Interpretive Day Hikes & Snowshoe Adventures for families and larger groups

Spend quality time with your family while hiking and learning the natural history of Yosemite National Park from our local guides. These interpretative tours combine short easy hikes with outdoor educational sessions that will benefit children and parents alike. Learn about the natural world and listen to the stories of Yosemite while we take you to some of the best photo spots in the park. We offer these introductory Gentle & Moderate Hikes at a special discount to families. Additional discounts are available for any group over 5 people for other types of hiking trips. Expect to hike four to six miles with minimal elevation gains. Excursions will last approximately four to five hours. Every YExplore Yosemite Tour includes a vehicle reservation permit into Yosemite National Park during any reservation period.

Beginner Hikes (Level 1 of 5)

Enjoy a pleasant half-day hike on a relatively gentle trail in Yosemite Valley or the High Country that will allow for excellent photo opportunities and a chance to picnic perched atop a magnificent vista point or alongside a meadow, lake, or stream. These introductory hiking tours are perfect for beginners. Expect to hike four to five miles with minimal elevation gains. Tours will last approximately four to five hours.

Moderate Hikes (Level 2 of 5)

Escape from the masses and take some of Yosemite’s most scenic trails a little further. These introductory hiking tours are perfect for beginners and novice hikers. Expect to hike five to six miles with elevation gains up to 1000 feet. Tours will last approximately five to six hours.

Snowshoe Adventures

The winter months offer exclusive opportunities to enjoy Yosemite’s trails from a truly different perspective on a pair of snowshoes. These outings explore lesser known trails and will be conducted as hikes if we do not have a sufficient amount of snow in the area.

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