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Customized, private outings providing exceptional day hikes, backpacking trips, camping trips, and special tours - guided by professionally trained naturalists in the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite National Park. Specializing in small groups and...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
18595 Main St, Highway 120, Groveland, CA 95321-9440
+1 530-523-3998
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

John is a fabulous tour guide who knows every spot and trail to see for beauty and great pictures. He is a semi-retired natural resource employee who knows the Sierra mountains like no one else. He explains the ecosystem from geology, plant and tree life,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

John gave us a fantastic family tour of Yosemite. Lots of history and great facts about Yosemite and visits to parts we would just not of gone to and things we would not of learnt or known without his vast knowledge of the park. Well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

This was my second hiking adventure with John and first with his assisant, Kiristen. Both are very professional and knowledgeable . It was a great trip. Whether you are a novice or experienced hiker, I would recommend John and his crew for any type of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kathy H
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

I went on my first multiple day trip with John and Kirsten. It was amazing! John was an excellent guide that showed us many beautiful places on our hike. Kirsten was absolutely wonderful as well. She was so helpful and kind. She knows the outdoors...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Emily J
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing trip with John and Kirsten guiding us through the Ansel Adam's Wilderness area. This is the second trip that my friends and I have used John and his guide service. Our hike was set to leave just a few days after the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Laurah B
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Myself and my daughter (11) spent an amazing 2 night/3 days hiking in the Hoover Wilderness. I was looking for a backpacking trip during our recent trip to California. All the organised tours were full, so I was referred to John. John provided plenty of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dale C
Reviewed July 11, 2018

My wife, two young adult children, and I spent four amazing days backpacking in the High Sierras with John and his dog Parker. The trip really got us into unbelievably beautiful yet remote areas that only an experienced guide would know about. John (and Parker)...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Karl Z
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Outstanding! Excellent communication. Smart recommendations from the operator which maximized our fun. The guide, Kirsten,was extraordiary and inspiring. Knew all about flowes and trees. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank gehmandeane4
Reviewed June 20, 2018

As a regular hiker in the English Lake District, my two long days with John really exceeded expectations. His detailed knowledge of the geology, wild flowers, wild life, culture and local history added immensely to the enjoyment of my time in Yosemite. It was like...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

John was a Great Guide!! He was very informative of the Park inside and out. My sister and I wanted to experience the Park and not be rushed or around a big crowd and he did the job! He listened to what we wanted to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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June 10, 2018|
Response from Katheryn D | Reviewed this property |
Yosemite Guide Service 530-523-3998 18595 Main Street Grove land, CA 95321 Trip Advisor won’t let me include the link, but if you google Yosemite Guide Service you’ll find it. Sometimes he’s out leading overnight hikes, so... More