Weekend Yosemite National Park Hiking Tour

From $995

Activity
Hiking
Destination
CaliforniaYosemite National Park
Tour Length
3 days, 2 nights
Accommodations
Basecamping
Guide Type
Guided
Difficulty
Moderate

AOA is now a part of the REI Co-op and in 2020 this trip will no longer be available. You can book a similar trip directly through REI. It will still be operated by the same great guides who call the Southwest home.

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Spend a weekend exploring one of the oldest, largest, and most loved national parks in the United States on this Yosemite National Park Hiking Tour. In an action-packed three days, you will meander through picturesque meadows, hike beside towering granite monoliths, get up close and personal with ancient giant sequoia trees, and take in majestic views unlike anything else on earth while hiking iconic Yosemite trails.

This guided Yosemite tour with AOA gives you the opportunity to truly experience and enjoy the best of the park with a professional guide to lead you, share their love and knowledge of the area, and handle all the logistics on this Yosemite camping trip.

What's Included

AOA is now a part of the REI Co-op and in 2020 this trip will no longer be available. You can book a similar trip directly through REI. It will still be operated by the same great guides who call the Southwest home.

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Not Included ​​​​​​​

  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Transportation prior to meet up in Yosemite on Day 1 and post drop off in Yosemite on Day 3
  • Park entry
  • Pre- or post-trip lodging
  • Breakfast Day 1, dinner Day 3
  • Tent (available to rent from AOA)*
  • Sleeping bag (available to rent from AOA)*
  • Sleeping pad (available to rent from AOA)*
  • Day hiking pack (available to rent from AOA)*
  • Gratuities to AOA Guides

Upgrades + Additions

Gear Rental

  • 4-Person Basecamp Tent ($45 per tent)
  • Inflatable sleeping pad ($25 per pad, sleeping pads add insulation and are required on AOA trips)
  • Sleeping bag and linen set rental ($25 per)
  • 30 to 40 liter daypack ($15 per pack)
  • Trekking poles (complimentary upon request)

Other Additions

  • Purchase: 3-liter Camelbak reservoir/bladder ($35 each)
Optional upgrades, additions, and rentals subject to tax (8.05%).

Rates

2019 Rates

  • TOUR PRICE $ 995 pp 995 pp

*Subject to change and will be based on actual costs at time of departure

2020 Rates

  • Trip not offered in 2020 $

*Subject to change and will be based on actual costs at time of departure

AOA is now a part of the REI Co-op and in 2020 this trip will no longer be available. You can book a similar trip directly through REI. It will still be operated by the same great guides who call the Southwest home.

Find a Similar Trip

Dates

AOA is now a part of the REI Co-op and in 2020 this trip will no longer be available. You can book a similar trip directly through REI. It will still be operated by the same great guides who call the Southwest home.

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Smiling hikers pose in front of Yosemite waterfall

10:00am – You’ll meet your guide in Half Dome Village parking lot. After getting acquainted, we’ll head out on one of the best hikes in Yosemite, the famous Mist Trail. This signature hike is the perfect introduction to Yosemite leading to its main attractions, Vernal Fall and Nevada Falls. Known as the crown jewels of Yosemite, they fall a combined total of more than 900 feet! The two waterfalls are beyond impressive but this trail offers so much more! While hiking along The Merced River, we’ll take in incredible views of Upper Yosemite Falls, The Yosemite Valley, Liberty Cap, Half Dome, and more! Day’s end will find us settling in at our campground right in the heart of Yosemite Valley. Here we’ll gain a better understanding of what inspired Theodore Roosevelt’s famous words after camping in Yosemite – “It was like lying in a great solemn cathedral, far vaster and more beautiful than any built by man.”

Hiking

6.5-9 miles

Meals

Breakfast on your own, lunch and dinner included

Lodging

Campsite in Yosemite National Park

Smiling hikers pose in front of Yosemite waterfall
Sunrise at Tunnel view Yosemite National Park

Today, after a hearty breakfast, we’re going to earn our panoramic views by hiking the challenging Four Mile Trail. This trail climbs straight up from the valley floor and provides incredible postcard-worthy views of Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, and Half Dome. Eventually we reach Glacier Point where we’ll stand where John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt once stood. Some people visit Yosemite just to come to Glacier Point. We’ll take a breather here and enjoy the views before retracing our steps back to our campground for one more night of Yosemite camping.

Hiking

9-10 miles

Meals

All meals included

Lodging

Campground in Yosemite National Park

Sunrise at Tunnel view Yosemite National Park
Hiker looks up at Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National park

After we fuel up with a guide prepared breakfast and break camp, we’ll head to one of Yosemite’s oldest historic trails. The Yosemite Falls hike rises 2,425 feet above the valley floor to the top of one of North America’s tallest waterfalls. The steep, thrilling trail offers spectacular views of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Sentinel Rock, Upper Yosemite Falls, and more! Our turnaround point depends on timing (and how our muscles have recovered from yesterday’s adventure). Regardless of when we return to the valley floor, the challenge and incredible views of Yosemite National Park make it the perfect way to end our journey together. We’ll return to Half Dome Village between 2-4pm where we’ll make plans for our next adventure together before parting ways.

Hiking

3-7 miles

Meals

Breakfast and lunch included, dinner on your own

Lodging

On your own

Hiker looks up at Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National park