HomeToursNorth America Tours 〉United States Of America

Winter Hiking and Snowshoeing in Yosemite

Immerse yourself in the silent beauty of Yosemite National Park on a four-day hiking trip during the cooler winter months. At this time of year, there are fewer tourists and local wildlife is more active, making this the perfect holiday for animal lovers. With accommodation provided in your own shiny Airstream trailer each night, there’s no need to rough it on this winter hiking adventure. See the best of Yosemite, including views of Liberty Cap, Grizzly Peak, the Panorama Cliffs, Sentinel Dome, Glacier Point and Half Dome, on a highlight packed hike. You’ll also have the chance to strap on snowshoes for an epic trip out to Dewey Point which has stellar views of Yosemite Valley. This winter Yosemite small group hiking tour is so cool it’s hot.

4 days, from


per person


10 people max


Trip code: SKXWY
Style: Comfort
Theme: Walking & Trekking


Countries Visited:  United States Of America
Accommodation: Airstream trailer/caravan (3 nights)
Transportation: Private vehicle
Included Meals:

  • 3 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 3 dinners

Group size: Minimum 2, Max 10

  • Experience the beauty of winter at Yosemite when the landscape is draped in a blanket of snow and the silence of this famous national park wraps you in its peaceful embrace.

  • Spend each night at Autocamp Yosemite in your own private Airstream, an American camper trailer that began production in the 1930s and has become a national icon.

  • During winter at Yosemite, there are less tourists and local wildlife is more active, making this the perfect holiday for animal lovers.

  • Keep your eyes open along the trail for the chance to spot bison, elk, deer, wolves, coyotes, black bears, grizzly bears, and more.

  • Tuck into freshly prepared, delicious meals prepared by your leader, including hearty dinners served at a special roof-top grilling area at Autocamp Yosemite.


Show Full Itinerary

Day 1: Yosemite - Vernal and Nevada Falls hike

You’ll meet your hiking guide and group at Autocamp Yosemite and start your winter adventure with a hike to two of Yosemite’s crown jewels, Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall, along either the John Muir Trail or the Mist Trail, depending on conditions. While many of Yosemite’s hikes are centred on a final destination, today’s route features stunning views the whole way, from Upper Yosemite Falls across the Valley, to the phenomenal granite heights of Liberty Cap, Grizzly Peak, the Panorama Cliffs, Sentinel Dome, Glacier Point and even Half Dome. Enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the falls, then rest your legs on the drive back to Autocamp Yosemite where you’ll get settled into your private Airstream trailer then join your group for a delicious dinner prepared by your guide.

Day 2: Yosemite - Dewey Point Snowshoeing/Hiking

Enjoy an early continental breakfast on the scenic drive into Yosemite’s high country where you’ll head up Glacier Point Road to the winter road closure at Badger Pass, the site of California’s oldest ski area. Here, you’ll strap on snowshoes and begin an epic trip out to Dewey Point with its spectacular views of Yosemite Valley. The route begins on the closed Glacier Point Road and winds through a red fir and lodgepole pine forest where the trees thrive in this cold and snowy environment. It won’t take long before you pass through a series of snow-covered meadows and drop down to Dewey Point and its extraordinary view of Yosemite and the High Sierra. Take time to savour the view then visit Badger Pass Ski Lodge for a steaming cup of hot chocolate before the trip back to your accommodation.

Day 3: Yosemite - Valley Loop Trail Hiking

Today is a special day as you’ll be exploring the hidden highlights of Yosemite Valley, surrounded by a winter wonderland. Enjoy a continental breakfast then set off along parts of the Valley Loop trail to areas rarely seen by the average tourist. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to take in views of Half Dome, El Capitan, the Merced River and Yosemite’s famous waterfalls enhanced with a glittering facade of ice. Either on snowshoes or wearing hiking boots, depending on the conditions, your leader will take you along the trails and tailor your day to make the most of this incredible valley and its winter beauty.

Day 4: Yosemite - Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Hike

On your final day, you’ll pack up and enjoy a hearty breakfast before leaving your cosy accommodation among the pines. However, not before you get to enjoy one last, special treat. Today’s hike will take you up close to Yosemite’s biggest trees – the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. You’ll hike the lower and upper loops, which provide a wonderful morning of hiking, and visit the 2700 year old Grizzly Giant, the 25th largest tree on earth, as well as many other mighty trees. You’ll also enjoy an unparalleled view of the Wawona Valley. After your hike and a final lunch together, your winter adventure in Yosemite will come to an end.