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. Come join us on a spectacular wilderness guided hiking tour in the High Sierra of Yosemite 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.

Why hike with California Alpine Guides?

  • A Leader In The Field Of Guided Yosemite Hiking

    For over twelve years we have been running some of the finest wilderness hiking tours in Yosemite and throughout the Sierra Nevada. We feel we have the best hiking itineraries and the best local logistics.

  • A Local Yosemite-based Company With Local Professional Hiking Guides

    We are based just 30 minutes from the entrance to Yosemite National Park. Our hiking guides are mountain professionals with years of local experience and training in Yosemite Natural history.

  • All Inclusive Yosemite Hiking & Backpacking Trips

    We will provide you all the backpacking gear you’ll need for a successful trip. All you need to bring is your own clothing and personal items. We also provide three “gourmet backccountry” meals a day.

  • Stewards of the Land

    A supporter of Leave No Trace principles, we consider ourselves stewards of the land we work and live on. All of us at IAG support the concept of wilderness and fight to keep wild places wild.

Don’t just look at the wilderness, get IN the wilderness!

Yosemite Pacific Crest Trail & John Muir Trail Hikes

The Pacific Crest & John Muir Trail are the two most iconic trails in the Western United States. For much of the JMT, it shares the exact same route as the PCT. We are proud to offer the full John Muir Trail as well as some of the best sections of the Pacific Crest Trail in our home base of the High Sierra and Yosemite. 


John Muir Trail - Mammoth to Yosemite Valley
Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite Valley - 6 1/2 days
Hike the JMT through the best of the Yosemite High Country

Pacific Crest Trail Hike - Yosemite N.P.
Sonora Pass to Tuolumne Meadows - 8 1/2 days
Hike the PCT along one of it's most remote sections

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

Yosemite National Park Hiking Tours

Yosemite National Park, one of the United States most treasured natural wonders, is home to some of the best hiking and backpacking on the planet. From hiking ascents of the iconic Half Dome to remote wilderness backpacking trips far from the crowds, we offer you a Yosemite hiking experience second to none. We are based 30 minutes from the Eastern edge of Yosemite National Park and our local hiking guides know all the best spots, and some of Yosemite's secrets as well. 

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


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


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


John Muir Trail - Mammoth to Yosemite Valley
Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite Valley - 6 1/2 days
Hike the JMT through the best of the Yosemite High Country

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


Yosemite North Boundary Tour
Yosemite High Country - 6 1/2 days
Hike the quiet Northern Yosemite


Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne Waterfall Hike
Tuolumne Meadows to White Wolf - 4 1/2 days
Hike down a remote canyon past backcountry waterfalls

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


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


Pacific Crest Trail Hike - Yosemite
Sonora Pass to Tuolumne - 8 1/2 days
Hike the PCT along a remote sections

Yosemite Day Hiking Tours


Yosemite High Country Basecamp Hiking
Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite - 3 1/2 days
Day hikes from a fully catered basecamp

Yosemite High Country Day Hiking Tours
Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite - One day
Custom day hiking tours


Custom Yosemite Backpacking and Hiking


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