Yosemite Day Hikes

YOSEMITE DAY HIKES

Come relax and experience iconic Yosemite hiking at its finest, and let us take care of the rest! Our custom Yosemite day hikes are designed with and for you based on your interest and ability. Our professional guides can take you and your family on an easy hike in the valley, on a moderate hike to view a spectacular sunset, through some awesome high-elevation meadows where wildflowers are endless, to the top of some of the most famous waterfalls, or to the summit of famous peaks such as Clouds Rest and Half Dome. Hike Mt Hoffman for a more strenuous, but rewarding challenge or try Sentinel Dome to Glacier Point for an easier, scenic hike. On all of our Yosemite day hikes, our experienced and fun guides will teach you about some of the history, ecology, and geology of the Yosemite area. Guides will also introduce you to some wilderness ethics and Leave No Trace principles.

 

Still trying to figure out what the best day hikes in Yosemite are?

In addition to the choices of hikes listed below, you can feel free to contact us regarding different Yosemite day hikes that would best suit your needs or altering any specific itinerary listed below.

Yosemite Day Hikes, Clouds Rest Hike

2017 SNOWPACK UPDATE: Our snowpack this winter is at 180% and growing. We anticipate a late opening for the Yosemite High Country with snow prevalent into July and beyond at higher elevations. River, creek, and waterfall flow will be at high and sometimes dangerous levels. Any trips through mid-late June can be impacted and back-up itineraries will be offered when necessary.

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Half Dome Hike in a Day

Half Dome Hike in a Day

  • Trip Highlights: This 16-mile round-trip “One Best Hike” takes hikers beside majestic waterfalls and to the top of the unique granite monolith, 8842′ Half Dome.
  • Trip Length: 12-15 hours
  • Mileage: 16 miles
  • Trip Rating: Strenuous
Yosemite Mist Trail, Panorama Trail, Glacier Point, and 4-Mile Trail

Yosemite Mist Trail, Panorama Trail, Glacier Point, and 4-Mile Trail

  • Trip Highlights: This is a challenging 15.5-mile loop of the southeastern portion of Yosemite Valley. Views of the entire Yosemite Valley from different perspectives.
  • Trip Length: 10-12 hours
  • Mileage: 14-16 miles
  • Trip Rating: Strenuous
Glacier Point Hike Down the Panorama and Mist Trails

Glacier Point Hike Down the Panorama and Mist Trails

  • Trip Highlights: This is a favorite for the avid hiker. After taking a bus to Glacier Point we return via the famous Panorama and Mist Trails hiking beside three major waterfalls.
  • Trip Length: 9-10 hours
  • Mileage: 8.5 miles
  • Trip Rating: Moderate full day

Nevada Fall Loop

Nevada Fall Loop

  • Trip Highlights: Uphill hike along the Mist Trail to the Top of Nevada Falls. Optional side hike to Panorama view before returning to the valley on the JMT.
  • Trip Length: 6-8 hours
  • Mileage: 7.2 miles
  • Trip Rating: Strenuous
Glacier Point Yosemite: Down the 4-Mile Trail

Glacier Point Yosemite: Down the 4-Mile Trail

  • Trip Highlights:  Amazing Valley perspectives of major icons such as Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, North Dome, Tenaya Canyon and more.
  • Trip Length: 6-7 hours
  • Mileage: 5 miles
  • Trip Rating: Moderate
Sentinel Dome and Taft Point from Glacier Point

Sentinel Dome and Taft Point from Glacier Point

  • Trip Highlights: After viewing the high country from Glacier Point, we embark on a 6.8 mile trek to both the summit of Sentinel Dome (8,122′) and to the Fissures and Taft Point.
  • Trip Length: 5-6 hours
  • Mileage: 7 miles
  • Trip Rating: Easy-Moderate

Yosemite Falls Hike

Yosemite Falls Hike

  • Trip Highlights: This hike takes you uphill on an ultimate stair-master workout alongside Yosemite Falls for an elevation gain of 2,600 feet in just about 3.5 miles.
  • Trip Length: 6-8 hours
  • Mileage: 9.5 miles
  • Trip Rating:Strenuous
Mount Hoffman

Mount Hoffman

  • Trip Highlights: Mount Hoffman is the geographical center of Yosemite National Park. With an elevation of 10,850’; it is higher than both Half Dome and Clouds Rest.
  • Trip Length: 6-8 hours
  • Mileage: 11 miles
  • Trip Rating:Strenuous
Yosemite Valley Tour

Yosemite Valley Tour

  • Highlights: The Yosemite Valley Tour includes a variety of iconic and popular features in Yosemite Valley as well as some of the lesser known gems.
  • Trip Length: 6-8 hours
  • Mileage: Varies
  • Trip Rating: Varies

Yosemite Valley Floor Loop

Yosemite Valley Floor Loop

  • Trip Highlights: This trip has a huge variety of activities to choose from. This is more of a tour than it is a hike and is the least strenuous option we offer.
  • Trip Length: 4 hours
  • Mileage: 4-6 miles
  • Trip Rating: Easy-Moderate

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