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Top Hiking Trails in Yosemite

Top Hiking Trails in Yosemite

Yosemite isn’t just another national park—it was the first protected land in the US and the basis for what would ultimately become the National Park Service. Experience the park’s epic beauty—including stunning waterfalls—by hiking these trails.

Sentinel Dome Trail — 2.2 miles (3.5 km)

While the trail itself isn’t too difficult, the altitude of Sentinel Dome makes it a little tougher for hikers who haven’t acclimatized to the elevation. The trailhead is at 7,700 feet (2,347 meters), and the trail tops out at over 8,000 feet (2,438 meters). The reward of panoramic views make it a popular hike, as does its short round-trip distance.  

Mist Trail — 2.5 miles (4 km)

This moderate Yosemite trail is named for the fact that you’re sure to get covered in mist while hiking it. That is, of course, if you make it all the way to the top of Vernal Fall—a 2.5-mile (four-kilometer) round-trip hike that’s one of the park’s most popular routes. To leave the summer crowds behind, continue on to Nevada Falls for a strenuous, 5- to 6-hour hike that climbs just over 2,000 feet (609 meters).

Four Mile Trail — 4–10 miles (6–16 km)

Despite the relatively harmless name, Four Mile Trail is actually closer to 10 miles long if you hike it round-trip. However, considering it climbs 3,200 feet (975 meters) in less than five miles (eight kilometers), many travelers opt to drive to the top of the trail at Glacier Point before hiking one way down to the Yosemite Valley floor. It’s a popular day hike, offering a view that looks out at iconic sights such as Bridalveil Falls, Yosemite Falls, and the Half Dome summit.

Yosemite Falls Trail — 2–7 miles (3–11 km)

Ranging in distance depending how far you go, the Yosemite Falls Trail offers perfect views of America’s tallest waterfall. The round-trip hike to Columbia Rock takes about 2.5 hours, whereas the climb to the top of Yosemite Falls is a 6- to 8-hour journey.

Half Dome Trail — 14.2 miles (22.7 km)

Without question, Half Dome is one of the most visually stunning and epic American hikes, one steeped in wilderness and a journey that every outdoor enthusiast should experience. You can visit parts of it on a guided hiking trip, or choose a tour that involves summiting Half Dome and conquering its rickety cable system to the top (permit required). Because of the elevation gain and rugged terrain, the Half Dome Trail is the most difficult hike in the park and is only for fit and very experienced hikers.

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Private Guided Hiking Tour in Yosemite

Private Guided Hiking Tour in Yosemite

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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.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Yosemite Valley Private Hiking Tour

Yosemite Valley Private Hiking Tour

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Spend the day immersed in nature on a full-day hiking tour of Yosemite National Park. See the dramatic slopes of Half Dome and North Dome, experience the force of Yosemite Falls, and hike a variety trails to see Mirror Lake, and Spider Caves. Opt for a tour of an old Pioneer village and cemetery if you want. Guides carry water purification and first aid equipment and all profits form this tour support Yosemite youth summer camp programs.
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  • 8 hours
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$117.00
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Guided Yosemite Hiking Excursion
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Guided Yosemite Hiking Excursion

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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.
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  • 5 hours
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Half Dome Guided Backpacking Tour - Yosemite National Park

Half Dome Guided Backpacking Tour - Yosemite National Park

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Going on a Discovery Treks Half Dome backpacking & camping guided hiking trip is a once in a life time experience. For three days we’ll guide you on a hike to the famous and most popular location within Yosemite National Park - Half Dome. We will begin the hike in Yosemite Valley before backpacking into the backcountry to our first few nights of camping on our way to Half Dome. The difficulty of this hike increases significantly with your day hike up Half Dome before we return to Yosemite Valley on the final day. *Route Variation - Our specific hiking route and campsites on each departure are dependent upon permit availability. Difficulty of the hike will also vary based on the route change. Additionally, the ascent up Half Dome is very challenging and is weather permitting. Hiking Half Dome is a very popular tour option in Yosemite, tours are subject to permit availability, please book 6+ months in advance, if possible, to allow for best shot at acquiring a permit.
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Private Family Hike in Yosemite

Private Family Hike in Yosemite

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Experience the monumental scenery of Yosemite on a guided, half-day hike designed especially for families. Choose from a beginning or moderate hike to suit your family’s experience level, and embark on a series of trails that wind through the famous natural attractions of either Yosemite Valley or the High Country. Enjoy spectacular views of one of America’s favorite national parks, and stop for a scenic picnic near a stream, lake or meadow.
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Private Guided Snowshoe Hike in Yosemite

Private Guided Snowshoe Hike in Yosemite

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Discover the stunning winter scenery of Yosemite National Park on a guided snowshoe hike that goes deep into the frozen landscape. Embark on a beginner trail or take on an extended option for this 4- or 6- hour adventure, and watch for the tracks that deer, coyote, bobcats and bears leave in the pristine snow. See the Yosemite Valley or the High Country, take in views of soaring rocks with an icy glaze, and experience the remarkable tranquility of this park’s quietest season.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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One Day In Yosemite Private Tour:Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point & Giant Sequoias
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One Day In Yosemite Private Tour:Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point & Giant Sequoias

