South Rim of Yosemite Valley Naturalist Hike

Gain new perspectivesPrice: $210 per person | Ages: 12+
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OFFERED SUMMER AND FALL*
Skip past the summer crowds and take a hike with our fun and informative naturalist guides along the southern rim of Yosemite Valley. This 10.5 mile round-trip hike starts with Red Fir groves and meadows of wildflowers that are home to historic sites like McGurk’s cabin from the late 1800’s.

We venture on to the southern rim to the less-traveled vista at Dewey Point, continuing to Crocker and Stanford Points time permitting. You’ll see incomparable views of Bridalveil Fall, El Capitan, the Three Brothers and other famous Yosemite Valley landmarks. Our numerous vista points also treat us to stunning views of northern high country peaks of Mt. Conness and Mt. Hoffman, as well as the majestic Clark Range, which forms an impressive spine deep within Yosemite’s 1,200 square miles of seemingly endless beauty.

TRIP TIME
8:45am-4:45pm

GROUP SIZE
Up to 9 participants. Reservations recommended. Contact Recreation Desk for availability and pricing for groups of 8 or more.

PRICE
$210 per person, age 12 and up. Includes transportation, naturalist guide, lunch voucher for use in our General Store. Additional $20 park admission fee per adult (waived for Yosemite Annual Pass or America the Beautiful Pass holders).

DIFFICULTY/AGE LIMIT
Participants should be comfortable hiking up to 11 miles on varied terrain at elevations up to 7,200 feet. There are short climbs and descents which require a moderate but sustained effort. This trip is suitable for fit individuals ages 12 and up.

MEETING PLACE
All trips meet in the Guest Lounge 15 minutes before departure.

WHAT TO BRING
• Completed trip registration forms
• Small backpack with at least 3 liters water and snacks
• Proper footwear–sturdy tennis shoes or hiking boots
• Layered clothing including wind/rain jacket
• Bug repellant, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
• Camera and binoculars

OTHER INFORMATION
• Our first-aid-certified guides carry first aid kits, permits, maps, radios/cell phones, and water filters
• Guide gratuity is not included; for exemplary service, a 10-20% tip is customary
• Prices subject to change

For more information, call (209) 379-2373 x3 or email recreation@rushcreeklodge.com.

* Conditions permitting. Call for additional seasonal availability.