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Private Family Hike in Yosemite

By YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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€161.22
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€161.22
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Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-99
Duration:4–6 hours
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Private Guided Hiking Tour
  • Informative local guide
  • Custom Tour Location (you must contact us upon confirmation to discuss)
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Private transportation


Departure details
  • Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, California Departure Point: Yosemite National Park (exact trail head confirmed with supplier after booking)
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6004P8

  • Please dress in athletic-wear
  • Items recommended to bring: camera, gloves, extra layer of clothing, jacket, sunscreen, hat, snacks and water
  • 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.
  • Please provide your hotel information so we may email you driving directions to the meeting location. Hotel pick up/drop off is not provided.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

A note from Private Family Hike 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 guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Private Family Hike in Yosemite?
Private Family Hike in Yosemite price starts from €165.44. Discover and book Private Family Hike in Yosemite on Tripadvisor
What is the Private Family Hike in Yosemite cancellation policy?
Private Family Hike in Yosemite cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Family Hike in Yosemite on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Private Family Hike in Yosemite?
Private Family Hike in Yosemite is hosted by YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Family Hike in Yosemite on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Private Family Hike in Yosemite?
On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Private Family Hike in Yosemite on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6004P8

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Yosemite National Park
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  • 1
    Yosemite National Park
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Yosemite Valley
    Stop: 5 hours
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

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Yosemite Valley and El Capitan Meadow
We booked a hike with John DeGrazio who was extremely knowledgeable about Yosemite and guided us along a fantastic
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Great time in going with a guide for Half Dome hike
David was a great guide on the big Half Dome hike this past weekend. It was great not having to worry about the rou
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Amazing!!!
What a wonderful experience! Clouds rest hike was just amazing. YExplore were easy to communicate with, really help
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I love YExplore!
I have been on several hikes throughout the years with yexplore, most recently an international trip to Nepal to hi
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Amazing hiking outing with David Murphy on Mist Trail/John Muir Trail
My husband and I did this hike with our 21 year old daughter and her boyfriend. David was so knowledgeable and plea
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Vernal Fall Hike! DO IT!
Thank you YExplore! Our hike to Vernal Fall was stunning. It was just the right amount of challenge! And some
Melissa M
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Great tour company & guide
Had a wonderful experience with John our guide. He was patient & kind. We would have absolutely gotten lost had we
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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
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Middle Yosemite Falls hike
Great views of Yosemite falls and surrounding area, and learning a lot of history of Yosemite from our guide Jay.
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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
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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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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
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Incredible!
Our tour guide Chris made our experience unforgettable. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and it’s his
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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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David D
Rockville, MD3 contributions
Aug 2021
We had a GREAT experience with YExplore. This company really cares about its customers and Yosemite. At all points we felt valued and welcome. They really went out of their way to make sure a guide was available for us when we could hike, and that we had a great guide. Our guide Emily was AWESOME--experienced, calm, patient, fun, interactive, interesting and informative. We were not experienced hikers, but she gave us confidence to complete a challenging hike. I guess we could have done the hike on our own, but having Emily really gave us confidence on our 1st day in the park and helped us to enjoy our hike even more. It was a perfect way to start our time in the park. I could not recommend YExplore (or Emily!) more highly.
Written 20 August 2021
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YExploreYosemite
Thank you so much for your positive share about your Yosemite experience with Emily. We are very happy your day was memorable.
Written 30 September 2021
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Tomoka B
1 contribution
Jul 2020
Catherine from Yexplore was very professional and nice to recommend a great hike for us, the first-time visitor to Yosemite. Her instruction was very detailed so that we won't get lost in the huge park. Our guide, Ashley was also wonderful. She was very knowledgable and accessible to ask any questions. We have two boys, ages 8 and 11, asking all kinds of questions. She was very nice and patient with them. Our hike to Sentinel Dome and Taft Point provided best view of Yosemite. I don't think we were able to go on that hiking trail by ourselves. My kids loved it. I and my husband loved it. We want to come back and try another hike with them.
Written 25 July 2020
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YExploreYosemite
Thank you so much for all the kind words. We would be happy to meet you and your family again in Yosemite for another tour.
Written 3 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

eileenw_sea
Seattle, WA2 contributions
Nov 2020
My family of four (two kids ages 11 and 7) had a great experience on a private family hike with John. Save for a short hike we tried the afternoon before, it was my kids' first experience with hiking, and our first time in Yosemite. John was knowledgable and patient. We were able to go at our own pace, staying longer in some places and being flexible with the route. It was such a fun and informative day.

We all felt very safe with John in a mask and distanced from us, and we wore masks when we were closer to him (not closer than 6 ft) to hear him. He took many pictures of us that he air dropped (no contact) at the end.

Catherine was very helpful in advance of the hike with the logistics and suggestions for appropriate gear.

