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Guided Yosemite Hiking Excursion

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California, United States

From $175.00

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Overview

Explore the stunning trails of Yosemite National Park on this guided hiking excursion. Select a specific hike for your skill level, with options ranging from beginner to strenuous, and enjoy the views from Glacier Point, Sentinel Dome, El Capitan, Half Dome and more. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of this renowned landscape as you hike in the fresh air. An experienced guide will provide insightful commentary along the way.
  • Hiking excursion in Yosemite
  • Follow your guide on an epically beautiful hike through Yosemite National Park
  • Choose a beginner, intermediate, moderate, challenging or strenuous hike
  • Soak up amazing views of Glacier Point, El Capitan, Cathedral Lakes, Yosemite Falls and more
  • Cross Half Dome off your bucket list!
  • All experience levels welcome
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Outdoor Education
Yosemite National Park history
Gratuities
Water
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, California

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Choose a hike to best accommodate your experience and skill level, with options ranging from beginner to moderate to strenuous. You will meet your professional hiking guide at 8:30am in Yosemite National Park, and your specific trailhead will be confirmed post-booking.

Bring plenty of water regardless of the trail that you choose, so that you can keep hydrated along the way. A detailed list of hike options can be found in the Itinerary section below.
*If booking for 1 person, you will be given a private tour.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • If booking for 1 person, you will be given a private tour
  • Please provide your hotel and contact information (phone number, email and accommodations) in the Special Requirements box at checkout. Hotel information is so we can email you driving directions to the meeting location; pickup/drop-off is not included.
  • Please dress in athletic wear and bring plenty of water
  • Minimum age is 10 years for the Intermediate and Challenging hike
  • Minimum age is 12 years for the Strenuous hike
  • The Beginner and Moderate hike is for all ages
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • We are limited in guide availability this year due to Covid-19. Please understand if your reservation is not accepted because of this restriction.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY YExplore Yosemite Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Guided Yosemite Hiking Excursion?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Guided Yosemite Hiking Excursion.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Guided Yosemite Hiking Excursion?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Guided Yosemite Hiking Excursion.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Guided Yosemite Hiking Excursion?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Guided Yosemite Hiking Excursion.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Highly recommend doing this tour if it's your first time visiting." See review
  • "We were able to do the hike in less time than we expected and I appreciated that we started it early to beat the afternoon crowds." See review

Reviews

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Yosemite Mist trail hike
Preetkamal_K
, Oct 2020
Jay was an absolutely great guide ! I would highly recommend this tour again! We were able to do the hike in less time than we expected and I appreciated that we started it early to beat the afternoon crowds. The views were amazing !
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Thank you for the positive review. We are happy you had such a good experience with Jay, and you are recommending our tour.
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Walk through Yosemite Valley
Anthony_A
, Sep 2020
Ashley our guide was very nice and sweet. Our walk through Yosemite Valley was tough due to the smoke from wildfires and the excessive bugs circulating around us. At least the tourist numbers were so low it seemed like we had the valley to ourselves.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, we cannot control the bugs or the smoke in Yosemite Valley. We advised you of the smoky conditions prior to your arrival, but you wished to proceed with the tour when others were canceled.
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Personal hiking for beginners
Hiking
, Jun 2020
Personal attention to our wants and needs made this the best way to see the highlights of Yosemite! Our guide was amazing!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thank you for the feedback. We are glad you had a positive experience and enjoyed your Yosemite tour.
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GREAT EXPERIENCE
barreralucely
, Oct 2019
We loved this hike and our tour guide John did an amazing job!!! Unfortunately one of the roads was closed due to weather and we could not hike the Half Dome....BUT... they offered us other beautiful options. We did the VERNAL FALL hike and it was very nice! Highly recommend doing this tour if it's your first time visiting. Bring plenty of snacks =)
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very happy you had a great experience.
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I am finally getting around to...
Theresa G
, Sep 2017
I am finally getting around to writing this review, even though it has now been about 3 months since my trip. I just had to write one though to tell others how amazing our experience was! My sister and I visited Yosemite in June, and this tour was an amazing way to start our trip! Our tour guide was Margaret, and we cannot say enough about how great she was. She was a joy to talk to, and she was so knowledgeable. We started at Glacier Point, hiked up to Sentinel Dome, over to the Taft Fissures, and back. The views from all of those spots were breathtaking, and it was a beautiful way to see the best of Yosemite. The views of Half Dome, El Capitan, Nevada Falls, Yosemite Falls, etc. were absolutely amazing and of course made for great pictures. We learned fun facts about the wildlife, foliage, climate, and more! As an added bonus, Margaret gave us suggestions for our next day, which we followed religiously. Her advice ended up being perfect, and we found ourselves saying multiple times the following day Wow, Margaret is the best! We knew that we wanted to hike both falls, but since we had limited time, she advised us to hike the Yosemite Falls first thing in the morning, and she told us where we should hike to to get the perfect view OMG Rock, as she called it. We then followed her advice and hiked Nevada Falls in the afternoon, which we luckily did because we got soaked, and probably wouldn't have wanted to do much after that anyway. Needless to say, we had an amazing trip, and we definitely owe a lot of that to Margaret and this amazing tour. Can't wait until we can visit again one day!
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Great day and our guide John was...
Greg M
, Sep 2017
Great day and our guide John was terrific and very knowledgeable about Yosemite. Took us down some trails away from the crowds. Would highly recommend.
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Our guide was fantastic. He hiked at...
David J
, Aug 2017
Our guide was fantastic. He hiked at just the right pace for our adventure up Vernal Falls 5 hours. He also talked just the right amount. He was informative, interesting, and able to answer all our questions. We loved it!!!
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Had a really great experience on...
fiftyfivehis
, Jul 2017
Had a really great experience on this hike. Getting up at 5:30am wasn't a treat but honestly I'm really glad we did. Not dealing with traffic in or out of the park was very pleasant and hiking during the cooler morning hours was always really nice. We were also the only two people on the hike since it was in the morning. So, basically a personal tour guide. Not too shabby. Alex our tour guide was really great and knowledgeable and we opted for an intermediate hike which might have been a little much but we made it happen. The views were incredible. Crocker point in particular was really beautiful but it turns out I don't like heights as much as I thought I did.
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The hike was very good unfortunately...
Susan S
, May 2017
The hike was very good unfortunately part of the trail was washed out. We did the moderate hike and it was less challenging then I expected. The views from Inspiration Point were truly inspirational.
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We had such a wonderful tour...
Denise D
, Dec 2016
We had such a wonderful tour withJay! Very knowledgeable and friendly. He played to our level of adventure and it was really enjoyable to go to Taft Point and see the views! You must get out into Yosemite to appreciate its beauty, I would highly rccomend Jay!
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