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Yosemite Guide Service

18595 Main Street, Highway 120, Groveland, CA 95321
209-962-1999
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Groveland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We (a French couple) went to Yosemite for a 3-day trip with John and his lovely dog Parker, in June 2014. In one word, it was AWESOME! - A hiking trip "à la carte" Before the trip, John asked us what were our expectations and our hiking skills. Based on that, he offered us a fully bespoke trip, perfectly fitting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We went with Martin to a 3 day trip to Ostrander lake June 2014 and had a fantastic experience. Three teens from age 11 to 15 backpacked for the first time and also had a great time. The cooking was inventive and delicious and all of the equipment was new or like-new high end brands. Highly recommended.

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Being a trip facilitator myself, I've NEVER hired a guide before. My friend Marcia who also is an avid traveler and hiker suggested we hire guides and to my dismay, it was AWESOME! John & Martin were experienced, knowledgeable but most importantly, genuinely great people to spend time with in the great outdoors. Their love of the Sierra's and nature... More

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Albany, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My husband and I and another younger friend decided to go with a guide service that would help us take all the guesswork and angst out of backpacking in the Sierras. Because it was very early in the season, they could figure out where to go, They were very accommodating to our needs as "older" backpackers. (Late seventies). It was... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

A group of friends and I decided to go with Yosemite Guide Service last fall for our Half Dome excursion and let me tell you, it was the smartest choice we made all year! They really took the hassle out of planning for this hike buy obtaining permits (which is quite difficult, if not impossible), buying food, making sure the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

From the moment we met Martin he said that he would make this the trip we wanted it to be. We spent hours tooling around taking photos on a bright sunny Sunday. Martin has many interesting experiences and knowledge that he graciously shares with you as his guest. We did a little hiking, he was very patient as we hiked... More

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

We booked a guided day trip with John to learn more about the area and to get off the beaten path. John exceeded our expectations on all accounts. He is extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife, geography and history of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada mountains. He was accommodating to our level of ability in hiking, and intuitively knew when we... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

John took us on a guided backpacking trip into the Sierra's for three days and we could not have had a better time. On the drive out, he gave us so much background about the park and the area we were going to be hiking in. He was so prepared and had great gear for us to use. We ended... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We had an outstanding day with John (and his dog Parker) which was perfect for our 3 teenage girls, my wife and I. Having met us at nearby Lee Vining, John took us up to a lookout over Mono Lake where he explained the geology and ecology in a really accessible way. We then followed him in our car up... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My husband and I went on a pre-wedding/honeymoon trip with John and it was AMAZING. John is so knowledgeable about the area and can probably give you any type of experience you're looking for. We wanted to backpack for a few days, but had never been backpacking, and were coming from CO, so this was perfect! John provided all the... More

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