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    What to Expect
    Choose a hike to best accommodate your experience and skill level, with options ranging from beginner to moderate to strenuous. You will meet your professional hiking guide at 8:30am in Yosemite National Park, and your specific trailhead will be confirmed post-booking.
    Bring plenty of water regardless of the trail that you choose, so that you can keep hydrated along the way. A detailed list of hike options can be found in the Itinerary section below.
    *If booking for 1 person, you will be given a private tour.
    Itinerary
    BEGINNER HIKE
    These introductory hikes are perfect for beginners and those looking for a calmer, slower, less rigorous experience. Enjoy a pleasant walk along a gentle trail in Yosemite Valley or High Country, offering excellent photo opportunities and a chance to picnic atop a scenic lookout point or alongside a meadow, lake or stream.
    Several possible routes may take you to Yosemite Falls, Mirror Lake, Sentinel Dome and Taft Point or May Lake, which sits directly below Mt Hoffman’s summit.
    Distance: 4 - 5 miles (6.5 - 8 km)Time: 4 - 5 hours Elevation gain: Minimal
    MODERATE HIKE
    The moderate hike is easier than the intermediate hike, but is still good for beginners and those looking for a relatively less rigorous experience. Several possible routes may take you to Yosemite Falls, Inspiration Point, Lembert Dome and Dog Lake, Sentinel Dome and Taft Point, Wapama Falls or Hetch Hetchy.
    Distance: 5 - 6 miles (8 - 9.5 km)Time: 5 - 6 hours Elevation gain: Up to 1,000 feet (305 meters)
    INTERMEDIATE HIKE
    Longer than a moderate hike with more dramatic elevation gains, intermediate hikes are ideal for more experienced hikers who want a different perspective of the distinct character of Yosemite Valley and High Country.
    Achieve new heights on some of Yosemite’s most scenic trails to Vernal Falls, Glacier Point, Taft Point, Sentinel Dome, Dewey Point or May Lake.
    Distance: Up to 8 miles (13 km)Time: 6 - 7 hours Elevation gain: Up to 2,000 feet (610 meters)
    CHALLENGING HIKE
    Experienced hikers, fitness enthusiasts and courageous adventures will love this challenging, physically demanding hike. You’ll be rewarded with incomparable views and a greater sense of accomplishment as you hike to Upper Yosemite Falls, Mt Hoffman, North Dome, Cathedral Lakes, Nevada Falls or Glacier Point.
    Distance: Up to 10 miles (16 km)Time: 7 - 8 hours Elevation gain: Up to 3,000 feet (914 meters)
    STRENUOUS HIKE
    Test your boundaries with this ultimate Yosemite hike along the most physically demanding terrain in Yosemite. Embark on a journey of self-discovery during this hiking experience and be rewarded with panoramic views as incomparable as the sense of achievement you’ll feel.
    Hike to Waterwheel Falls, El Capitan or Clouds Rest, or make the epic journey up Half Dome! These advanced tours encounter steep elevation gains and are for adventure travelers with extensive hiking experience and/or physical training. It is recommended that you train seriously for this hike.
    Distance: More than 15 miles (29 km)Time: 7 - 10 hours (Half Dome may take longer)Elevation gain: Up to 5,000 feet (1,524 meters)
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Day hike around the Yosemite Valley, magical! We had 6 kids and 6 adults in tow... the pace, hiking and adventures were well organized and fantastic!

    Thank mattcI194JH
    YExploreYosemite, Owner at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you so much and we are so happy your family had a memorable experience in Yosemite.

    Reviewed June 16, 2019

    Couldn't have asked for a better guide than Alex. He was considerate, well-versed in the terrain, full of great stories, and just all around a great guy. He helped make this trip for my wife's birthday a truly memorable one.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Eugene L
    YExploreYosemite, Owner at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hello and thank you for sharing your wonderful experience in Yosemite. We are very pleased that Alex treated you and your wife so well. Please wish her a happy birthday from YExplore.

    Reviewed April 15, 2019

    We had a very nice time at Yosemite but paid way too much. The "hike" (more like a walk in the park) was very well organized and our guide gave us information about the history and wildlife of the area. We took the moderate hike...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank georgios1821
    Reviewed March 30, 2019

    Went on a family vacation during the summer of 2018. Very crowded with cars and motor homes everywhere, very hard to find parking and tons of people. Maybe go during off season if you can but weather is good.

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank Francisco D
    Reviewed October 28, 2018

    My fiancé and I booked the intermediate hike for our first trip to Yosemite. Our tour guide was Jay and he was fantastic. He kept an excellent pace and gave us a great rundown of the history of Yosemite while showing us the greatest views...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank James L
    YExplore, Owner at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2019

    Thank you James. That is very kind for you to say. We have shared your feedback with Jay.

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