Yosemite Backpacking Packing List

The following list is designed for a non-guided backpacking trip in Yosemite. If you’re going with a commercial group, check with the guide company to see what items they provide. REI offers guided backpacking trips in Yosemite, which include much of the gear you need. But for those looking to take on the adventure themselves, this list serves as a great starting point for planning your trip.

Included in this list are the Ten Essential Systems you should have on every backcountry trip: navigation; sun protection; insulation; illumination; first-aid supplies; fire starter; repair kit and tools; nutrition; hydration; emergency shelter. To learn more, see our Ten Essentials article.


Clothing and Footwear

Personal Items


Quantity varies depending on activity and length of trip.

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