Length

6 Days/5 Nights

Mileage | Rating

Varies

Average: 30 Miles Total

Cost

Varies per-person

See pricing table below

Meeting Location | Time

Rush Creek Lodge

-Check in on the first day after 4:00 pm
-Meet with your guide at Rush Creek at 7:00 pm on the first day for orientation
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IMPORTANT

Our 2021 spaces are filling quickly. To check instant live availability, use the “Book Now” button to access the calendar and see dates.

Not seeing dates that work for you? See here for our Waitlist Instructions and a discount for our 2022 season!

All confirmed trips with Lasting Adventures include the required entry permit, but not the entry fee, for the duration of the trip. On youth summer camps the entry documents are valid for pick-up and drop-off only, but no entry fee is required. We are not able to add extra days; please visit recreation.gov for Yosemite Entrance Reservations outside of your trip dates.

Yosemite Lodging/Hiking Packages

One of the most comfortable ways to see Yosemite is by adventuring daily and returning to a resort-style lodge at night for private and cozy accommodations. For this package we have partnered with Rush Creek Lodge. Rush Creek Lodge provides a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience in a hillside woodland setting at the Highway 120 West entrance to Yosemite National Park. The modern-day active traveler will appreciate daily activities in Yosemite followed by a nightly retreat to this top-notch resort complete with a large pool, hot-tubs, dining options, on-site activities, and other amenities.

Every day our guides will meet you at Rush Creek Lodge and shuttle you, day packs in hand, to our selected hiking destinations. As the #1 guide service in Yosemite, our tours highlight a variety of iconic and popular features throughout the park as well as some of the lesser known gems. We will hike to the top of giant waterfalls, along glacially polished granite, through alpine meadows full of wildflowers, and past giant sequoia trees. We will stand atop granite domes and reach the top of a major summit. Along the way, your professional and knowledgeable guide will share the history of Yosemite as well as information about the geology, natural history, plants, and animals of the area.

This is a great Yosemite multi-day tour that caters to families and hikers of all skill levels. This is a top-choice for first-timers to Yosemite and/or for those looking for a great option while their child joins us for a 6-day summer camp adventure.

In addition to our published dates, you can contact us about planning other dates/packages ranging from at least three days in length.

If you would like to opt-out of the first night’s accommodation, please let us know a minimum of 31 days in advance in order to obtain a refund for the first night’s lodging. Any first-night cancellations after 31 days are not eligible due to the hotel’s cancellation policy.

Lodge King Room (1-4 people)

All Lodge King Rooms are designed to comfortably fit parties up to 4 people. Lodge King Rooms feature a stylish sitting area, private deck with forest and/or sunset views, and private bathroom with shower. Rooms have 1 King bed and 1 Queen-size sofa bed.

  • 400 sq ft room
  • 100 sq ft private deck
  • Accommodates 1-4 guests
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Villas (1-6 people)

Every Villa features an entry foyer, private bathroom with divided vanity and shower areas, a master bedroom that includes a king bed, large sitting area with a queen sofa bed and cast iron gas fireplace, and an expansive private deck with forest and sunset views. The second bedroom in the Villa features two twin beds. The bathrooms also have a tub. Villas can hold up to 6 people.

  • 625 sq ft room
  • 125 sq ft private deck
  • Accommodates 1-6 guests
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Itinerary

Day 1: Pre–Trip Lodging

This comprehensive Yosemite hiking package includes lodging the night before and the night after your 4 scheduled days of hiking, thus making the total package a 6 day/5 night package with 4-days of hiking/meals in the middle. Obtaining reservations in and around Yosemite can be extremely difficult and sometimes impossible, so we schedule these rooms in advance and as a courtesy to our guests. Should you not need the pre- or post-trip lodging we can discount accordingly at $200 per-person/per-night (and the single supplement if applicable). Pre-trip lodging is included by default; cancelling pre-trip lodging must happen at least 31 days prior to the first night. There will be a 7:00pm Orientation/Introductions with our guides for those who have checked in today.

Day 2: Yosemite Valley & Mist Trail.