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See what Yosemite has to offer on this packed private sightseeing hike and tour. You’ll get an overview of Yosemite in one day, from Giant Sequoias to Glacier Point and Bridalveil Falls. Stop for hikes, photo ops of iconic landmarks, and swims underneath waterfalls. You’ll hike between 2-6 miles (3.2-6.7 kilometers) with the activity level adjusted based on the preferences of your group.
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  • 10 hours
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Private Giant Sequoia Grove Hike

Private Giant Sequoia Grove Hike

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Walk amongst one of the world’s oldest living things: the Giant Sequoia trees of Yosemite National Park. The Tuolumne and Merced Groves are home to some of the tallest and oldest trees in the world. Reaching heights of 300 feet (91 meters) and living thousands of years. The hike can be customized depending on the group and your guide carries water purification and first aid equipment and other necessities. All profits from this tour support youth summer camp programs in Yosemite.
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  • 8 hours
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5 Day Yosemite Backpacking - Three Summits

5 Day Yosemite Backpacking - Three Summits

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Summit three of Yosemite’s most iconic peaks over the course of three nights in the backcountry. Experience some of the park’s rugged wilderness along the way. Camp at the shore of May Lake at the base of Mount Hoffman (10,850’). Visit Yosemite’s largest lake (Tenaya) before hiking up to the Sunrise Lakes area where you will camp before tackling Clouds Rest (9,926’). Your adventure will culminate with the summit of Half Dome (8,836’) before returning to Yosemite Valley on the Mist Trail passing two spectacular waterfalls. This trip’s strenuous itinerary is well worth it! If you’re looking for an authentic Yosemite experience, this is the adventure for you! Cancellations are governed by our standard cancellation policy. See our website for details.
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5 Day Yosemite Backpacking - Yosemite Icons
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5 Day Yosemite Backpacking - Yosemite Icons

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For the hiker wanting to see it all, the Yosemite Icons trip offers stunning views of Yosemite’s most famous landmarks from rarely seen perspectives. Experience the adrenalin rush of peering over the sheer 3,000 foot face of El Capitan –the mecca of rock climbers around the world. Feel the mist of the roaring Yosemite Falls as you stand over the water plunging nearly 1500 feet to the pool below making it one of the tallest free-falling waterfalls in the world. Have lunch while gazing down on the granite bubble North Dome and relax while watching the sunset on the valley from Eagle Peak. This is a bucket list backpacking trip that lets you get up close and personal with scenes most people only see on postcards in the gift shop. Cancellations are governed by our standard cancellation policy. See our website for details.
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Yosemite Classic Camping Trips

Yosemite Classic Camping Trips

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Our Classic Camping/Hiking Adventure is a traditional way of visiting Yosemite without the “roughing-it” experience of a backpacking trip. We will shuttle out daily from our campsite, with daypacks and lunch in hand, to our selected hiking destinations. As the #1 guide service in Yosemite, our tours highlight a variety of iconic and popular features throughout the park as well as some of the lesser known gems. We will hike to the top of giant waterfalls, along glacially polished granite, through alpine meadows full of wildflowers, and past giant sequoia trees. We will stand atop granite domes and reach the top of a major summit. Along the way, your professional and knowledgeable guide will share the history of Yosemite as well as information about the geology, natural history, plants, and animals of the area.
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  • 5 days
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Yosemite Valley Private Winter Hiking Tour

Yosemite Valley Private Winter Hiking Tour

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While Yosemite is at its most popular during the warm summer months, the beloved National Park is equally in the winter months, with fewer crowds and beautiful snowfall on many of the valley's surrounding peaks. With this customizable winter tour, you'll get to experience Yosemite in a way that interests you, with a wide option of activities running from hikes to museum tours.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Private Snowshoeing Adventure from Badger Pass to Dewey Point

Private Snowshoeing Adventure from Badger Pass to Dewey Point

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On this private adventure, spend the day traversing Yosemite’s backcountry from Badger Pass to Dewey Point. Strap on snowshoes and embrace the cold as you traverse the winter wonderland and get panoramic views of Yosemite, including El Capitan. This hike reaches heights of 7,200 feet and ranges from moderate to difficult. There's also the option to extend the hike to Crocker Point or Stanford Point for a max round trip circuit of 10.5 miles.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Giant Sequoia Grove Hike or Snowshoe

Private Giant Sequoia Grove Hike or Snowshoe

Discover the towering Giant Sequoia trees of Yosemite during the winter on this half-day snowshoe hike. Hike through the Tuolumne and Merced groves to marvel at these 3,000-year old trees that reach heights upwards of 300 feet. Traverse the dense forests with hiking shoes or snowshoes, if there is a lot of snow on the ground, and learn about the biodiversity of the park.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tuolumne Meadows Hiking Tour

Private Tuolumne Meadows Hiking Tour

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Explore Yosemite’s Tuolumne Meadows on a full-day outdoor adventure. Meet your guide in the morning to customize your plan for the day. Opt for an easy hike to the top of Lembert Dome, visit Dog Lake, and see Soda Springs. Your guide is well prepared with water purification equipment, first aid kits, and other necessities. Bring snacks, water, and lunch for a picnic break, and feel good knowing that profits form the tour support Yosemite youth summer programs.
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  • 8 hours
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$234.00
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