10 Incredible Backpacking Trips in Yosemite National Park
Find a piece of the park to call your own for the night.
Don't get us a wrong, a day hanging in Yosemite Valley, cruising Tioga Road, or going on any of the amazing day hikes throughout the park is a day well spent. Sometimes, though, putting in the extra effort of getting wilderness permits, loading up a 40lb pack, and hiking into the wilderness pays off tenfold. You'll find idyllic campsites at all these spots, whether it's a quick 4 mile hike in or you plan to spend several days covering 20+ miles. Whatever you're feeling for your backpacking adventure in Yosemite, you really can't go wrong. Check out 10 of our favorite backpacking trips in the park and prepare for a night (or two or three) in the wild.
Distance: 13.8 miles | Elevation gain: 2200 feet | Learn more.
Distance: 7.2 miles | Elevation gain: 2700 feet | Learn more.
Distance: 8 miles | Elevation gain: 1100 feet | Learn more.
Distance: 33 miles | Elevation gain: 4800 feet | Learn more.
Distance: 24 miles | Elevation gain: 6000 feet | Learn more.
Distance: 16.6 miles | Elevation gain: 1400 feet | Learn more.
Cover photo: Addison Klinke
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