Today you will be picked up by your guide(s) at Rush Creek Lodge at 7:45 am; so grab your breakfast early. After morning stretches we will start off towards the Happy Isles trailhead to hike the famous Mist Trail. This hike takes you right up next to two of Yosemite’s most well-known waterfalls, Vernal and Nevada Falls, and along the eastern edge of the aptly named Panorama Cliff. You will complete your loop and return to the valley via the famous John Muir Trail, offering new perspectives of the waterfalls you just hiked beside. Following the hike we will drive back to Rush Creek Lodge for an evening of dinner and relaxation. Total Mileage: 7.2 miles

Day 3: Mt. Hoffman & May Lake

After a hearty breakfast at Rush Creek we will shuttle you to the May Lake parking lot where we will have the option to summit Mt. Hoffman (10, 850’). This is the geographical center of Yosemite, as well as John Muir’s favorite view in all of Yosemite. On our way back, we will have a chance to take a dip in May Lake. We will return to the lodge in time for dinner and s’mores at the campfire circle by the outdoor pool. Total Mileage: 6.0 miles

Day 4: Mariposa Grove, Glacier Point, Sentinel Dome & Taft Point

This is one of our busiest days! After an early morning breakfast we will head to the famous Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoia trees located by the parks southern boundary. This is the largest grove in Yosemite and is home to over 500 mature trees. After touring the grove, we will head to a picnic lunch in Wawona. After lunch we will continue our travels to the famous Glacier Point, where we will spend time taking in the views and learning about the history of this most famous landmark. From Glacier Point we will hike to the summit of Sentinel Dome at 8,122’ for an amazing 360-degree view. After descending Sentinel Dome, we will have the option of hiking to Taft Point for a magical sunset all before returning to the lodge for dinner.  Total Mileage: 9.0 miles

Day 5: Tuolumne Meadows

After breakfast at Rush Creek, our guides will shuttle you back along the scenic Hwy 120/Tioga Pass Road to one of the largest high-elevation meadows in the Sierra Nevada: Tuolumne Meadows. At 8600’ Tuolumne Meadows offers us a chance to hike and explore at an alpine level. We will hike to the top of Lembert Dome for an amazing view of this glacially formed meadow before descending to Dog Lake for lunch and a swim. We will then explore further down the Tuolumne River before returning to the Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center to catch our shuttle. Dinner and amenities at Rush Creek Lodge. 

Day 6: Post-Trip Lodging

Those staying for a final night can have that one well-needed morning to sleep in, and perhaps, follow your late morning with a scheduled massage at Rush Creek (optional, not included in our price).

This is a sample itinerary only.

Although we do our best to follow this itinerary; it can and will change for matters out of our control. Should weather, fire, group desires, and/or delayed seasonal openings affect the chosen itinerary, a different itinerary will be offered.

 

Additional Information

  • Price includes: 5 nights lodging at Rush Creek Lodge, 4-days of hiking with professional local guides, 4-full days of meals (days 2-5), transportation to/from day hikes within the park for duration of the trip, park entrance fees, use of trekking poles, and guides emergency gear and water purification. 
  • Not included: Transportation to/from Yosemite, dinner night 1, breakfast day 6, alcoholic beverages, . Please also refer to the Lodging/Hiking Equipment List.
  • Single travelers requesting a shared accommodation will need to pay a “forced single supplement” when there are no other travelers of the same sex also requesting shared accommodations.
  • Remember, all profits from our guided trips go towards our non-profit youth summer camp program.

Room Amenities

Room Amenities, courtesy of Rush Creek:

  • Alexa Entertainment Devices – To allow you to stay in touch and entertained, we offer wifi enabled Alexa devices in all of our guest rooms that provide access to music, sports, news, talk and more.
  • Comfy Beds with Feather Pillows – To help you get a great night’s sleep, our rooms feature comfortable Sealy beds and luxurious, hypoallergenic feather pillows from Pacific Coast Feather.
  • Gourmet Coffee Brewers – Coffee lovers will appreciate our Keurig single-cup brewers. These patented units allow you to brew gourmet coffee in the comfort of your own room.
  • Hot Water Kettles & Complimentary Tea – Boil water in the comfort of your room for a calming cup of tea at the end of your day filled with Yosemite adventures.
  • Daily New York Times Digest – Keep up on current events with this abridged daily version of the New York Times, free for lodging guests.
  • In-Room Games & Books– Spend some quality time as a couple or a family enjoying our selection of classic games, from Scrabble to Yahtzee to Dominoes.
  • Mini Fridges – Our rooms include a small refrigerator perfect for storing snacks, beverages, etc. Visit our general store to stock up on these items and more.
  • Hair Dryers/Irons – Hairdryers are provided in each of our rooms. Irons are available upon request at our Reception Desk.
  • In-Room Safes – For that extra peace of mind, we’ve added programmable electronic safes to all our rooms. These safes are large enough to store your camera, laptop and more.
  • Daily Housekeeping – Housekeeping service is provided on a daily basis. Fresh towels and linens are provided at check-in and upon request during your stay. We are proud to supply Earththerapy bath products in all of our guest rooms.
  • Guest Laundry – You’ll find coin-operated laundry machines for guest use in the hotel.
  • Free Wi-Fi – You can stay connected with free Wi-Fi service in all of our guest rooms, in our lovely Computer Lounge located in the Guest Lodge, in the Main Lodge Guest Lounge, and in the public areas of the Guest Lodge and Reception building.
  • Air Conditioning – All Lodge Rooms, Suites, and Villas feature air conditioning with individual temperature control.

