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Guided Yosemite Hiking Excursion provided by YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours

Guided Yosemite Hiking Excursion

Guided Yosemite Hiking Excursion
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€168.71
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90% of travellers recommend this experience
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Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Tour snapshot
Yosemite National Park guided hiking excursion
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
9
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    9
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Meet your guide in Yosemite National Park and hike to your choice of amazing destinations. Your hiking route depends on the fitness and experience level you select at booking. Beginners follow a relatively gentle trail in the Yosemite Valley or high country while a strenuous full-day hike makes the most dramatic elevation gains.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Outdoor enthusiasts of every fitness level have options
  • Choose your trail: beginner, intermediate, moderate, challenging, or strenuous
  • Sentinel Dome, Glacier Point, Cathedral Lakes, El Capitan, Clouds Rest or Half Dome
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Outdoor enthusiasts of every fitness level have options
  • Choose your trail: beginner, intermediate, moderate, challenging, or strenuous
  • Sentinel Dome, Glacier Point, Cathedral Lakes, El Capitan, Clouds Rest or Half Dome
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6004HIKE
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Outdoor Education
  • Yosemite National Park history
  • Custom Tour Location (you must contact us upon confirmation to discuss)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Private transportation
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, California
Additional information
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Outdoor Education
  • Yosemite National Park history
  • Custom Tour Location (you must contact us upon confirmation to discuss)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Private transportation
Departure details
  • Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, California
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 1 Aug 2020
A note from Guided Yosemite Hiking Excursion
Our guides will be 6 ft from you and our group will stay 6 ft from other people on the trails. Masks are required for each person when 6 ft distancing isn't possible, when you first meet with your guide, during interpretation, rest stops, view points, & when departing after the tour.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
21 reviews
Excellent
18
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EncinitasFrank
1 contribution
Apr 2021
I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Yexplore and more specifically, John Degrazio. His true love and passion for showing people all Yosemite has to offer is evident from the moment I met him at 8 in the morning until we said good bye 6 hours later.

It was a truly great experience and one I will treasure for year to come.
Written 19 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
YExploreYosemite
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you had a great experience.
Written 24 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anne C
Vienna, VA17 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
My husband and I did this hike with our 21 year old daughter and her boyfriend. David was so knowledgeable and pleasant and turned the hike into a memorable experience for each of us. He had a wonderful way of relating to each of us. I was by far the most novice hiker with a fear of heights, and David was very encouraging and took time to teach me a lot of basics about hiking.

The actual hike provided many scenic moments that were stunning. We had multiple views of the Vernal Falls at different heights including up to Clark’s Point as well as other waterfalls. We saw numerous climbers on Half Dome, and David passed around his binoculars for us to observe them. We had expected to feel exhausted at the end of the 6-7 miles, but we were exhilarated instead. Ask for David when booking this tour…you will not be disappointed!
Written 20 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jennifer A
Gainesville, FL16 contributions
Jun 2021
I went on a private hike to North Dome with my guide, Ashley. I LOVED every second of this hike!! The scenery was beyond description. Ashley was a great guide who did a fantastic job leading and educating me along the way. Communication with Yexplore was always prompt and I received ample information prior to my hike to equip me with all I needed. I would definitely recommend this company and my guide and would love to go on a longer hike with Ashley if I ever get the opportunity to visit Yosemite again.
Written 28 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
YExploreYosemite
We are so happy you had a wonderful experience in Yosemite National Park. Thank you so much for your feedback.
Written 30 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Melissa M
1 contribution
Had a wonderful experience with John our guide. He was patient & kind. We would have absolutely gotten lost had we tried this hike alone. He gave me some great tips on hiking techniques & safety. He also taught me a few things about taking better pictures. It was worth every penny (and more) . The views from Vernal & Nevada Fall were amazing. Again, we could not have done it without their guidance. We highly recommend this tour company.
Written 13 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
YExploreYosemite
We are so pleased you had such a wonderful experience on our Yosemite Hiking Tour. Thank you for your kind words.
Written 27 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Connie B
New York11 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Unbelievable experiences…booked 2 private guided hikes to Sentinel Dome and North Dome. Jay and Ashley were awesome! John and Catherine were so professional and helpful in setting us up with 2 amazing experiences. Highly recommend this company!
Written 23 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
YExploreYosemite
Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are thrilled that you had such a memorable time in Yosemite.
Written 25 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

navison
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
This hike was a great way to spend 6 hours hiking the beautiful Four Miles hiking trails around Glacier Point but in terms of value added by the guide not sure it was worth the $400.00 CDN we paid for two. I think we could have managed these trails on our own as they are well marked. The guide did very little to enhance the experience and had very little information about the environment to share with us. Asked often if we had questions but didn’t offer a lot of unsolicited information to help inform us about the Yosemite Area.
Written 17 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
YExploreYosemite
We appreciate all reviews and want to thank you for your feedback.
Written 3 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Eugene L
4 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Couldn't have asked for a better guide than Alex. He was considerate, well-versed in the terrain, full of great stories, and just all around a great guy. He helped make this trip for my wife's birthday a truly memorable one.
Written 16 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
YExploreYosemite
Hello and thank you for sharing your wonderful experience in Yosemite. We are very pleased that Alex treated you and your wife so well. Please wish her a happy birthday from YExplore.
Written 20 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

