Private Guided Hiking Tour In Yosemite - Yosemite National Park


See Yosemite National Park on an outing that combines short easy hikes with outdoor educationgreat 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.

Details about this tour

Youll meet your experienced guide at the trail and set out to see Yosemite from a different perspective. Every tour is designed to take advantage of the best locations available at the time of your visit, with an effort to avoid the crowds, even at the height of the summer season.

Travel along less-visited trails with your expert guide, getting an incredible experience of the forest, waterfalls and meadows around Yosemite Valley. Youll gain a deeper understanding of the Yosemite wilderness while your expert guide provides security and safety on the trail. Your guide will also be available to take photos of your group so that you have amazing shots from your day out in Yosemite!

Choose from two options for your family or group:

Beginner Hike
Enjoy a pleasant half-day hike on a gentle trail in Yosemite Valley or the High Country with excellent photo opportunities. Youll have a picnic at a scenic site, either a magnificent vista point or alongside a meadow, lake, or stream. Expect to hike four to five miles with minimal elevation gains on a tour that lasts approximately five hours.

Moderate Hike
Youll escape from the crowds and take some of Yosemites most scenic trails a little further during a hiking tour that is perfect for novice hikers who want a bit more of a challenge. Expect to hike five to six miles with elevation gains up to 1000 feet (305m) on a tour that lasts approximately six hours.


  • Private, customizable guided hiking tour
  • Informative local guide


  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please provide your hotel and contact information (phone number, email and accommodations) in the Special Requirements box at checkout. Hotel information is for guides' reference only; 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

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


  • Timothy R

    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.

  • Rhonda K

    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.

  • Ruth M

    Whilst we had fun we felt that our guide could have given us more education along the way.

  • Johnny Brent J

    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!

  • didier a

    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

  • Peter M

    Our guide Jay was ready and waiting for us as we arrived early for our first Yosemite hike. Our beginners hike was exactly that. Jay led the hike keeping my 6-year-old daughters interests and ability foremost, which is exactly what I wanted. Jay was knowledgeable and experienced, as well as very friendly. He was even prepared with antiseptic and Band-Aid to fix a small scrape when my daughter slipped. The map and driving directions prepared by Catherine were precise and absolutely perfect. We were first-time visitors to Yosemite but left with so much thanks to Jay, John and Catherine of Yexplore. I would recommend this hike to anyone!

  • Peter M

    Took my 6-year-old daughter on two Yosemite hikes, both guides were absolutely great and tailored the experience to her interests and ability. The scenery was spectacular and the guides shared a lot of interesting information about things we would never have known without their help along the way. We saw sequoias and other interesting flora as well as encountering a few deer, squirrels, chipmunks and a frog and marmot along the way. We were completely satisfied with the experience and would recommend Jay and John of Yexplore as guides to anyone. Can't wait to book another hiking trip with Yexplore!!!

  • Maria Elena A

    it was an amazing day with John our tour guide from Yexplore. We took the beginners tour and it was great. We had opportunity to take amazing pictures and walk through a beautiful trail. I highly recommend our tour guide.

  • John S

    Tim was a terrific guide and the hike to Sentinel Dome and beyond was perfect for what we were looking for. A great start to our 3 days in Yosemite.

  • Emma S

    This was an awesome tour and our guide, Tim, was good fun and knowledgeable about Yosemite. He catered for our differing levels of fitness well and made everyone feel comfortable. Thanks for a great day out in the splendour of Yosemite National Park.

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USD 135
Per Person
13 Reviews