Pricing

 1 person2 people3 people4 people5 people6 people
Lodge King Room$4,094/person$3,049/person$2,649/person$2,349/personnot availablenot available
Villa$5,115/person$3,559/person$2,989/person$2,599/person$2,299/person$2,099/person

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Cancellation Policy

Multi-Day Adventures/Summer Camps Cancellation Policy

The following cancellation policy is only for trips booked directly through our official website, lastingadventures.com. If you have booked via a third-party website, such as The Clymb, TripAdvisor Experiences/Viator, or bookyogaretreats.com, the below policy does not apply, and you are held to the third-party’s cancellation policy.

  • There will be no cost for cancellations of multi-day trips made at least 30 days in advance. (*Exception: our Lodging/Hiking package has a $100 non-refundable processing fee.)
  • Between 30 days and 7 days from the date and time of departure, if you choose to cancel your multi-day adventure for any reason, we can offer a transferable lifetime credit of the value paid.
  • There will be no cost for cancellations for trips we are unable to run due to closures and/or restrictions by government officials. We will make departure determinations for trips 7 days in advance of the departure date. Refunds for trips not able to be run will be processed within 5 days of the intended departure date and can only be processed back to the original payment method used for the current trip. 
    • Exception: We may make this determination 15 days in advance for Lodging Packages. 
    • Any portion of a trip purchased with a credit from a previous year will revert back to a credit.
    • Due to the difficulties of running seasonal programs, a lost season can affect us greatly. We appreciate any of our customers that would choose to take a lifetime, transferable credit for the value paid of their trip, should the trip not be able to operate due to government restrictions.
  • Final payments on multi-day trips are automatically processed/due at 30 days in advance of the trip. Any new multi-day booking made at/within 45-days in advance will be required to pay in full.
    • Exception: Final payments are due at least 45 days in advance for our Lodging/Hiking package.
  • For our Summer Camps, due to COVID-19 in 2021 participants must have a responsible party available within 6 hours of Yosemite Valley for pickup in case of emergency. 

2021 DATES BY MONTH

Check-in dates at Rush Creek Lodge:

    May Departure Dates  

  • Thu, May 20th - Tue, May 25th
    Sorry, Sold Out

    June Departure Dates  

  • Sun, Jun 13th - Fri, Jun 18th
    Sorry, Sold Out
  • Sun, Jun 27th - Fri, Jul 2nd
    Sorry, Sold Out
  • July Departure Dates  

  • Sun, Jul 11th - Fri, Jul 16th
    Sorry, Sold Out
  • Sun, Jul 25th - Fri, Jul 30th
    Sorry, Sold Out

    August Departure Dates  

  • Sun, Aug 8th - Fri, Aug 13th
  • Sun, Aug 22nd - Fri, Aug 27th
  • September Departure Dates  

  • Wed, Sep 8th - Mon, Sep 13th
  • Wed, Sep 22nd - Mon, Sep 27th

    2022 DATES BY MONTH

    Check-in dates at Rush Creek Lodge:

      May Departure Dates  

    • Fri, May 27th - Wed, Jun 1st

      June Departure Dates  

    • Mon, Jun 13th - Sat, Jun 18th
    • Mon, Jun 27th - Sat, Jul 2nd
    • July Departure Dates  

    • Mon, Jul 11th - Sat, Jul 16th
    • Mon, Jul 25th - Sat, Jul 30th

      August Departure Dates  

    • Mon, Aug 8th - Sat, Aug 13th
    • Mon, Aug 22nd - Sat, Aug 27th
    • September Departure Dates  

    • Thu, Sep 8th - Tue, Sep 13th
    • Thu, Sep 22nd - Tue, Sep 27th

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