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Yosemite Valley Winter Tour

Yosemite Valley Winter Tour

Trip Highlights:

Yosemite Valley

El Capitan

Half Dome

Yosemite in Winter

Come explore Yosemite's winter wonderland with us!  This Yosemite winter hiking tour offers hours of exploration within the more level and easily accessible areas of the Yosemite Valley. In addition to providing you with natural and geological history, this tour will highlight some of the lesser known winter ‘gems’ around the valley. The Yosemite Valley Floor Loop is a customizable tour that is great for families with younger children and/or families looking for an easier hike, but can be customized to be more strenuous if desired. All tours are private.

Looking for a more daring Yosemite Winter Hiking Adventure?  Check out our Badger Pass to Dewey Point Snowshoe Tour!

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December 1 – April 14


6-8 Hours

Mileage & Difficulty:

4-6 Miles


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

All Tours Are Private

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Yosemite Winter Hiking: Yosemite Valley Tour


Meeting Location: Yosemite Valley Lodge
High Point: Various Valley Locations

This trip is fully customizable and offers a huge variety of activities to choose from including awesome sight-seeing around Yosemite Valley, as well as short hikes that are accessible to anyone and everyone, even during the winter. This trip can be customized to be more of a leisurely tour or pushed to a longer more moderate hike depending on interest and fitness level. You will plan the days itinerary upon meeting the guide in the morning.

Options for the Yosemite Valley Custom Adventure may include:

• Hike to the base of 2,425’ tall Yosemite Falls which, under certain weather conditions, features an enormous snow cone at the base. If lucky, clients may also get to watch as snow lightly drops hundreds of feet from the cliffs settling in a pile at the bottom.

• Frazil Ice is another amazing phenomenon that only occurs this time of year. If the conditions are just right, some of the rivers in Yosemite Valley fill with icy, undulating slush.

• A variety of museums offer terrific and informative history lessons about Yosemite National Park including the Ansel Adams Gallery, the Art Center and the Yosemite Village Indian Museum.

• Hike to the top of Vernal and/or Nevada Fall via the John Muir Trail. Great View!

• “Oh My Gosh Point” on the way up the Yosemite Falls Trail for an amazing view of Yosemite Valley.

• The famous 5-star Majestic Hotel is always a site to see in the winter as well!
We try to make the most out of the day, so please let us know what you would like to see and experience, and we will try to fit all of your recommendations into one jam-packed day of excitement!

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: While the valley floor is generally clear of snow in the winter, if there is a considerable amount of snow, LA will provide snowshoe gear and instruction. 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!

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December 1 – April 14
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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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