YOSEMITE & SIERRA NEVADA BACKPACKING & HIKING TOURS
California Alpine Guides
a division of International Alpine Guides.
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.
Don’t just look at the wilderness, get IN the wilderness!
Why hike with California Alpine Guides?
California’s top mountain guide services with a 5-star Tripadvisor rating
Local Yosemite-based hiking guide service. Our headquarters are only 30 minute from Yosemite National Park
Locally-based hiking and backpacking guides certified in wilderness medicine and trained in natural history.
A more personalized experience at a fantastic value
We provide all of your gear at no extra cost…all you need are your clothes! Unlike some other local companies we don’t “nickel and dime” you with extra charges for food and gear
One of the best backcountry food menus in the industry, we like to call it “backcountry gourmet”
Small group sizes and individualized attention
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.
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
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
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 Day Hiking Tours
Yosemite High Country Basecamp Hiking
Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite - 3 1/2 days
Day hikes from a fully catered basecamp
Custom Yosemite Backpacking and Hiking
Custom Hiking Tours
Yosemite, Sequoia & The Sierra Nevada
Private hiking trips for individuals, groups & families
Why hike with California Alpine Guides?
With hundreds of guests joining us every year, we have earned a stellar reputation for quality trips. With a 5-star Trip Advisor rating and countless testimonials you can be assured that we have been exceeding expectations for over 12 years!
A Full Service Mountain Guiding Company & A Leader In The Field Of Guided Yosemite Hiking
Since 2006 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. We are not just a hiking company, but also a full mountain guiding company providing hiking, skiing and climbing trips around the world which gives us a depth of experience not found in hiking-only services.
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.
The best “backcountry gourmet” food in the business
We like to eat well so you’re going to eat well! Along with our signature 4-course dinners, our guides (who are also trained backcountry cooks) will provide you with a delicious breakfasts to start your day right, yummy lunches and snacks.
All Inclusive Yosemite Hiking & Backpacking Trips
We will provide you all the high quality backpacking gear you’ll need for a successful trip. All you need to bring is your own clothing and personal items.
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.