Richard Lopez, born and raised in Antioch, CA, has been a hiker his whole life. He has years of experience on the trails in Yosemite National Park and Regional Parks. He is a certified Wilderness First Responder through the NOLS Training Program. He is a full time Steel worker, but spends all of his spare time in the wilderness out on a trail. He says that the best people in the world are the ones he has met on the trails.

Our Guide

40+ and 50+ Back packing groups

It's hard to Find a group that is just your speed. We offer an age group specific for the older adventurers. Never back packed before, don't worry we have beginner back packing trips with low levels of difficulty. We even offer a discount to the 50+ groups, because hey you've earned it!


Family or Group exclusive tours

Want to enjoy your vacation with a large group ? We'll create a back packing trip that will allow you to have a group made up of adventurers of your choice. We know that you can't choose your family members, but you can choose where to go hiking with them. All of our hikes are available for Family Packages.

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Group Packages

about us

ITW Into The Wilderness Backpacking Adventures is a guided hiking expedition through some of Northern California's beautiful national and regional parks. ITW Into The Wilderness Backpacking Adventures will help you plan an adventure that will teach you how to get out on the trail, what to bring, what not to bring, how to pack your pack, build confidence to become a backpacker, feel the accomplishment of finishing a trail, learn how to avoid the mistakes that beginners with no guide make, so you can enjoy the experience the first time out and every time thereafter with our intermediate and challenging hikes.

ITW Into The Wilderness

Back Packing Adventures

(925) 262-3999

If you don't have a destination in mind but are itching to get out on the trail, check out some of the destinations we are heading to below:


Yosemite National Park - High Sierrsa Camps: Glen Aulin ,Tuolumne , Volgelsang, Merced Lake, Sunrise, May Lake ,White Wolf. Back woods Camps: Little Yosemite, Ten Lakes and Grant Lakes, Half Dome, Clouds Rest, Hetch Hetchy, Rancheria Falls, Taft Point, Glacier Point, Sentienel Dome, Twenty Lakes, Twin Lakes. And more!

Desolation Wilderness - Lake Aloha

​Point Pierce/Tamales Point


Other Local Parks