Trips are just the thing for you! We don't hike with the mules each day, but they do pack our gear and provisions along the trail, leaving you to enjoy the day and explore with your professional guide. Plush camps, amazing food, world-class scenery, and engaging guides make SYMG's Horsepack supported trips through the Yosemite High Country a trip to remember. In addition to the Pack Trips we offer, we can also organize private departures of any of our trips, or even create a custom trip just for you.

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Rock Climbing

Guided Rock Climbing

Since 1991 we've been offering Guided Yosemite Climbing in the southern Yosemite high country. All of our day trips are privately arranged and your personal guide will cater the days to your own personal interests and abilities. From easy top-roping for the family to challenging multi-pitch trad and sport routes, we can do it all. And if you're looking to expand your own skill set, consider our Rock Climbing Instruction courses: the rock climbing skills day and rock climbing camps.

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Yosemite Guided Hiking

Yosemite Hiking Tours

Since 1991 we've been offering Yosemite Hiking Adventures throughout the park. All of our day trips are privately arranged and your personal guide will cater the days to your own personal interests and abilities. Choose an interpretive day focusing on natural and cultural history walks to famous landmarks, or set out for a more challenging hiking day on one of Yosemite's long trails.

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