Rentals & Day Use

It’s OK to travel light.  We offer a variety of items for rent so you can try new activities and gear, and leave some of that bulky equipment at home.

We offer a variety of items for rent during your Yosemite visit so that you can have more options for recreation and discovery. Rentals are available on a first-come-first-served basis. The rental desk is open daily 8 AM to 8 PM in the Recreation Center.  There are also a host of facilities available for Evergreen guest use at neighboring Camp Mather for a modest day-use fee. More details are provided below.

Call our Recreation Department at (209)­ 379-2606 x3, email us, or send a Recreation Request for more details.


Rental Bikes

Enjoy an outing on our hybrid mountain bikes. Feel free to venture into Yosemite or cruise the local area to our favorite rivers, swimming holes, trails, and vistas.

We have a variety of different bike sizes for adults and kids.  Pull behind kid carts (for up to 100 pounds), tag-alongs and Strider balance bikes are also available.  Helmets are included with all bike rentals.

Rental Prices:
Adult Bikes – Two Hours: $25, Full Day: $35
Kids Bikes (12 and under) and Balance Bikes – Two Hours: $10, Full Day: $20
Pull Behind Kid Cart & Tag-Alongs – Two Hours: $15, Full Day: $25
Security Deposit Required

You are also welcome to sign up for a professionally guided bike ride.

GPS Devices

GPSUsing a GPS is easy and fun for everyone. Whether you are hiking, biking, or playing with the kids, a GPS device can tell you exactly where you are, help you find where you’re going, track where you’ve been and find your way home. GPS also provides more confident exploration off the beaten path, allowing you to track your route, elevation gain, and loss, distance to waypoints and total trip time. We’ll make sure you know how to use the unit so you can get the most out of your rental.

Inquire at the Recreation Desk about our fun Evergreen geocaching circuit.  A great way to spend a couple hours exploring our area on a treasure hunt!

Rental Prices:
Full Day: $15
Security Deposit Required

Mountain Strollers

We offer mountain strollers so you can hit the trail running (or jogging!!) with your child. These strollers are great for cruising around lodge grounds, going for a run, heading over to Camp Mather or exploring local fire roads. You can also take one for the day for a tour of Yosemite Valley or the High Country.

Our mountain strollers are three-wheeled, jogger strollers hearty enough to handle Yosemite’s rocky trails. Two-hour and full-day rentals are available.

Rental Prices:
Adults – Full Day: $25
Security Deposit Required


SnowshoesIn addition to guided snowshoe hikes, we also offer snowshoe rentals. All winter and spring there is great snowshoeing both around the Park and right out our front door. The High Country usually has snow well into the summer. Modern snowshoes are lightweight and easy to use. We are happy to give you a quick ‘how to’ session and send you on your way with snowshoes and poles in hand for a memorable day’s adventure. We can also help with trip routing to ensure you have a fun day making fresh tracks in the Park.

Rental Prices:
Adults – $30 per day
Kids (age 2-12) – $15 per day
Security Deposit Required

Trekking Poles

Trekking Through SequoiasWhat do the Europeans know that we don’t? That trekking poles are a must-have item for hiking to help minimize the impact on your back and knees, to get a full body workout and to assist on descents, water crossings and prodding your partner to wake up from their afternoon nap! Seriously, most guides use poles and once you get used to using them, you’ll be hooked.

Rental Prices:
Adults – $15 per day
Security Deposit Required

Camp Mather – Day Use Facilities (Summer Only)

Camp MatherCamp Mather, our only neighbor, is a beautiful 350-acre family camp owned by the City of San Francisco. It’s a private property that our guests can enjoy for a modest day-use fee that provides you access to the following Mather amenities:

  • Spring-fed lake with small beach and lifeguard on duty – great for kid-friendly sunbathing and a picnic
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis courts & sand volleyball court
  • Miles of trails for hiking and biking

Day Use Prices:
Adults – $16 per day
Kids (age 2-12) – $8 per day
Pay and get wristbands at the kiosk near stop sign to left of Mather General Store. Prices subject to change.

Learn More About Camp Mather »

Other Convenient Rental Items

Backpack – $15/day ($50 Security Deposit Required)

Baby Carrier – $35/day ($250 Security Deposit Required) 

Binoculars – $15/day ($150 Security Deposit Required) 

Yoga Mat – $10