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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
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Ok - *hypocrite warning*:- we took our kids on this trail, but everyone else's kids spoilt it.

We were looking forward to the horse / mule ride - it was fairly expensive and needed booking in advance. It was also pretty busy. Overall - very enjoyable - but because it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2014
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Prairieville, Louisiana, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Excellent trip made great by guide Scotty!! Only for experienced horseback riders because the trail is very treacherous-you are riding the John Muir trail that the hikers use, so you encounter people unfamiliar with how to act around horses/mules that do not read livestock/hiker rule signs at beginning of trail. Trail also has alot of rock/slate to maneuver over(amazing how... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Sadly we had to cancel our trip last minute due to ilness, they were so understanding, hated to let them down but they were super reasonable! Highly recommend! Great if you are staying at Tenaya Lodge, just round the corner! From the Windsors

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We were looking forward to the horse / mule ride - it was fairly expensive and needed booking in advance. It was also pretty busy. Overall - very enjoyable - but because it was summer holidays, and because its family friendly (the reason we were there indeed) there was lots of kids on the trail. The first howls of laughter... More 

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Louisiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The two hour is a good ride for beginners. We had a couple of sure footed mules. My wife’s tried to take a bite of her bag, but this is part of the entertainment when dealing with mules. There were no problems that I could see, other than one going off course a little. ….. Mirror Lake was dried up,... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Took the 2 hr. mule ride with my daughter, beautiful scenery, great guides, was sore but it was worth it

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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My wife and I found this a really nice way to see part of the Yosemite Valley. The guides were great and knew the animals well. My wife came off her mule and still enjoyed the experience, which I think says a lot. Ours was a 2 hour ride out to mirror lake and back via a slightly different route.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Hot. Helmets mandatory. Dusty. You get there an hour ahead and our ride was 2 hours of fear and loathing on my part as well as Cartman, my mount. Mule was so stubborn and tried to scrape me off on trees or throw me off the cliffs. I ride horses without issues. Cowboy Bob was the only bright spot and... More 

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travelersabcd
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had a great time riding horses/mules on the trails of Yosemite. We took the 2 hour trip and it was just the perfect amount of time. The guides were really good and we enjoyed seeing Half Dome from the base. The only suggestion I have is bring a bandana for dust if it is the dry season to cover... More 

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Brighton
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were in Yosemite this April and didn't expect the stables to be open. Luckily for us they started the season early because of the good weather so we were able to get a ride. We took a two hour ride, and all really enjoyed it (rather to my surprise!). The mules were great and very surefooted over some difficult... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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172 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We rode mules for a half day, 4 hour, up very steep, narrow, dusty switchbacks. It was awesome. Great views of Nevada Falls and Half Dome. We ranged from 8 years to 67 years. Wonderful experience for each of us. Helps to have some experience riding, but not a requirement.

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