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    What to Expect
    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 hike 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 bets photo spots in the park. We offer these introductory Gentle and Moderate Hike at a special discount to families. 

    Please note: Family tours are designed for families of 4 or more members.

    Beginner Hike

    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 Hike

    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Yosemite National Park (exact trail head confirmed with supplier after booking)
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Customizable guided hiking tour
    • Informative local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please dress in athletic-wear
    • Items recommended to bring: camera, gloves, extra layer of clothing, jacket, sunscreen, hat, snacks and water
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Phil was so knowledgeable,kind, and kept our 9 year old entertained as she had lots of questions for him. We did exactly what the description said a moderate hike which lasted about 5 hours. The hike was done privately by our family with ages from 9-76 years old. Phil taught us
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    In mid-August, Jay from YExplore led our family of four (including 2 children, ages 7 and 10) on great half day hike. We met around 7:30am inside the park at a trail head, hiked to Sentinel Dome, Sentinel Falls, and several other wonderful views. My wife and I enjoyed speaking
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    Our guide, Margaret, set a leisurely pace easily matched to the interests of our young hikers (3-yr boy) and (5-yr girl). There were plenty of stops to enjoy the scenery, bugs, birds, deer, flowers and sticks, coupled with multiple opportunities to toss pebbles & small rocks
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    Response from YExploreYosemite, Owner at Family Hike in Yosemite
    Responded 19 Jul 2019
    Hi John, Thank you for your response. We are glad you and your family had a pleasant experience with Margaret in the high country. We hope to see you again soon.
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    We enjoyed every moment walking mirror lake trail with Mark P. - super interesting, kind and knowledgeable and besides that we just felt in great hands! We were with a 2yo, a 4yo and a 74yo senior - Highly recommend!
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    Our guide, Ryan, took us on an unforgettable hike round May Lake (and a swim in the lake) well off the beaten track and away from the crowds - we didn't see anyone else for most of the hike. He was a wealth of interesting information about the area, as well as the flora and
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    About the operator
    By: YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours
    314 reviews
    Yosemite Hike
    Really enjoyed hiking with Pete Divine! He was a knowledgeable guide with a friendly and calm energy which was
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    A L
    Los Angeles, California
    Seasoned guide and a peaceful hike
    Great experience getting away from the roads and people and enjoying some wilderness by ourselves. Catherine was
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    Two Falls, Vernal and Nevada
    Beautiful scenery, informative and entertaining guide. Felt the power of Yosemite while learning and getting the
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    Essex, United Kingdom
    Winter guided tours of Yosemite ..
    We wanted a bespoke couple of guided tours to get the most from our two winter Yosemite days that didn’t put too
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    What an amazing day
    Phil was so knowledgeable,kind, and kept our 9 year old entertained as she had lots of questions for him. We did
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    Miami, Florida
    Birding and small hiking
    Dan was great. Informative and fun to b with. 100% effort to find the birds for us. Went to out of the way
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    Omaha, Nebraska
    I made it to the top! Goal Achieved!
    I chose YExplore for this trip because of their safety practices and excellent reviews. I felt very comfortable
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    Toronto, Canada
    Yosemite Adventure Hike- Yexplore Yosemite Adventures
    This hike was a great way to spend 6 hours hiking the beautiful Four Miles hiking trails around Glacier Point but
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    Bucket list item - checked
    I booked a 3 day wilderness hike with YExplore and enjoyed every minute. Ashley was beyond amazing with her
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    Great family hike in Yosemite
    In mid-August, Jay from YExplore led our family of four (including 2 children, ages 7 and 10) on great half day
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    A wonderful experience! Thanks to Jay!
    We made a moderate hike to May Lake and Raisin Lake, and had a great day. We met our guide Jay quite early in the
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    Excellent seven day off-trail hike.
    YExplore and guide Ryan provide me and my two teens a great seven day hike in SE Yosemite, off-trail and they took
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    Cameron Park, California
    Day hike
    Day hike around the Yosemite Valley, magical! We had 6 kids and 6 adults in tow... the pace, hiking and adventures
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    Bromley, United Kingdom
    Great hike to Dog Lake and Lembert Dome
    My husband and I had a great 1/2 day hiking experience with the lovely Ashley who was charming, fun and
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    The bucket list check of a lifetime
    Just completed my first hike up half dome with Yexplore, I had the pleasure of meeting some pretty cool guides
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