December 1 – April 14
See our Giant Sequoia Hike for April 15 – November 30.
Highlights: Snowshoeing in Giant Sequoias of Yosemite is an unforgettable and surreal experience. The path is a short, level, and easy walk that’s perfect for the novice hiker, enabling guests to stand beneath the towering, ancient behemoths in the seclusion of Yosemite’s wintertime environment. The snowshoeing itself is easy to learn and offers the rare chance to get into the less-traveled winter wonderland of the Yosemite backcountry! All tours are private.
Meeting Location: Tuolumne Grove parking at 6200′
High Point: Tuolumne Grove at 5,800′
Winter is an amazing time to take in Yosemite’s rare groves of Giant Sequoia trees. As the summer/spring crowds clear out, the Tuolumne and Merced Groves become secluded, peaceful hiking trails accentuated by the towering Sequoia trees reaching out of view. The Giant Sequoias grow up to nearly 300 feet high/26 feet in diameter, making the the largest living things on Earth, and can live to be over 3,000 years old. If there is a considerable amount of snow on the ground, this trip becomes a peaceful snowshoe through the snow blanketed groves.
This trip can include Tuolumne and/or Merced Grove is a great for families with younger children and/or families looking for an easier hike.
Guides carry first aid kits, water purification methods, toilet paper (for emergencies), suntan lotion and bug repellent. Please plan to bring your own lunch, snacks, water bottles, etc. Remember, profits from our guided trips go towards supporting our youth summer camp program.
NOTE: Should weather, fire, and/or delayed seasonal openings affect the chosen itinerary, a different itinerary will be offered. You will be kept in contact throughout this process. That being said, some of Yosemite most unique winter phenomena occur in less than ideal weather conditions!
“An amazing experience!!”
“This is one of the trips I will remember for a long time.”
“Excellent experience. Really great guides, made it a fun and safe event. Appreciate how well they accommodated individual skill levels. Definitely plan to take another weekend trip with them.”
Day Hike Cancellation Policy:
On day hikes, we will offer no-charge cancellation until 7 days prior to the departure of the hike. Within 7 days of departure, but at least 72 hours prior to departure, a 50% cancellation fee applies. Within 72 hours there are no refunds.