Yosemite Digital Detox Trek

For 4 Days, 3 Nights From San Francisco

A Walk in the Woods

Picture a digital alarm-free morning where you wake to sounds of birds chirping or the soothing trickle of a nearby stream. Hard to imagine? Not when you venture into the Yosemite backcountry to places where digital signal cannot go.

Hike amongst the tall evergreens of the Sierra Nevada, swim in the pristine waters of alpine lakes and share time with family and friends after a rewarding day of hiking. Without the internet, you’d be surprised at how thoroughly and meaningfully you can connect to your day.

Are you addicted to your phone? A slave to your email? Could you use a few days to escape from the busy, incessant world around you? Our Yosemite Digital Detox Hike from San Francisco may be just what you need.

  • Tech-Free Highlights

    • Boost your physical and mental health on a completely private tour with a personal Yosemite guide
    • Visit El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridalveil Fall, and more, hiking where your digital signal cannot go
    • Not a traditional “tour” feeling
    • Reconnect with your family and friends
    • Available for all skill levels
  • Private Guides

    • Each tour is led by a Wilderness First Responder or a certified EMT guide who truly cares about the balance between your needs and Yosemite’s charm
    • Our guides will make you feel at ease for your tech-free journey, beginning in San Francisco
    • We expertly show you the best Yosemite possible in a professional, friendly, down-to-earth manner
    • We will join you in your digital detox — we’re in this together.
  • Included

    • A pre-departure meeting in San Francisco to issue your gear, provide packing tips, go over our route and safety issues, and answer any last-minute questions you may have
    • Equipment for each guest, including backpack, complete sleeping setup, trekking poles, and more
    • Private, luxury transportation between Yosemite and San Francisco
    • A private guide who understands efficient use of your time while showing you stunning, soul-enriching spots in Yosemite
    • All meals while hiking in Yosemite
  • Not Included

    • Hiking clothes such as pants, shirts, socks, fleece, or rain gear
    • Boots or, more recommended, trail runners
    • Meals outside the wilderness (such as on the drive back to San Francisco)
    • Gratuity for your guide

Yosemite Without Signal

Find locals in the Yosemite backcountry and you will rarely see them on a screen. Instead, they’ll be enjoying the views, hiking, painting, fly fishing and living in the moment. We can share with you the same experience, but only if you are willing to avoid your phone for more than a day.

You’ll still be safe; our private guides are trained and will carry an emergency beacon. But open your mind — a rich life does exist without signal. The experience even encourages independence and self-reliance. We’re talking no email, text messages, social media or other digital connection — only you hiking and exploring Yosemite, one of the most beautiful spots on earth.

Are you up to the challenge?

  • Transportation

    Your private, unique adventure will begin in San Francisco, where you’ll be matched with a personal Yosemite guide who knows the ins and outs of the park and how to relate it to you. From there, you’ll venture into the countryside in a private Mercedes-Benz for a few days of hiking, magnificent sunsets, campfire dining at its best, free time, and no notifications or popups.

  • Meals

    No scrolling on your phone in a restaurant here. Dine on fresh meals prepared in the Yosemite backcountry, and more importantly, learn how to prepare excellent camp food yourself — for the freedom to explore Yosemite, or any backcountry, on your own in the future. Are you on a gluten-free diet? A vegetarian? A homemade jerky aficionado? If you require a certain diet or are prone to allergies, we can accommodate you with healthy hiking meals.

  • 4 Days, 3 Nights

  • Hiking Distance

    20-35 Miles (40 km)

    Hiking Distance

  • Private Transportation


  • San Francisco

    Trip Starting Point

    San Francisco

  • Interests

    You may have several interests and will have time to focus on them by turning off your phone. Whether you want a short break from the internet to regain your natural grounding or want to permanently reconfigure your digital habits to lower your screen time, our Private Yosemite Digital Detox will help you reconnect with yourself and those closest to you.

  • Preparation

    You are free to choose your digital detox level on your hike. From using airplane mode to photograph the breathtaking, rarely seen Yosemite views, to a full digital detox where you leave even your wristwatch behind, our private Yosemite guides can help you reset and recalibrate your mental compass. Get your autoresponder ready.

  • Disclaimer for Digital Detoxing in Yosemite

    A regular physical exercise plan is strongly recommended before your hike, with a medical release required for anyone under the care of a physician. All private tours are subject to approval of wilderness permits, and we reserve the right to change routes based on availability, weather limitations, or other unforeseen factors. Sometimes trips may be cancelled due to trail closures or natural disasters such as erosion or fire. We recommend travel insurance to cover your expenses if any these events should occur.

    To keep with the integrity of traditional backpacking trips, we do not offer stock or porter services. Come with us to see the Yosemite John Muir would be proud to share — the one without technology.