Yosemite Hiking with a naturalist guide ‘off the beaten path’ through Yosemite Valley’s majestic landscape of waterfalls, Granite monoliths, cascading streams, and lush meadows. Learn about the park with a guide who knows it intimately, and looks forward to sharing it with you. The days are all privately arranged and catered to your personal interest and abilities.
$525 for 1-5 participants with 1 Private Guide
$95 each additional participant up to 10 people*
*Call to inquire about larger groups
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Your SYMG Guide
SYMG guides are professional, highly experienced, enjoyable people that have spent years perfecting their interpretive and mountain skills in and around Yosemite. They look forward to teaching and guiding you in these spectacular locations as well as getting to know you. Tell your guide your goals and s/he will do their best to meet your needs in a safe and enjoyable manner! Gratuities are accepted and appreciated for a job well done.
The following can be provided upon request:
- Trekking Poles
See “A Few More Notes” below for more details about what to bring
A Few More Notes
What to bring
Plan to bring the following items in a small daypack for your guided hike:
- 2-3 Liters of water per person
- Lunch & snacks for the day
- A warm layer and/or rainshell
- Camera (optional)
Wear comfortable and moisture wicking clothing (especially for the warm summer months of July-August). Comfortable hiking/running shoes that are with grippy soles are the best option for footwear. It’s important to check the weather prior to your day to make sure you’re dressing appropriately- check out our favorite weather forecast here: National Weather Service- Yosemite Valley
Travel & Logistics
Your day trip begins and ends in Yosemite Valley. If you are driving a personal vehicle, plan for extra time to get to your destination and find parking. Traffic can be heavy in Yosemite Valley during the peak months of summer.
Public Transportation is an option to consider to help avoid traffic and trouble finding a parking spot. YARTS offers a variety of pick up and drop off locations from all the different gateways into the park. You can purchase tickets online ahead of time to reserve your spot at www.yarts.com.
For more information, you can reference Yosemite National Park’s webpage here regarding parking and transportation.
What's not included
- Personal clothing & footwear
- Lunch, snacks & water
- Transportation to Yosemite Valley
- Recommended 10-20% gratuity for guides
- Trip Insurance
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