Hiking in Yosemite National Park

5 Days | A hiking adventure with creature comforts in California’s High Sierra

4.7 out of 5 based on 29 reviews submitted.
Walking & Trekking
CAD $2,799
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Follow your feet on this 5-day walking tour that shows off the very best of Yosemite National Park. From giant sequoia trees, to the stunning Cathedral Lakes, to the massive Half Dome rock and thunderous waterfalls of the appropriately named Mist Trail, this hiking trip covers a lot of ground in a short time. Best of all, you get to experience Yosemite with a bit of comfort, thanks to transportation to and from the trailheads and accommodation in a cosy mountain lodge. But this trip is more than just pretty sights – you’ll also learn about the area’s Native American heritage and pioneer past, and about the important work being done to preserve and protect the region.

Trip overview

Map of Hiking In Yosemite National Park including United States Of America
San Francisco, United States
San Francisco, United States
Walking & Trekking
United States
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Escape the tourist crowds with an itinerary designed to show you the very best that Yosemite National Park has to offer, while still expertly avoiding the busiest areas.
  • Hike at your own comfort level with options for alternate routes and a schedule that eases you in – your first hike is an easy one, allowing you to go slow before tackling more serious trails.
  • Learn about the important work being done by Yosemite Conservancy, with an educational guided walk through the historic Ahwahnee village, where you’ll learn about Native American heritage and the park’s conservation efforts.
  • Step back in time to California’s gold rush era with a visit to the state’s oldest continuously operating saloon, boasting a collection of antique mining tools – as well as a few stray bullet holes.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, the Grand Canyon Conservancy. Donations help them protect Grand Canyon National Park and support trail restoration, conservation of native plants and wildlife, and educational programs.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a walking trip; a good fitness level will help you enjoying all included walks and activities. We will walk up to 8 miles (12.5 km) per day, with elevation gain of 600 metres.
  • Yosemite National Park boasts warm summers but be prepared for colder evenings and possibly rainy days. Good clothing and appropriate footwear are a must.
  • On our final day we will reach San Francisco between 5 pm and 6 pm. This night’s accommodation is not included so please plan your departure accordingly, or pre-book a post-tour night.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

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4 breakfasts, 1 lunch


Private vehicle


Lodge (4 nights)

  • Tuolumne Grove hike
  • Iron Door Saloon visit
  • Cathedral Lakes hike
  • Mist Trail signature hike
  • Yosemite Valley Conservancy exclusive walk
  • The Ahwahnee historic lodge visit
  • Hetch Hetchy Reservoir walk

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Important notes

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 8am on Day 1 in San Francisco. Please see Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary.
2. You are expected to arrive back into San Francisco around 5pm and dropped off at the same location as the joining point on the final day. There is no accommodation included on the last day in San Francisco, however we can request any additional nights should you need them.
3. A single supplement is available for this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Essential Trip Information

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4.7 out of 5 based on 29 reviews submitted.
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Linda · Traveled September 2023
Amazing time. Joseph was an incredible leader. Enjoyed having a small group of solo travelers. Will definitely book with Intrepid again.
Review submitted 18 Sep 2023

Cynthia · Traveled August 2023
Kate was an absolute pleasure to travel with as our leader. Her excitement to show us her favourite locations, and passion for the park made this trip very special. Was a small group, which could have been a challenge, but it ended up being a good blend of personalities. Felt like she contributed to the vibe of the group while still taking the lead in an environment she felt very comfortable in. Made us all feel comfortable and share in her enthusiasm for Yosemite Park. Highly recommend...and the forced lack of access to wifi at the motel was a treat. A true escape for a week!
Review submitted 03 Sep 2023

Rob · Traveled July 2023
My wife and I’s 6 day trip to Yosemite was one of the best holiday’s I have had in 20 years. The landscape is spectacular, the hikes are great, and the tour was led expertly by our excellent guide Mike Harding. I absolutely recommend the trio.
Review submitted 09 Aug 2023

Jane · Traveled July 2023
Go on this trip. Even after having been there for 5 days I still can hardly believe a place as beautiful as that exists. My breath was taken away every time I turned a corner. I've never seen so many immense waterfalls, beautiful rock formations and luscious green meadows in my life. If you like a hike and want an adventure - take this trip (and hope that you get Mike as a guide!)
Review submitted 05 Aug 2023

Aisling · Traveled July 2023
This was a superb trip. An excellent way to explore some of Yosemite. The round trip to San Francisco makes it so convenient. The hikes were really enjoyable, they’re well described in the itinerary so we knew what to expect. Our guide Mike most definitely enriched our experience. He is a fountain of knowledge and provided us with so many stories and historical information. He also made sure that we got the most out of each day. I am so thrilled that we chose this option rather than trying to navigate it ourselves. And we feel very lucky to have had Mike as our guide.
Review submitted 05 Aug 2023
Hiking in Yosemite National Park
CAD $2,799