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Private Guided Hiking Tour in Yosemite

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California, United States

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icon4 to 6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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(888) 651-9785
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Walk to soaring cliffs and alpine meadows on a private, guided hiking tour of Yosemite National Park. Tailor this 5- or 6-hour trip to your interests and ability, then find your perfect trail into the wilderness. Learn about the history and ecology of the High Sierra as you walk alongside your guide, and find uncrowded paths in the heart of the park. Enjoy a backcountry picnic and discover stunning views of the Yosemite Valley or High Country, or challenge yourself to take on a longer hike with more elevation gain.
  • Private guided hiking tour in Yosemite National Park
  • Take a hike that is suited to your family or group’s experience level and interests, led by an experienced guide
  • Learn about the natural history and ecology of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada
  • Get away from the crowds and hike ‘secret trails’ with the insider knowledge of your local guide
  • Stop for photographs and rest breaks at some of the most scenic spots in the park
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Private, customizable guided hiking tour
Informative local guide
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • 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
  • Travelers 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
  • OPERATED BY YExplore Yosemite Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Guided Hiking Tour in Yosemite?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private Guided Hiking Tour in Yosemite.
What is the social distancing policy during Private Guided Hiking Tour in Yosemite?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Guided Hiking Tour in Yosemite.
What is the maximum group size during Private Guided Hiking Tour in Yosemite?
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Guided Hiking Tour in Yosemite.

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  • "Again, the staff is wonderful but maybe they should improve how to "customize" their tours." See review


52 Reviews
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Very good experience
, Jan 2021
Very good experience for a first time hiker in Yosemite. The guide reached on time and showed us around. Since I could not climb steep elevation, he kept it easy as possible for me. We walked around the valley and he kept explaining about all the vantage points. It was a good experience overall.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
Thank you for your kind review. We appreciated you joining us for your tour and were very happy to customize it for you. Many thanks.
Wonderful experience
, Aug 2020
Wow wow wow. Better than we hoped. Super fantastic guide. So knowledgeable and relaxed at the same time. Learned so much while enjoying out last day in Yosemite. Kids loved him too. John D was a star guide.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thank you so much for joining us for a tour, Darlene. We appreciate your kind words and are glad you had a positive experience.
Perfect for First Time Visitors
, Jun 2020
All of the booking was seamless and Catherine was so patient and helpful answering all of our pre-trip questions. Once we arrived to our tour, Ashley was such a fun and cheerful guide! She not only was cognisant of our capabilities in hiking the different terrain but she was so knowledgeable about everything! From the type of plants growing, to the history behind the names, down to the science of all the magic that is Yosemite. If this is your first time visiting, I highly recommend this tour to get your feet wet, and it will help you set up your future visits to be even better and more productive.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thank you so much for your positive words. We are glad you had such a wonderful experience in Yosemite.
Walking with a friend
, Jun 2020
Ashley is pleasant to be with. It’s like walking with a good friend. She took us on an age appropriate walk and we found out relevant infos on Yosemite and made us appreciate this blessed place more. Thank you.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thank you for your kind words about Ashley, Doris. We are glad you were able to appreciate your time in Yosemite and that you made a new friend.
Tour recommended
, Sep 2019
Fully recommended tour. Our guide, Ashley, was very knowledgeable and friendly, and adapted the walk to our level. The route we took saw Glacier point, Taft point and Sentinal Dome.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thank you for recommending our Yosemite tours. We are pleased that you had a positive experience.
rhonda k
, Jul 2019
I booked especially because of the private guided tour that mentioned being personalized to what we want. The staff is really really sweet and wonderful to work with. However, we didn't get the 'Personalized" part applied to our tour. They offered two tours and were a little unclear what we were exactly doing. So we went along with the 10 mile 7 hour tour they suggested. Our main objective was to see as many parts of yosemite as we could in one day. 2.5 miles into our hike, we were spending 7 hrs to just hike around the half doom. 7 hours of looking at half doom. we realized that after this venture we would be too tired to do any additional sightseeing. So at 3 miles we requested that we turn around and use our time and energy to see other sights. Our guide was great about it and took us to a few other additional sights and it all worked out but because we stepped up and spoke up mid-tour. Again, the staff is wonderful but maybe they should improve how to "customize" their tours.
Amazing Experience
, Apr 2019
Since this trip to Yosemite was the first for my husband, our 10-yr old daughter, and myself, as an adult, we made the right decision to book a moderate private guided hiking tour. Our guide was Ashley and she was amazing! She provided us with a lot of information during our hike, and was also very engaging with our daughter and took time to educate her on some plants, little crawlers, and birds we encountered on the trail. We started at lower Yosemite falls and ended at Mirror Lake. We saw so many incredible, breathtaking and picturesque scenery, abundant waterfalls and flowing creeks! We can’t wait to book another hiking event with YExplore. They are extremely organized and provided good communication! Highly recommended.
Whilst we had fun we felt that our...
Ruth M
, Mar 2018
Whilst we had fun we felt that our guide could have given us more education along the way.
Great tour! Trevor, our guide, was...
Johnny Brent J
, Aug 2017
Great tour! Trevor, our guide, was very experienced and helped us navigate some challenging terrain with our two children. The length of the tour and the chosen trails were perfect. I highly recommend!
amazing tour, very well organized...
didier a
, Aug 2017
amazing tour, very well organized, plenty of lead time, our guide was fantastic, really knowledgeable and adjust the hike to our expectation and level. strongly recommended

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