This is an unforgettable journey into Yosemite’s second major watershed–the Tuolumne. After dropping into the canyon, we’ll spend the next several days hiking beneath its immense granite walls, taking refreshing dips in gorgeous swimming holes, and relishing the sights and sounds of the many waterfalls along the way. This trip offers time for a meditative exploration of the Yosemite backcountry, in a remote part of Yosemite that few people ever visit. Excellent trip for those who are new to backpacking, but looking for a challenge.
2023: $1695 per person
Price based on shared hotel occupancy
Single Room Supplement:
Requested $175, Forced $85
Explore Custom Trip Options
- 1st night’s lodging at White Wolf Lodge in Yosemite NP
- 3 nights of wilderness tent camping (permits included)
- All group gear including stoves, cookware, water filters, group first aid kit, etc.
- Personal backpacking gear provided by request: backpacks, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, trekking poles, and tents
- Return shuttle to White Wolf from Tuolumne Meadows
- Starting with lunch on Day 2 and ending with lunch on Day 5
- Backcountry gourmet meals including trail snacks
- Hot tea or coffee served each morning
A Few More Notes
Travel & Logistics
Your trip begins and ends at White Wolf Lodge in Yosemite National Park. Plan to arrive before 6pm so you can meet your guides and group for your trip orientation. We recommend driving to White Wolf, although options for public transportation exist (see notes about public transportation in the section below). We’ll return to White Wolf by 3pm on the last day of your trip. Any luggage that doesn’t need to come with you into the backcountry can be stored safely in your vehicle at the White Wolf parking lot, or in your guide’s vehicle if you do end up taking public transportation. Bear lockers are there to store any extra food or scented items that you have during the trip.
Training & Preparation
While this trip is appropriate for someone new to backpacking, it might not be an ideal “first trip” due to the committing nature of the route through the canyon. While we recommend putting in time to prepare for your trip, we often have people that are newer to backpacking join us.
We still recommend getting outside before your trip to hike in the shoes or boots that you plan to wear and feel comfortable with your personal clothing and gear. If possible, it’s also a great idea to do some hikes with a weighted pack on to prepare well.
What's not included
- Transportation to and from trailhead and lodging
- Personal clothing & footwear
- Recommended 10%-20% gratuity for guides
- Trip Insurance (strongly recommended)
- Voluntary or involuntary evacuations