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Private Guided Hiking Tour in Yosemite provided by YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours

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Private Guided Hiking Tour in Yosemite

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 01/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Private Guided Hiking Tour in Yosemite
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.
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Updated 01/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Beat the crowds with this private guided tour through one of America’s most celebrated national parks: Yosemite. Adjust this day hike to your passion and skill level, and discover the park’s quieter corners on gentle paths or steeper climbs. Learn about the area’s history and ecology while enjoying a picnic or having your guide snap the perfect photo with Yosemite’s gorgeous meadows, forests, and waterfalls as a backdrop.
Highlights
  • Avoid the crowds at Yosemite, one of the nation’s busiest national parks
  • Experience the park’s scenic waterfalls, forests, and mountain-top hikes
  • Design a custom route to fit your family’s or group’s skills and interests
  • Learn Yosemite’s history, ecology, and secret spots from your insider guide
What to Expect
Choose from two options—beginner or moderate—to best match your group or family skill level and then meet your expert guide at the trailhead. Your half-day tour is tailored to the time of your visit, with an eye toward steering you away from Yosemite’s busiest routes so you can have a peaceful experience—even during the summer high season. On the beginner tour, plan for a 4- to 5-mile (6- to 8-kilometer) walk with little elevation gain through Yosemite Valley or the High Country. Then, pause for a picnic and capture the perfect photo at a resting spot of your choice, such as a lake, stream, meadow, or vista. For the moderate option, expect an equally scenic but more intense hike that takes about an hour longer. Plan for a 5- to 6-mile (8- to 10-kilometer) climb covering roughly 1,000 feet (305 meters).
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Important Information
Inclusions
  • Private, customizable guided hiking tour
  • Informative local guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please provide your hotel and contact information (phone number, email and accommodations) in the Special Requirements box at checkout. Hotel information is so we may provide you with driving directions to the meeting location; pickup/drop-off is not included.
  • Please dress in athletic-wear
  • Items recommended to bring: camera, gloves, extra layer of clothing, jacket, sunscreen, hat, snacks and water
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travellers 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.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Amber T wrote a review 11 Aug
Derby, Kansas31 contributions5 helpful votes
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There are so many AMAZING things I can say about this experience! My husband and I got into the Yosemite area the evening of 07/30 and left a message for YExplore. Catherine called us back shortly after and got us set up on a hike with Jay Sousa for the next morning. Jay was
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Ken G wrote a review Jul 2020
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Excellent trip. Extremely knowledgeable and professional tour guide. Beautiful scenery. Thanks Catherine for doing such a great job organizing the tour and providing perfect directions to the meeting location. Five star tour!!!!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Cecily U wrote a review Jun 2020
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Exceptional from booking to actual hike. Highly recommend. Catherine (booking)was informative, responsive and patient with our many many questions. Ashley (hiking guide) was informative and very good at meeting our groups needs (breaks, etc.)
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Thomas wrote a review Jan 2020
Atlanta, Georgia5 contributions2 helpful votes
We loved our private snow shoe tour with John out to Dewey Point. Catherine was super helpful during the planning process and we ended up on the perfect tour for us. We especially appreciated all the help with Yosemite’s shuttle system. We loved jumping from history to geology
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Edwin wrote a review Jan 2020
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Really enjoyed hiking with Pete Divine! He was a knowledgeable guide with a friendly and calm energy which was appreciated by us all. Pete showed us many things we would not have seen had we not been guided on this hike! Thank you again Pete, and Happy New Year to you and your
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Date of experience: January 2020
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By: YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours
CGBBlack
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Fantastic view of Yosemite
Catherine from Yexplore was very professional and nice to recommend a great hike for us, the first-time visitor to
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drashley
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Great Instruction in a great location
I was very pleased with my instructor, Jay Sousa. Jay is a professional photographer and teacher and really knows
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Chrisking118
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Winter guided tours of Yosemite ..
We wanted a bespoke couple of guided tours to get the most from our two winter Yosemite days that didn’t put too mu
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recommendthebest
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What an amazing day
Phil was so knowledgeable,kind, and kept our 9 year old entertained as she had lots of questions for him. We did ex
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Adiamondk
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Birding and small hiking
Dan was great. Informative and fun to b with. 100% effort to find the birds for us. Went to out of the way beautifu
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MrsSank
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I made it to the top! Goal Achieved!
I chose YExplore for this trip because of their safety practices and excellent reviews. I felt very comfortable wi
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nmavison
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Yosemite Adventure Hike- Yexplore Yosemite Adventures
This hike was a great way to spend 6 hours hiking the beautiful Four Miles hiking trails around Glacier Point but i
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kemperinaustin
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Bucket list item - checked
I booked a 3 day wilderness hike with YExplore and enjoyed every minute. Ashley was beyond amazing with her experti
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Scottandfamily1
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Great family hike in Yosemite
In mid-August, Jay from YExplore led our family of four (including 2 children, ages 7 and 10) on great half day hik
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mattcI194JH
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Day hike
Day hike around the Yosemite Valley, magical! We had 6 kids and 6 adults in tow... the pace, hiking and adventures
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whosgoingtobali
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The bucket list check of a lifetime
Just completed my first hike up half dome with Yexplore, I had the pleasure of meeting some pretty cool guides John
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John F
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Beautiful Flowing Waters
Our guide, Margaret, set a leisurely pace easily matched to the interests of our young hikers (3-yr boy) and (5-yr
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983juliej
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Worth every out of breath moment!
We had booked a 6 hour tour and we were unexpectedly lucky enough to be a party consisting of only the four of us.
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Kfetyko
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Photography hike/class
Amazing time! Our guide was well versed in Yosemite and photography. Took us to some less known areas and got grea
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gbcrunning
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Half Dome Conquered!
I am 66 years old. I have not hiked or gone on a wilderness backpacking trip since I was in Boy Scouts more than 50
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