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

Private Guided Hiking Tour in Yosemite

Private Guided Hiking Tour in Yosemite
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • 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
  • 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).
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • 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
  • 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).
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6004PRHIKE
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private guided hiking tour
  • Informative local guide
  • Custom Tour Location (you must contact us upon confirmation to discuss)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation
Duration
4–6 hours
Departure details
  • Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, California Departure Point: Yosemite National Park (exact trail head confirmed with supplier after booking) Dates: Daily Return point: 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 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.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private guided hiking tour
  • Informative local guide
  • Custom Tour Location (you must contact us upon confirmation to discuss)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation
Departure details
  • Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, California Departure Point: Yosemite National Park (exact trail head confirmed with supplier after booking) Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point
Duration
4–6 hours
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 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.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 1 Aug 2020
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.
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
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5.0
35 reviews
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Raven S
Orlando, FL6 contributions
Fantastic Hike
Sep 2021
Chris took us on a guided hike to Sentinel Dome and Taft Point and it was the highlight of our trip. It was our first time in Yosemite so we really appreciated his extensive knowledge of the park, it made the hike much more meaningful than if we had attempted it on our own. Catherine was also incredibly helpful in getting our hike set up. Highly recommend!
Written 4 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
YExploreYosemite
Thank you so much for your complimentary words. We are very happy that your experience on our guided Yosemite hike was positive.
Written 13 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Miguel A
1 contribution
Incredible!
Aug 2021 • Solo
Our tour guide Chris made our experience unforgettable. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and it’s history and was excited to share that information with us. 100% would recommend to anyone looking for a once in a life time experience.
Written 23 August 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 thrilled that you had a memorable trip to Yosemite and Chris was able to enhance your experience.
Written 30 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

billythekid01
Bay Area, CA2 contributions
Enhance the value of your trip with YExplorer
May 2021
Was planning my first trip to Yosemite, along with my sister and brother-in-law. We were only going to be in the park for one night, so we decided to hire a private guide to make the most of our time in the park. We chose YEsplore to provide us our guide for the hike and am so happy that we made that decision. We met our guide, John, at 8AM and over the course of the next few hours, he led on the most amazing hike through this most spectacular park. John was personable and knowledgeable and tailored the pace of our hike to one that we were comfortable with. On our drive home that afternoon, we commented multiple times about how happy we were with out decision to hire a guide and even more happy that we chose John and YExplorer. We would definitely recommend them to others.
Written 28 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
YExploreYosemite
Thank you so much. We appreciate you taking the time to express how much you enjoyed your tour with us in the amazing Yosemite National Park.
Written 29 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

julienbruns
Columbus, OH6 contributions
Absolutely incredible experience!!!
Mar 2021
I had an absolutely fantastic guided tour in Yosemite with Gena through YExplore! I cannot express how fantastic YExplore and my guide Gena was! YExplore was so responsive and easy to work with! They provided me with a very detailed explanation of what to expect as well as a detailed itinerary. My guide Gena was incredible! She was very knowledgable and provided me with so much knowledge of Yosemite! It was truly an incredible experience that I would not have been able to have without my guide Gena or YExplore! On 2 days of touring with Gena she took me to Vernal, Nevada and Yosemite falls! Seeing Yosemite falls was breath taking!! So much beauty in Yosemite!!
Written 1 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
YExploreYosemite
Thank you so much. We are very pleased you had such an incredible trip to Yosemite. Our guides aim to help you have a memorable visit, and we are very happy you decided to share how fantastic your experience was.
Written 2 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Richard N
1 contribution
Super guide in challenging circumstances
Mar 2021
While weather conditions weren't great, our guide was. Engaging, knowledgeable, accommodating. Couldn't have ask for more.
Written 15 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
YExploreYosemite
Thank you very much for taking the time to acknowledge your guide's service and had a pleasant Yosemite tour even in adverse weather conditions.
Written 16 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nini
Modesto, CA5 contributions
One Word -- Amazing!!!
I had such a phenomenal time at Yosemite National Park. The views were absolutely incredible and John was an excellent, personable host who is very familiar with the park, it's rich history, and spot on recommendations of hiking ventures to explore. The locations we were able to visit through Yosemite Valley had the most beautiful backdrops to take pictures and create worthwhile memories. I wasn't sure I was going to see everything I wanted to see on this trip because of COVID and the potential limitations, but we were able to safely explore the park by wearing our masks and social distancing. Catherine was also very helpful in providing background information of the tour such as specific route recommendations, expected miles to hike roundtrip, items to bring, etc. You will not regret purchasing this tour -- it was well worth it!
Written 9 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
YExploreYosemite
Thank you Tanisha. We are so thrilled you had such a phenomenal time at Yosemite National Park. Safety is a top priority for us so we are happy to hear your tour met your expectations while providing you with a safe experience.
Written 15 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jennifer W
Atlanta, GA92 contributions
Top Notch Start to Finish!
Dec 2020
I had originally booked a snowshoe tour but there wasn't enough snow for that so we hiked. Luckily John had trekking poles because it ended up snowing the last couple hours of the hike and they were helpful in icy/snowy spots. I learned a lot about the history and ecology of the park and really enjoyed the customized hike in Tuolumne Grove admiring the giant sequoias and so much more.

