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  • Location:Yosemite, California
  • Duration:Varies

Yosemite Hiking Excursion

Explore the stunning trails of Yosemite National Park on this guided hiking excursion. Select a specific hike for your skill level, with options ranging from beginner to strenuous, and enjoy the views from Glacier Point, Sentinel Dome, El Capitan, Half Dome and more. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of this renowned landscape as you hike in the fresh air. An experienced guide will provide insightful commentary along the way. 


  • Hiking excursion in Yosemite
  • Follow your guide on an epically beautiful hike through Yosemite National Park
  • Choose a beginner, intermediate, moderate, challenging or strenuous hike
  • Soak up amazing views of Glacier Point, El Capitan, Cathedral Lakes, Yosemite Falls and more
  • Cross Half Dome off your bucket list!
  • All experience levels welcome

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What You Can Expect

Yosemite Hiking Excursion

Hike Yosemite

Choose a hike to best accommodate your experience and skill level, with options ranging from beginner to moderate to strenuous. You will meet your professional hiking guide at 8:30am in Yosemite National Park, and your specific trailhead will be confirmed post-booking.

Bring plenty of water regardless of the trail that you choose, so that you can keep hydrated along the way. A detailed list of hike options can be found in the Itinerary section below.



These introductory hikes are perfect for beginners and those looking for a calmer, slower, less rigorous experience. Enjoy a pleasant walk along a gentle trail in Yosemite Valley or High Country, offering excellent photo opportunities and a chance to picnic atop a scenic lookout point or alongside a meadow, lake or stream.

Several possible routes may take you to Yosemite Falls, Mirror Lake, Sentinel Dome and Taft Point or May Lake, which sits directly below Mt Hoffman’s summit.

Distance: 4 - 5 miles (6.5 - 8 km)
Time: 4 - 5 hours
Elevation gain: Minimal


The moderate hike is easier than the intermediate hike, but is still good for beginners and those looking for a relatively less rigorous experience. Several possible routes may take you to Yosemite Falls, Inspiration Point, Lembert Dome and Dog Lake, Sentinel Dome and Taft Point, Wapama Falls or Hetch Hetchy.

Distance: 5 - 6 miles (8 - 9.5 km)
Time: 5 - 6 hours
Elevation gain: Up to 1,000 feet (305 meters)


Longer than a moderate hike with more dramatic elevation gains, intermediate hikes are ideal for more experienced hikers who want a different perspective of the distinct character of Yosemite Valley and High Country.

Achieve new heights on some of Yosemite’s most scenic trails to Vernal Falls, Glacier Point, Taft Point, Sentinel Dome, Dewey Point or May Lake.

Distance: Up to 8 miles (13 km)
Time: 6 - 7 hours
Elevation gain: Up to 2,000 feet (610 meters)


Experienced hikers, fitness enthusiasts and courageous adventures will love this challenging, physically demanding hike. You’ll be rewarded with incomparable views and a greater sense of accomplishment as you hike to Upper Yosemite Falls, Mt Hoffman, North Dome, Cathedral Lakes, Nevada Falls or Glacier Point.

Distance: Up to 10 miles (16 km)
Time: 7 - 8 hours
Elevation gain: Up to 3,000 feet (914 meters)


Test your boundaries with this ultimate Yosemite hike along the most physically demanding terrain in Yosemite. Embark on a journey of self-discovery during this hiking experience and be rewarded with panoramic views as incomparable as the sense of achievement you’ll feel.

Hike to Waterwheel Falls, El Capitan or Clouds Rest, or make the epic journey up Half Dome! These advanced tours encounter steep elevation gains and are for adventure travelers with extensive hiking experience and/or physical training. It is recommended that you train seriously for this hike.

Distance: More than 15 miles (29 km)
Time: 7 - 10 hours (Half Dome may take longer)
Elevation gain: Up to 5,000 feet (1,524 meters)

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It would be very hard not to be wowed by Yosemite, such a stunning place. Opting for a guided hike was a great option for me, received lots of interesting information and facts from my guide Jay, and he took me to the best spots around the route we hiked. We did an intermediate level hike, around 8 miles with 1300ft of climbing - you need to be reasonably fit, some of it was hard going, but all worth it when you get to the high spots, such as Sentinel Dome with a 360 degree view of the whole park. Amazing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Loved it. AMAZING views and Jay my tour guide was a really nice guy! Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wonderful tour, highly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was fantastic! Our tour guide was called Tim, he was warm, friendly and so knowledgeable. He went at our pace and we never felt rushed. It felt like we had known each other years by the end of our hike. Definitely a must when visiting Yosemite, called speak highly enough of this! Would defo do again if we get the chance to return.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A fascinating hike and breathtaking views. 4 hours in the company of Matteo was interesting and fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Had a top day. Tim our guide was a great guy! The views of yosemite are incredible!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The trek was hard as the initial description identified. IT was well worth it to finish and gain that sense of completion even through the rain and snow yes in July. The ends justified the means and we were both very happy to have made it to the top. To see the valley and panoramic views from that vantage point was truly awe inspiring. Thank you

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Beautiful views . Great family bonding. Tour guide was awesome. Full of knowledge, fun facts, very nice upbeat personality.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This trip was really a wonderful experience and undoubtedly made so by our guide Jade Wolff.
She was able to explain many facets of our trip such as geology, flora and fauna, together with the historical development of the park, with her obvious passion for the environment in which she lived.
Full marks to Jade for a very informative and enjoyable day.

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