Hiking in Yosemite National Park

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

4.8 out of 5 based on 36 reviews submitted.
Walking & trekking
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GBP £1,730
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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
Start
San Francisco, United States
Finish
San Francisco, United States
Theme
Walking & trekking
Destinations
United States
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
SIXY
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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.

Itinerary

Map of Hiking In Yosemite National Park including United States Of America

Inclusions

Meals

4 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights)

Activities
  • 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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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 36 reviews submitted.
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Rhonda · Traveled May 2024
The Yosemite hike exceeded all my expectations. Great itinerary and brilliant guide. Looking forward to my next Intrepid adventure.
Review submitted 04 Jun 2024

Greta · Traveled May 2024
Yosemite hiking tour was a perfect mix of exercise, knowledge building and exercise. Our guide Phil made it a very easy experience.
Review submitted 25 May 2024

Lindsey · Traveled October 2023
I highly recommend this trip if you want to visit Yosemite and hike in a group. This trip includes the meadow, high country, and the Mist Trail (just to name a few highlights). We went in October when the trails weren’t as crowded compared to the summer and saw some fall foliage. Lana was a great guide. She brought tons of knowledge, patience, and enthusiasm to the group. I’m glad I did this trip.
Review submitted 16 Oct 2023

Eleanor · Traveled October 2023
I’d definitely recommend this Yosemite hiking trip as it gives you time to properly explore the park and see all that it has to offer. The hikes weren’t too challenging which made for nice days out. We were busy from early in the morning until the evening so we definitely got our moneys worth. Our guide was excellent and made the experience very enjoyable.
Review submitted 16 Oct 2023

Helen · Traveled October 2023
Really enjoyed the trip - Lana our guide was fantastic, and we saw a lot of the park with a busy (but manageable) itinerary. Our group (reasonably fit people from their 20s to their 70s) were able to go at our own speeds, so we were all able to enjoy the hikes.
Review submitted 26 Oct 2023
Hiking in Yosemite National Park
From
GBP £1,730