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Yosemite Mule & Horseback Rides

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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
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Beautiful Ride

Loved this adventure in rustic beauty. The ride had panoramic vistas - at times somewhat steep mountain climbs - and very well behaved horses. The High Sierra Camp was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this adventure in rustic beauty. The ride had panoramic vistas - at times somewhat steep mountain climbs - and very well behaved horses. The High Sierra Camp was adequately equipped with warm blankets - and a delicious dinner. I would definetely return in the future. The route we took began in Glen Aulin - stooping at May Lake.

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Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Fun place to visit if you love horses like I do! Gorgeous scenery & sweet gentle horses make a ride unforgettable.

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1 Thank Tammara D
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Mules just plodded along which is fine for complete beginners, as a more experienced rider the route was only interesting because of the climbing up and down steep gradients. I wouldn't recommend for competent riders because it was just a LONG walk with not really much scenery to see (I went to the 'lake'- but it was dried up) Price... More 

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4 Thank Lytbulb89
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Wife & myself, really enjoyed our recent visit to Yosemite National Park, and it included a 4 hour ride out around the trails. And yes we will be back, but a big but, and wanted to share, that the attraction in it current format of 2 hour, 4 hour rides, is ending, due the votes tendered by members of Yosemite... More 

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5 Thank futureinoz
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a different perspective on things.. The height and a little more freedom of looking around were great. Horses kicked up a lot of dust though and I was sneezing like mad. Quite unchallenging from a riding perspective so if your a keen rider this probs not for you. It's just nose to tail stuff. But still a bit of... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

After we had so much fun on this great ride thru Yosemite we found out that due to some political nonsense horseback riding will no longer be at the park. What a shame. This is the only way some people can see the back country since they cant hike. Aramark hear this you are doing a great injustice canceling this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

We (two moms and 4 kids from 9 - 12) did the 2-hour trail ride to Mirror Lake. 3 of us were beginners and they did fine, but it was not as easy a ride on the bums of us 40ish mothers!! The guides were fantastic and we all had a great time. We decided to hike the same trail... More 

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6 Thank Kuglers
Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Daughters first horse back riding experience. The guides are awesome and horses well behaved. We did the two hour tour, half day was booked, and it was a perfect way to see Mirror lake and the views along the way. The guides said this is the last year for Valley floor tours on horse back and the stables are closing.... More 

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2 Thank colleen k
Oklahoma
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216 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We took a half day mule ride to Vernal Falls with Yosemite Valley Stables. Our guides were McKenzie and Natalie, they were great, very informative about the area. Before starting out on the ride, you are required to watch a safety video and wear a helmet (sort of humiliating for an experienced rider though). The trail up to Vernal Falls... More 

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1 Thank Lynn W
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A very enjoyable couple of hours trekking through the valley and past the Half Dome. The instructors were excellent and this is a great trip for novice riders like us. However, two hours is more than sufficient for those aching muscles!

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