Yosemite Mariposa Grove Hiking Tour

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Activity
Hiking
Destination
CaliforniaYosemite National Park
Tour Length
4 hours
Guide Type
Guided
Skill Level
Beginner - Moderate

Wander among ancient giant sequoias trees on this hiking tour through Yosemite’s famous Mariposa Grove! Giant Sequoia redwoods are the most massive living things on Earth, and Mariposa Grove is home to some of the most famous sequoia trees in the Sierra Nevada mountains. All of the trail options will take us past notable trees such as the Telescope Tree, the Faithful Couple and the Clothespin Tree. Some trees, such as the Fallen Giant and the Wawona Tunnel Tree, have lived their 3,000-plus year lives and have fallen, giving us a unique perspective of their girth.

Your hiking guide will lead you through the grove talking about the unique ecology of the Sequoia trees as well as the history of the Wawona area and Yosemite National Park. This tour is a great opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of Yosemite Valley for a day and bask in the silent majesty of this truly special place. This is one of our favorite easy day hikes in Yosemite.

What's Included

Tour Price Includes

  • Professional Wilderness First Responder certified guide
  • Water and snacks
  • Trail lunch spread: includes a selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, smoked meats, cheese, hummus, and crackers to best accommodate gluten free and plant-based diets.
  • Daypack rental
  • Trekking poles rental
  • 1:7 guide to hiker ratio

What to Bring

Required Gear

Rain coat, backpack, capacity to carry at least 3 liters of water.

Clothing

Layered clothing appropriate for hiking and changing weather conditions. A fleece or ‘puffy’ jacket or vest is highly recommended, as is a fleece hat.

Shoes

Sturdy hiking boots, trail running shoes, or other sneakers with good tread are required. Flip flops, Crocs, sandals, etc. are inadequate and will not be allowed.

Miscellaneous

Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, hiking poles, rain pants, supplemental snacks, gratuity for your guide.

Upgrades + Additions

Private Tour

$200 per group. No other parties may add to your tour.

Transportation from AutoCamp Yosemite

$200 per group + $25 per person (pending availability)

Camelbak Hydration Reservoir

$35 each – 3 Liter Camelbak reservoir

Optional upgrades, additions, and rentals subject to tax (7.95%).

Rates

Rates

  • 1 Person $ 540 pp 540 pp
  • 2 People $ 280 pp 280
  • 3 People $ 240 pp 240
  • 4-5 People $190 pp
  • 6 or more $155 pp
  • Groups of 13+ Call to inquire

Your final rate is determined by the total number of people who join your group, even if you do not register together.

Your final rate is determined by the total number of people who join your group, even if you do not register together.

Days & Times

Tour Days

Tours run daily Monday- Sunday

Departure Times

Tours depart at 8am & 1pm
Activity duration: 4-6 hours

Advance reservation is required
Field of yellow flowers on Yosemite National Park hiking tour

Yosemite National Park’s soaring granite cliffs and leaping waterfalls make it unique among the natural wonders of this world.  But the wonder of Yosemite doesn’t stop there. The park is filled with groves of giant trees, covered with lush carpets of green, teaming with forest critters, criss crossed by snow fed streams and punctuated by rocky granite peaks. This makes it a wonderful destination for all kinds of adventure including hiking, backpacking, climbing, and more.

The history of Yosemite is the history of the world’s public land parks, being designated the first park of its kind in 1864 to be managed by the state of California.  Yosemite would ultimately become part of the National Park system in 1890. However, for centuries before the park was protected for the enjoyment of all, it was home to the Awahnee tribe of Native Americans.  They thrived in and around Yosemite Valley, harvesting acorns and hunting deer. They regularly traded with the Mono Paiute and Sierra Miwok tribes. Before any humans had even laid eyes on the enchanting Yosemite Valley, glaciers covered the ancient Sierra Nevada mountains.  These massive instruments of destruction cut and tore at the layers of rock that made up this spine of rock. Once they retreated, they left behind the unique U-shaped Valleys, vertical cliffs, sharp peaks, and polished domes that are the foundation to this National Park, one of the greatest mountain landscapes of the world.

Field of yellow flowers on Yosemite National Park hiking tour