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Hiking and Backpacking Yosemite's North Rim

4 Days | Sleep under the stars and see Yosemite minus the crowds

Walking & Trekking
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Explore the North Rim of Yosemite Valley during an early season Yosemite hiking adventure up to the rim that overlooks one of the world’s scenic treasures. This small group backpacking trip offers a wonderful opportunity to escape the crowds and absorb some of the best views in Yosemite National Park. You will also maximise your time by starting and finishing your trip in Yosemite Valley where El Capitan and Half Dome tower over the famous meadows. Sleep under the stars, see all the best sights, take in views of the entire Yosemite Valley and the incomparable High Sierra, and more.

Trip overview

Map of Hiking And Backpacking Yosemite's North Rim including United States Of America
Start
Yosemite National Park, United States
Finish
Yosemite National Park, United States
Theme
Walking & Trekking
Destinations
United States
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1 - Max 10
Trip code
SKXV
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Escape the crowds, absorb some of the best views in the park, sleep under the stars, and see some of Yosemite’s most amazing waterfalls and peaks.
  • Start and finish your trip in Yosemite Valley, where the scenery is superb and El Capitan and Half Dome tower over the famous meadows.
  • See Yosemite Falls, North Dome and Indian Rock while taking in expansive views of the entire Yosemite Valley and the incomparable High Sierra.
  • Photo opportunities are plentiful as the trail reveals ever-changing views of Half Dome, Clouds Rest, Tenaya Canyon, Mount Watkins, and many more scenic wonders.
  • Take in views of Yosemite’s only above water natural arch and climb to the summit of Half Dome’s smaller twin, North Dome.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a hiking trip; a good fitness level will help you enjoying all included hikes and activities.
  • This trip involves hiking from 4.5 to 8 miles (7 to 13 km) per day with a total trip distance of up to 19 miles (30 km). The maximum daily elevation gain/loss is 3118 feet (950 m). Please check the trip itinerary for more details.
  • On this tour you will be required to carry a backpack weighing approximately 35-45 lb (15-20kg).
  • On our final day there is no accommodation included so please plan your departure accordingly, or pre-book a post-tour night.

Itinerary

Map of Hiking And Backpacking Yosemite's North Rim including United States Of America

Inclusions

Meals

3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Backcountry camping (3 nights)

Activities
  • Snow Creek Trail hike
  • Snow Creek wildcamping
  • Guided Backpacking experience - Yosemite National Park
  • Indian Rock hike
  • North Dome summit hike
  • Wildcamping experience
  • Yosemite Falls hike
  • Yosemite Valley Camp 4 visit

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Important notes

1. A completed registration form is required to join these trips. You will not be confirmed for the trip until your form has been received and reviewed. We may ask for a medical release signed by your physician for medical conditions or circumstances which could possibly compromise your safety or the safety of others on this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.

2. A signed disclaimer (Acknowledgement of Risks Form) is required at the time of booking for this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.

3. To help ensure this trip is right for you, this trip is subject to additional ‘Essential Eligibility Requirements’ – see the ‘Itinerary Disclaimer’ section of the Essential Trip Information for further details.

4.This trip is operated and run by Wildland Trekking, an Intrepid company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Wildland Trekking customers and Intrepid customers.

5. This trip meets in Yosemite Valley in the parking lot of Curry Village near the bear boxes at shuttle stop 14 at 6PM on Day 1. Your guide will contact you approximately 10 days before your trip to coordinate this rendezvous and answer any last minute questions you have. This trip includes dinner and camping that night at the backpackers camp. Personal vehicles can remain parked at Curry Village during your trip.

7. A single tent is provided to all solo travellers at no extra cost.

Essential Trip Information

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Hiking and Backpacking Yosemite's North Rim
From
USD $1,436