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Yosemite Valley Hiking Tour

Yosemite Valley Hiking Tour

Trip Highlights:

El Capitan

Bridalveil Falls

Yosemite Valley

Half Dome

Mirror Lake

Merced River

Our Yosemite Valley Guided Hike  highlights a variety of iconic and popular features in Yosemite Valley as well as some of the lesser known gems. Along the way, your professional and knowledgeable guide will share with you the history of Yosemite as well as information about flora and fauna common in the area. This is a great Yosemite guided tour that caters to families and hikers of all skill levels. This is a top-choice for first-timers to Yosemite and/or those who want an easier-moderate walking-tour of the famed Yosemite Valley. All tours are private and you will plan the days’ itinerary when you meet with the guide in the morning.

Offered: April 15-Nov. 30. For Dec. 1-April 14th see our Yosemite Valley Winter Tour.

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April 15 – November 30


6-8 Hours

Mileage & Difficulty:

6-10 Miles


1-2 People: $600
3-4 People: $700
5+ People: $150-/Person

All Tours Are Private

Departs From:

Meeting Time:

8 am
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Yosemite Valley Guided Hike

Meeting Location: Curry Village Tour Desk at 4,035′
High Point: Various Valley Locations
Elevation Gain: Varies

If it’s your first time in Yosemite and/or you’re looking to see all of the iconic landmarks Yosemite Valley has to offer, look no further the Yosemite Valley Hiking Tour. Over the course of the day, your guide will take you on hikes to a variety of iconic Yosemite Valley destinations often including features like Vernal Fall, Nevada Fall, Mirror Lake, Happy Isles, Lower Yosemite Fall, Upper Yosemite Fall and/or Swinging Bridge as well as some of the more “hidden gems” of Yosemite like the little-known Sequoia trees growing in the valley or the secret Indian Caves. The hikes can be broken up with visits to the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center and Museum, Ansel Adams Photo Gallery, Yosemite Art Center, replica Ahwahneechee Village, Pioneer Cemetery, or Old Chapel based on the interests of the small group. Prominent geological features like Half Dome, North Dome, Royal Arches and Glacier Point will be pointed out along the way. This is an easy to moderate hiking tour that is great for families and hikers of all skill levels. Since there is so much to see in Yosemite Valley, this trip can also be booked for two different days to make sure you see it all.


  • All tours are private.
  • You will plan the day’s itinerary when you meet with your guide in the morning.
  • Guide(s) 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.
  • 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.

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April 15 – November 30
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#1 Rated Guide Service in the West

Half Dome in a Day participant, 2021
Half Dome in a Day participant, 2021
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I did a private one-on-one hike with a guide to Half Dome. This was such an amazing experience! The guide was very knowledgeable regarding Yosemite, and I realized I wouldn't have completed it without the help of the guide. His expertise and calmness during the cables really enabled me to push through and complete this amazing hike!”
Day hike guest, 2021
Day hike guest, 2021
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We were a group of 7 family members (ages 22-65 years old), for all of us was our first hiking/backpacking/camping experience. We all have such an amazing yet challenging experience, it was really worthy! Thank you so much to our guides Nicole and Jack for your cheers, your spirit, your cooking, your yoga time, your knowledge and for doing this family trip so great! We really enjoy it!!
Day hike guest, 2021
Day hike guest, 2021
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I booked a guided hike for Clouds Rest as I was unsuccessful in my ballot for Half Dome. My friend was unable to make it so I decided to book a guided hike for myself. From beginning to end, Lasting Adventures was great. They replied to me quickly, and my guide was excellent! He offered me hiking poles in case I hadn't taken any and had plenty other essentials on hand.

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