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Guided Yosemite Hiking Excursion

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icon5 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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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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Local guide
Outdoor Education
Yosemite National Park history
Custom Tour Location (you must contact us upon confirmation to discuss)
Gratuities
Water
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Lunch
Private transportation
Yosemite National Park , Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, California
8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
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 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.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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
  • We are limited in guide availability this year due to Covid-19. Please understand if your reservation is not accepted because of this restriction.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • No minimum age on Beginner or Moderate Hikes
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
  • OPERATED BY YExplore Yosemite Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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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 travellers 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.

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  • "Highly recommend this excursion for mild to moderate level of hiking skill." See review
  • "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

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star-5
David was a great guide. ...
Robert_C
, Jun. 2022
David was a great guide. Nice breaks and well paced. I'd do it again, different trail. Def do the trails early as possible to avoid the heat and any crowds
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Thank you for the kind words about your guide David. We are always thrilled to share Yosemite with our guests on our hiking tours.
star-5
Awesome - once in a lifetime visit
Tim_H
, Jul. 2021
Lance was an awesome guide! Had a great time - a legendary climber to lead the tour! Great Knowledge of the Sites and Yosemite!
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2021
Thank you so much for your feedback. We are happy you had a great experience in Yosemite with Lance.
star-5
Great job Meredith!
Sherry_J
, Jul. 2021
Allowing us to hike at our own pace was great. We enjoyed the information about different birds and flowers.
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words about your guide. We are pleased you had a positive experience in Yosemite National Park with Meredith.
star-5
Amazing views. Amazing day!
Mary_C
, Jul. 2021
Ashley our guide was awesome! Knowledgeable, friendly. She took pictures of us along the way and sent them to our phones. Sentinel Dome and Taft Point was amazing! Great time. Well worth having a guided tour. Thanks for everything!
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2021
Thank you for your kind words about Ashley. She loves sharing her favorite places in Yosemite with visitors from across the globe.
star-4
Great fay
Jamie_S
, Jul. 2021
Beautiful hike and felt it was rated correctly for its difficulty However our guide who was extremely nice was not that informative . Needs to be more of a tour guide
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2021
Thank you for your feedback. We will use it to improve the services we offer.
star-5
Special
Lorie_N
, Jun. 2021
Ashley was great. I loved that we did hikes that would not have been on our radar, but for signing up for this guided hike.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words about your guide Ashley. We appreciate your feedback and are happy you had a positive experience.
star-5
Hiking tour
Sarah_P
, Jun. 2021
We really enjoyed our hiking tour. Jay was very knowledgeable about Yosemite and made the hike very enjoyable. If your looking to hike in Yosemite I would recommend this tour to anyone
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2021
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts and recommendation for our Yosemite tours. We are happy you enjoyed your hike with Jay.
star-5
Very worthwhile
Cheri_G
, May 2021
Ashley was a fantastic guide. She was engaging and considerate. She shared a lot of her experiences and made great suggestions You can tell she loves guiding tours! Of course the views were breathtaking
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you very much for your kind words about Ashley. She has a fondness for sharing Yosemite.
star-4
Astonishing view of the Yosemite Fall.
Paul_C
, May 2021
We met with our tour guide Ashley at 8:00 and started our guided hike. Because we brought our dog, due to park rule and safety, we were only allowed to stay on the road instead of the more of the path trail. Despite that Ashley was able to accommodate or situation and showed us the main attractions of the park. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great time. Highly recommend this excursion for mild to moderate level of hiking skill. Enjoy.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you for your feedback. Although we were able to accommodate this dog on the tour, we received no prior information about it. Also, we cannot recommend bringing a dog on any tour. They are not allowed on the majority of the trails we select for our guests, and this tour was limited due to its inclusion.
star-5
Amazing experience
Nicole_J
, Apr. 2021
This was our first time going to Yosemite national park and our guide made sure we had a great time. We loved our guide so much, she was very friendly and humored all our questions. We learned so much throughout our tour and took so many great photos! The best tour guide experience we have had! Definitely a highlight of our road trip through the West Coast.
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2021
Thank you so much for sharing about your first trip to Yosemite. We greatly appreciate your praise for your guide and are happy it was your best guided experience ever and the highlight of your West Coast Road Trip.
star-3
Ups and downs
Jeff_M
, Apr. 2021
The first hike of the day was amazing. It was down hill, literally and physically. Our guide was informative and was kind.
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2021
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We appreciate all feedback.
star-5
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.
star-3
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.
star-5
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.
star-5
GREAT EXPERIENCE
LUCELY_B
, 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.
star-5
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!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
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.
star-5
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!!!
star-5
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.
star-4
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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