Another thing I'd like to add is the customer service from both John and Catherine were top notch. They answered all my questions before booking, after booking, and checked in how things were after the trip. I'll be singing the praises of this small/unique business to anyone I know heading out to Yosemite. I had an amazing time!
Written 3 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
YExploreYosemite
Thank you for the kind words Jennifer. We really appreciated your dedication to making the trip happen and are so happy you had a pleasant experience.
Written 4 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Scubadoob45
Orange County, CA6 contributions
Perfect Family Hike
Aug 2020
Terrific experience hiking Lembert Dome and Dog Lake with our guide Jay. He was experienced, friendly, helpful and informative. We enjoyed learning about the park and its history, and appreciated Jay's tips for where to stop on our drive to the hotel and things to see/do the next day. Catherine made thoughtful recommendations on the itinerary and provided exact directions to the meeting point. This was a perfect day in Yosemite!
Written 19 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
YExploreYosemite
Thank you for sharing your positive experience. We are thrilled that your family enjoyed your tour in Yosemite.
Written 3 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amber T
Derby, KS24 contributions
Best Experience Ever!
Jul 2020
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 absolutely wonderful! He is a Cali native and use to be a climber in Yosemite. Not only was he an amazing guide, but he was full of facts and history about the area. We spent about 5 hours with Jay doing one of the most popular hikes that gave us spectacular views of El Cap and Half Dome. The scenery was amazing and not difficult at all to navigate. We had the remainder of the day to explore the park on our own. Jay gave us his top "to see" sites and he nailed it on the head! If you are even considering a guided hike in Yosemite, contact YExplore for sure!
Written 11 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
YExploreYosemite
Thank you so much for the kind words about Jay, Amber. We appreciate you joining us for a tour in Yosemite and are glad you enjoyed it.
Written 3 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ken G
4 contributions
A 5 Star Yosemite Tour
Jul 2020 • Family
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!!!!
Written 30 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
YExploreYosemite
Thank you. We are very happy you had an excellent trip to Yosemite.
Written 3 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours
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
U1746KTjaner
U1746KTjaner
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A hike to remember!!!
We had a wonderful, long and challenging day. Ashley was just the best. We live in the midwest, so this was such a
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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
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.
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Awesome Hiking Experiences
Unbelievable experiences…booked 2 private guided hikes to Sentinel Dome and North Dome. Jay and Ashley were awesome
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
GatorGalJenn
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Loved every second!
I went on a private hike to North Dome with my guide, Ashley. I LOVED every second of this hike!! The scenery was b
innak514
innak514
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Very good!
Amazing! Beautiful views, funny guide with interesting stories. We had moderated hike with Jay. Highly recommend!!!
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
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Mist Trail Hike
I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Yexplore and more specifically, John Degrazio. His true lo
kimberlymP7520RX
kimberlymP7520RX
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Excellent Experience with YExplore
Highly recommend YExplore!! They were about to Arrange for a last minute request and our guide, Ashley, was excel
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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Private Guided Hiking Tour in Yosemite price starts from €216.00. Discover and book Private Guided Hiking Tour in Yosemite on Tripadvisor

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