3 Great Backpacking Trips into the heart of Yosemite and the High Sierra.

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.


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