2021 Traveler’s Choice on Trip Advisor – Over 1,200 5 Star Client Reviews!

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Guided Day Hikes

Join Our Trusted Guides For Private Day Hiking Tours in Yosemite or Olympic National Parks!

To get the most out of Yosemite or Olympic on a time crunch, there’s no better experience than a hiking tour with our knowledgable guides! We offer customizable route options ranging from easy and informative valley tours to intense and adventurous mountain ascents, featuring some of the best trails on the West Coast! Explore life-changing views and rich history with the knowledgeable eye of our expert staff guiding you through encounters with both icons and local secrets. If you’re looking for a challenge, check out our Extended Day hiking tours (like Half Dome in a Day!) which combine both the wow and excitement factors into an unforgettable experience. We’ll bring gear and snacks!

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“We did 2 day hikes with Lasting Adventures. We were a party of 9 with 2 families. The guides were extremely knowledgeable, and kept everyone entertained from our 12 year old to young adults and older adults. The pace was just perfect with enough breaks.” TripAdvisor, May 2021

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Sentinel Dome and Taft Point from Glacier Point
Awesome Views, Amazing Experiences, and Accomplishments!

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Glacier Point Down the Panorama and Mist Trails
Great downhill hike for first time visitors to Yosemite!

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Moderate

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View from our Hetch Hetchy and Wapama Falls Hike
View from our Hetch Hetchy and Wapama Falls Hike
Hetch Hetchy and Wapama Falls Day Hike
Hetch Hetchy is a place full of history. Prior to the dam construction in 1914, the Hetch Hetchy Valley was often compared in natural beauty to that of Yosemite Valley. Come see 19th and 20th century construction, the effects of water on an ecosystem, and this beautiful and lesser known Valley that John Muir called his favorite.

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Easy-Moderate

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Day Hike
Rialto Beach views on one of our Olympic Backpacking Trips to the Ozette Coast
Rialto Beach views on one of our Olympic Backpacking Trips to the Ozette Coast
Rialto Beach Tide Pooling Hike
The Rialto Beach Tide Pooling tour highlights the coastal area of the Olympic Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean. These great Olympic hiking tours are well suited for families and hikers of all abilities who are interested in learning about the coastal section of Olympic National Park.

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Easy

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One of our Olympic Hiking Tours along the Ozette Coast
One of our Olympic Hiking Tours along the Ozette Coast
Ozette Triangle Day Hike
This Olympic hiking tour features more variety than any other hike, and takes visitors through lush old-growth forests, past coastal meadows, and all the way to the Pacific coastline with breathtaking sea stacks and sea life scattered across its length.

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Easy-Moderate

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View from one of our Olympic Hiking Tours to Maiden Peak
View from one of our Olympic Hiking Tours to Maiden Peak
Maiden Peak Hike
Our Maiden Peak Olympic Hiking Tours explore the eastern section of the Grand Ridge trail, the highest maintained trail in the park. Along the way, you will get unparalleled, wide open views of the northern Cascade Mountains to the east, Vancouver Island to the north, and Grand Valley and panoramic views of the Olympic mountains to the South.

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Moderate-Strenuous

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Tuolumne Meadows - Yosemite Day Hikes
Tuolumne Meadows - Yosemite Day Hikes
Tuolumne Meadows Tour
This is a great hike for those looking to explore an area of the park known to the locals to contain all of the same majesty as Yosemite Valley with fewer crowds and congestion. 

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Easy-Moderate

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May Lake on our Mount Hoffman Yosemite Hiking Tours
May Lake on our Mount Hoffman Yosemite Hiking Tours
Mount Hoffman Hike
One of the best Yosemite hiking tours, Mount Hoffman is a lesser known peak which is actually quite easily reached with an exciting scramble at the top.

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Strenuous

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View from Clouds Rest - Yosemite Day Hikes
View from Clouds Rest - Yosemite Day Hikes
Clouds Rest Hike
This challenging 14.5-mile day hike is a favorite for guests and guides alike, making it among our most popular Yosemite hiking tours.

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Strenuous

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Explore our Yosemite Hiking Tours
Explore our Yosemite Hiking Tours
North Dome Day Hike
Our North Dome tour takes visitors to the peak of North Dome, directly across Tenaya Canyon from Half Dome with an awe-inspiring view of the northwest face. A favorite Yosemite Hiking Tour for guides and guests alike.

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Giant Sequoias on one of our Yosemite Day Hikes
Giant Sequoias on one of our Yosemite Day Hikes
Giant Sequoia Grove Hike
The Giant Sequoia Grove day hike highlights the iconic ‘big trees’ of the Sierra Nevada.

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Easy-Moderate

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Yosemite Mist Trail
Yosemite Mist Trail
Yosemite Mist to 4-Mile Trail
The Yosemite Mist Trail hike offers beautiful scenery of Yosemite’s astonishing landmarks from start to finish.

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Strenuous

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Ready to summit Half Dome on one of our Yosemite Hiking Tours
Ready to summit Half Dome on one of our Yosemite Hiking Tours
Half Dome in a Day
Our most epic Yosemite Hiking Tour! Half Dome in a day consists of a 16-mile round-trip trek that takes all day and ascends nearly 5,000 feet beside two majestic waterfalls and a steep cable route before arriving at the top of the famous 8,842′ granite dome.

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On the way up to Yosemite Falls on our Yosemite Hiking Tours
On the way up to Yosemite Falls on our Yosemite Hiking Tours
Yosemite Falls Day Hike
The strenuous Yosemite Falls hike takes you up a number switchbacks beside incredible outlooks and waterfalls to award you with the famous lookout at the top of the falls. A Yosemite hiking tours classic!

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Yosemite Day Hikes along the Mist Trail
Yosemite Day Hikes along the Mist Trail
Mist Trail / Nevada Fall Loop
For waterfall lovers that can handle an uphill climb, the Mist Trail & Nevada Fall Loop Day Hike is for you! This Yosemite Hiking tour follows the park's most popular trail.

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Strenuous

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The view from Glacier Point on one of our Yosemite Hiking Tours
The view from Glacier Point on one of our Yosemite Hiking Tours
4-Mile Trail to Glacier Point Day Hike
Our 4-Mile Trail to Glacier Point Yosemite hiking tour is a perfect option for visitors looking to challenge their fitness while experiencing some of the best views in Yosemite Valley.

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Strenuous

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Yosemite Valley Guided Hike Views
Yosemite Valley Guided Hike Views
Yosemite Valley Hiking Tour
The Yosemite Valley Hiking Tour highlights a variety of iconic and popular features in Yosemite Valley as well as some of the lesser known gems.

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Easy-Moderate

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