Lake Catherine, Garnet Lake, Banner Peak, Ritter Mount, Shadow Lake, Iceberg lake, Cecile lake, Minaret Lake, Edzia Lake, Thousand Island Lake, Rosalie Lake, Gem Lake

backpack yosemite back country

Backpacking in Yosemite offers a variety of scenic alpine trails that will have you backpacking in awe inspiring wonder to some of the most spectacular backpacking destinations in the California Sierra Nevada mountains. A bit further south the John Muir Trail takes backpackers on an epic hike from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney on a 210 mile backpacking trip of a lifetime that can be done all at once or in three 7 - 10 day sections. 

backpacking yosemite 2014

Backpacking in Yosemite national park

Backpack Yosemite 


Yosemite High Country

  • 3 - 7 day trips


JMT to Devils Postpile

  • 7 days


JMT to Whitney

  • 23 day


Yosemite Hikes


Adventures outdoor

Click Terrain for Topo View

   backpacking gear list

  • Hiking Boots / Socks
  • Pants, shirts, underwear
  • ​Waterproof Outer Shell
  • Sun Glasses / Hat / Gloves
  • Water Filter / Water Bottles
  • Back Pack / Rain Cover
  • Tent, stakes, footprint
  • ​Map / Compass / Gps
  • ​Bug Juice / First Aid
  • ​Toiletries / Emergency Kit
  • Food / Trail Snacks
  • Hiking Poles / Gaiters
  • Stoves, Fuel, Cooking Kit
  • Eating utensils, mug, etc.
  • Head lamp, camp light
  • Sleeping Bag / Pad

yosemite Park

Address: P.O. Box 577 Yosemite, CA 95389
Phone:  209-372-0200

www.fs.usda.gov/yosemite

California Wilderness
The California Wilderness areas below are Google map links within the site. Click on Terrain for basic Topographical view.

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