Yosemite Valley Explorer

Half day hiking in Yosemite ValleyPrice: $175 adult, $115 youth | Ages: 8+
$100 - $250
Beginner
Bridalveil
El Capitan
Half Day
Hiking
Intermediate
Merced River
Waterfalls
Yosemite Falls
Yosemite Valley
OFFERED YEAR ROUND*
Come explore the hidden trails of Yosemite Valley! Our gentle to moderate 4 to 5-mile hike (or snowshoe) winds around many of Yosemite’s iconic wonders and provides splendid views of seasonal creeks, meadows, and boulders with memorable views of Yosemite’s iconic sights!

This tour showcases the Valley’s icons as well as its hidden secrets. You’ll gain an understanding of how glaciers, rivers, rocks and erosion created this scenic wonder, and get some insight into John Muir’s legacy as our friendly naturalist guides do the driving.

TRIP TIME
8:45am-2:15pm

GROUP SIZE
Up to 9 participants. 2 person minimum. Reservations recommended. Contact Recreation Desk for availability and pricing for groups of 10 or more.

PRICE
$175 adult, $115 youth (age 8-15). 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 walking up to 5-miles on varied terrain at elevations up to 6,000 feet. Trip is suitable for fit individuals ages 8 and above.

GUEST LOUNGE
All trips meet in the Guest Lounge 15 minutes before departure.

WHAT TO BRING
• Completed trip registration forms
• Small backpack with at least 32 oz water and snacks
• Proper footwear–tennis shoes or hiking boots
• Layered clothing including wind/rain jacket
• Bug repellant, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
• Camera and binoculars
• In late fall and winter the hiking portion of the trip may be a snowshoeing trip, so be prepared with waterproof boots, warm socks and other warm clothing, including thermal top and bottom, ski hat and gloves

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@erushcreeklodge.com.

* Conditions permitting. Call for additional seasonal availability.

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