So happy that we found this family run company for our hike in Yosemite!
Written 23 November 2020
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YExploreYosemite
Thank you for joining us for your first visit to Yosemite. We appreciate your kind words and are thrilled that you had a wonderful experience in Yosemite with so many memorable photos.
Written 9 December 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lucky12013
Los Altos, CA61 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
Customized hike to accommodate all age group in our family,teenager,preteen very happy after the trip.
Weather was changing every few minutes,but Johnade sure we had fun in the ever changing weather of Yosemite,he made sure we appreciated the Valley and appreciated the beauty it had to offer.
He was patient and understanding about our needs.
We even had an half hour of snowshoeing to complete our adventure.
Highly recommend this activity.
Will definitely go for another tour with this company
Written 15 February 2021
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YExploreYosemite
Thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled that you had a pleasant experience and you highly recommend our tours. We look forward to sharing your next adventure in Yosemite.
Written 19 February 2021
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GDH
1 contribution
Jul 2021
This was so wonderful! My two boys and I took a last minute trip to Yosemite and luckily were able to book this tour the Monday after the 4th of July. We were so lucky. Best hike ever! Although it was 6 hours, it didn't feel like it. We also got to meet a ranger and got a patch at the end. Nice surprise! Take a decent lunch and healthy snacks.
Written 6 July 2021
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YExploreYosemite
Thank you so much for the review. We are very happy you enjoyed your day in Yosemite with your boys and you appreciated the hike we selected.
Written 6 July 2021
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Sylvia R
8 contributions
It was a great experience. Totally worth it. We learn a lot about the history of the park and made the most of the time we spend there. I think the best time to apreciate the beauty of this park is around may but it still was a great experience. There was a fire very close but the company was very helpful and we didnt loose the opportunity to visit this amazing park.
Written 24 July 2022
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YExploreYosemite
Thank you for sharing that you had a great experience in Yosemite with us. We hope to see you again.
Written 25 July 2022
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Roee A
2 contributions
May 2019 • Family
We enjoyed every moment walking mirror lake trail with Mark P. - super interesting, kind and knowledgeable and besides that we just felt in great hands! We were with a 2yo, a 4yo and a 74yo senior - Highly recommend!
Written 1 May 2019
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Nicole D
Littleton, CO12 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
Phil was so knowledgeable,kind, and kept our 9 year old entertained as she had lots of questions for him. We did exactly what the description said a moderate hike which lasted about 5 hours. The hike was done privately by our family with ages from 9-76 years old. Phil taught us a lot about the nature we were seeing. He was especially helpful when we got the experience of seeing a real black bear while heading back to our car on our hike only about 35 feet away in the woods. This is a great time of year to come... not crowded and got to really take in being at a beautiful national park . I would highly recommend this tour and tour guide. Again another win for TripAdvisor on having exactly what I was looking for !!
Written 25 November 2019
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YExploreYosemite
Thank you for your positive feedback. We are so pleased you had an amazing day in Yosemite on a guided tour with us. We are also glad you were able to see a bear from a safe distance. Thanks again.
Written 3 September 2020
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Scottandfamily1
3 contributions
Aug 2019
In mid-August, Jay from YExplore led our family of four (including 2 children, ages 7 and 10) on great half day hike. We met around 7:30am inside the park at a trail head, hiked to Sentinel Dome, Sentinel Falls, and several other wonderful views. My wife and I enjoyed speaking with Jay, and he was great with our kids. He engaged us all by sharing stories about wildlife, trees, plants, history, and more. Our children haven't done much hiking, and had never been out West in the heat (it warmed up pretty quickly) so Jay helped adjust the original plan to make it shorter when we realized that was the best way to make it more enjoyable for them. Many thanks to Jay for a great hike, great views, fun and educational conversation, and a great first Yosemite hike for our kids! And Jay also gave us some good recommendations for the rest of our visit too. Thank you Jay and YExplore!
Written 1 September 2019
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YExploreYosemite
Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you had a great experience, and we are always happy to be flexible on tours to suit your family's needs.
Written 3 September 2020
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John F
Irving, TX4 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Our guide, Margaret, set a leisurely pace easily matched to the interests of our young hikers (3-yr boy) and (5-yr girl). There were plenty of stops to enjoy the scenery, bugs, birds, deer, flowers and sticks, coupled with multiple opportunities to toss pebbles & small rocks into the river. There were several bridges to cross and look down into the clear cold water. A sunny picnic lunch on large boulders surrounded by the rapidly flowing and swirling waters of the Dana Fork of the Tuolumne river was the highlight of the hike. For full-enjoyment, be sure to bring mosquito repellent...!!!
Written 13 July 2019
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YExploreYosemite
Hi John, Thank you for your response. We are glad you and your family had a pleasant experience with Margaret in the high country. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 20 July 2019
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