Our California division, California Alpine Guides, offers Yosemite guided hiking tours and Sierra Nevada backpacking trips on our home turf in California's Sierra Nevada mountain range. We are based just minutes from Yosemite National Park. Since the days of John Muir's ramblings through Yosemite and the "range of light", California's Sierra Nevada has provided some of the world's premier hiking and backpacking. Come join us on a spectacular wilderness guided hiking tour and let us show you some of the special places we know intimately, as well as famous hiking trails such as the Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail.

A Leader In The Hiking Field
We are a full-service mountain guiding company based within 30 minutes of Yosemite National Park, but with experience guiding around the world. We are a leader in organizing guided backpacking and hiking tours throughout California's Sierra Nevada mountains, including Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. For over ten years we have been running some of the finest backcountry hiking tours in the United States with what we feel to be the best hiking itineraries and the best backcountry gourmet food. And all at a reasonable cost.

A Local Company With Local Professional Hiking Guides
Our backpacking & hiking guides are locals in the Yosemite and Sierra Nevada region. They are highly experienced professional mountain guides and naturalists with formal training in leave no trace principles and local natural history. Many are also trained mountain guides through the American Mountain Guides Association, the leading guide's training organization in the United States.

All Inclusive Hiking Trips
Our guided hiking tours are an excellent value! While we offer reasonable pricing, we will also provide everything you might need down to your eating utensils, and at no extra cost. All you need are your own clothing items and hiking footwear. We can also provide high end gear such as sleeping bags and pads, backpacks and headlamps. We provide all your food, our "backcountry gourmet" meals are prepared by your hiking guide and backcountry chef. Use of tents, all group gear and water filtration are also provided.

Summer 2017 is looking to be a spectacular season in the Yosemite & Sequoia high country with all the water California has received!

The 2017 backpacking season will begin a bit later this year due to the big winter snows but expect full waterfalls, green meadows and wildflowers later than normal. For Sequoia high country the season should be good to go by early to mid-July and for the Yosemite high country by late July. For hiking out of Yosemite Valley such as the North Rim hike, late June is good to go. It's going to be a great hiking season in the High Sierra.


Pacific Crest Trail & John Muir Trail Hikes

 
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PCT & John Muir Trail Hike - Sequoia N.P.
Kearsarge Pass to Mount Whitney - 8 days
Hike the PCT via the Southern section of the JMT

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Pacific Crest Trail Hike - Yosemite N.P.
Sonora Pass to Tuolumne Meadows - 9 days
Hike the PCT along one of it's most remote sections

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John Muir Trail Hike
High Sierra Nevada - 23 days
One of the world's most famous hikes


Yosemite Hiking Tours

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Half Dome Climb & Clouds Rest Backpack
Yosemite High Country - 3 1/2 days
Hike Half Dome & Cloud's Rest

 
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Yosemite Hetch Hetchy Hike
Yosemite Hetchy Hetchy - 3 1/2 days
April - May Yosemite backpacking tour

 
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Backpacking & Wilderness Skills Course
Yosemite High Country - 3 days
Learn the skills for wilderness travel

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Yosemite Grand Hiking Tour
Yosemite High Country - 8 1/2 days
Backpack the best of Yosemite high country

 
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Yosemite North Boundary Tour
Yosemite High Country - 6 1/2 days
Backpack the quiet Northern section of Yosemite

 
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Yosemite High Country Day Hiking
Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite High Country
Day hikes from a fully catered basecamp in John Muir Trail country

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Yosemite Valley North Rim Backpack
Yosemite Valley - 3 1/2days
Spectacular views of Yosemite Valley

 
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Mount Conness Summit
Yosemite High Country - 3 1/2 days
Hike Yosemite's most sought after peak

 
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Pacific Crest Trail Hike - Yosemite
Sonora Pass to Tuolumne Meadows - 9 days
Hike the PCT along one of it's most remote sections


Sequoia National Park Hiking Tours & Mount Whitney Climbs

 
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John Muir Trail Hike
High Sierra Nevada - 23 days
One of the world's most famous hikes

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Sequoia High Country Trek with Horse Support
Sequoia National Park - 5 1/2 days
Trekking in Sequoia from a wilderness basecamp

 
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Custom Hiking Tours
Yosemite, Sequoia & The Sierra Nevada
Private hiking trips for individuals, groups & families

Mount Whitney Trek via Sequoia NP
Sequoia National Park - 5 1/2 days
A backpack to the top of Mount Whitney

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High Sierra Trail to Mount Whitney Hike
Sequoia National Park - 11 days
Hike across the Sierra Nevada to Mount Whitney