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Private Guided Hiking Tour in Yosemite

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See Yosemite National Park on an outing that combines short easy hikes with outdoor education–great for children and adults alike! Spend quality time with your family and friends while learning about Yosemite from your experienced guide who will tailor the day to the experience level of your group. Come away with in-depth knowledge of this natural wonderland as well as great photos for your album.
  • 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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Reviewed 3 days ago

YExplore and guide Ryan provide me and my two teens a great seven day hike in SE Yosemite, off-trail and they took care of all the hiking details.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a great 1/2 day hiking experience with the lovely Ashley who was charming, fun and knowledgeable. Ashley also gave us lots of great tips for the rest of our stay in Yosemite. Would highly recommend!

Date of experience: July 2019
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YExploreYosemite, Owner at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing about your wonderful Yosemite experience with Ashley. We are happy you had a great trip.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend YExplore Yosemite to everyone. Did Mount Hoffman hike with Trevor - best hike made better by a brilliant guide! Trevor made it really fun and was very fit but managed the pace for our level. He was really knowledgeable and arranged the accent...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank RosieRich19
YExploreYosemite, Owner at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy you had such a great experience with Trevor. Congratulations on the summit!

Reviewed 7 July 2019 via mobile

We did the moderate hike to see Sentinel Dome and Taft Point. It was a lot of fun! Ashley was knowledgeable about the park and all of its landmarks. She answered all of our questions in a friendly manner and showed us great vantage points...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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YExploreYosemite, Owner at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Alex. We are please that you had a memorable experience. We hope you continue to hike ay all our wonderful national parks.

Reviewed 27 June 2019

We are a group of 10 and John guided us on a team a tour to Sentinel Dome and Taft Point. The sights were incredible and John was a fantastic guide, full of information and passion for Yosemite and the natural environment. Great guidance and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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YExploreYosemite, Owner at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2019

Thank you so much. It was my pleasure to meet you all and spend a beautiful day in Yosemite with everyone.

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Response from cdesp | Reviewed this property |
we used YExplore Yosemite Adventures John De Grazio is the owner and guide, I highly recommend him. He offers various levels of tours and knows the park inside and out.
19 July 2018|
Response from trekkerno1 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, have not been reading TripAdvisor. I suggest you ask the company , if it is not too late for you :
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