irishsunshinechaser
Clonmel, Ireland9 contributions
My fiance and I hiked with John to the upper Yosemite falls aswell as Yosemite point last Monday. It was by far the best day of our holiday. The views were spectacular and John was very knowledgeable and was a great guide. It was a challenging hike and John took us to many hidden view points along to route. John knew all the best places for photos and scenery. Thanks again John for making this a great day (and for the photography tips)! p.s. hope you enjoy your new phone!
Written 5 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Matt C
Cameron Park, CA5 contributions
Day hike around the Yosemite Valley, magical! We had 6 kids and 6 adults in tow... the pace, hiking and adventures were well organized and fantastic!
Written 6 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
YExploreYosemite
Thank you so much and we are so happy your family had a memorable experience in Yosemite.
Written 8 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

leBullet
Manchester, UK27 contributions
We only had a single full day on our big California Roadtrip, and decided it would probably best to maximise our day using a tour guide to have a full experience.

Having looked around quite extensively, we decided to use this team and it proved to an absolutely wonderful decision.

From the booking process, to help in selecting the right day and trip for us, it went superbly.

We met John, our guide as planned, on time in the right location, and we had just the most amazing day.

John was funny, but also very engaging and sociable, and very informative and well educated in the details, the things you couldnt hope to uncover yourself, if your researched for weeks before you went.

The walk was strenuous (we chose that), but covered at a really suitable pace for us all, and at the end of 6 full hours, we had just the best day. One of the very best days of trip, and we've had some superb days already.

Thank you all, for organising such a great day for us, we couldn't recommend you guys enough. It was perfect. Thank you.

Only possible hint of improvement? (And its such an incredibly minor a thing) . Perhaps you could refine your recommended clothing suggestions to cover different types of weather, for different times of the year, as we over prepared for our day, and never needed a waterproof jacket with us. It's a small suggestion, and it might help your guests a little with their indecision on what clothing to actually bring. (Hot summer days, vs cold, vs Rainy, etc, etc).
Written 21 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours
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Mist Trail, Vernal and Nevada Falls
We were lucky enough to be with just my husband and I with Lance as our guide. He was great! Very knowledgeable and
Gatorbrede
Gatorbrede
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We’ll Worth the Photo Instruction!
Step by step: Booking was clear and easy. Even changed the date by phone call. YExplore communicated well and as sc
597ravens
597ravens
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Fantastic Hike
Chris took us on a guided hike to Sentinel Dome and Taft Point and it was the highlight of our trip. It was our fir
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Guided Half Dome
I’m very thankful I decided to book the guided half dome hike for me and my boyfriend. We are not experienced hiker
S7998RKmiguela
S7998RKmiguela
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Incredible!
Our tour guide Chris made our experience unforgettable. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and it’s his
David D
David D
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Great company, great guide, great experience!
We had a GREAT experience with YExplore. This company really cares about its customers and Yosemite. At all point
PhyllisMcCutchen
PhyllisMcCutchen
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Cables of Half Dome hike
John was an excellent guide. Knowledgeable about the history of Yosemite , and patient with participants of hike.
gdh215
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Best hike ever!
This was so wonderful! My two boys and I took a last minute trip to Yosemite and luckily were able to book this tou
billythekid01
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Enhance the value of your trip with YExplorer
Was planning my first trip to Yosemite, along with my sister and brother-in-law. We were only going to be in the p
emman_ricienO
emman_ricienO
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First time at hiking
Since we were first timers, Jay from YExplore showed us the beauty of Yosemite without going uphill. He took us to
julienbruns
julienbruns
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Absolutely incredible experience!!!
I had an absolutely fantastic guided tour in Yosemite with Gena through YExplore! I cannot express how fantastic Y
N2604IErichardn
N2604IErichardn
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Super guide in challenging circumstances
While weather conditions weren't great, our guide was. Engaging, knowledgeable, accommodating. Couldn't have ask
agraciegrace
agraciegrace
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Can’t recommend enough
John and Catherine provide an excellent service. John as a tour guide was extremely thoughtful, knowledgeable, and
Lucky12013
Lucky12013
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Fantastic tour to give us a flavor of the beauty of Yosemite
Customized hike to accommodate all age group in our family,teenager,preteen very happy after the trip. Weather was
christieblondek
christieblondek
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AMAZING!
Whatever season you're visiting Yosemite, I highly recommend booking an excursion with YExplore Yosemite Adventures
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