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YOSEMITE DAY HIKES

Yosemite Day Hike Tours

Breathtaking vistas. Thundering waterfalls. Serene alpine lakes. These are just a few of the sites you'll experience when you take a day to hike in Yosemite's backcountry.

Leave the highways behind and join one of our expert Yosemite guides on a one-day hiking journey. Our day hikes in Yosemite include a picnic lunch, trail snacks and use of a top-notch backpack and trekking poles. A professional, medically trained guide and naturalist will lead your group through the landscape, teaching you about the biological and cultural history of your surroundings. Explore our selection of Yosemite National Park day hikes and join us for an unforgettable day of hiking Yosemite!

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Clouds Rest Day Hike
Guides Choice Award

Clouds Rest Day Hike

Famous Summit • Classic Views • Alpine Lakes
Private Day Hike Tour
Level 4
July-Sept
$195-$350
Hike Description & Details
Vernal and Nevada Falls

Vernal and Nevada Falls

Waterfalls • Classic Views • Famous Trails
Private Day Hike Tour
Level 2+
Apr-Oct
$155-$280
Hike Description & Details
Yosemite Panorama Trail

Panorama Trail

Amazing Views • Famous Trails • Waterfalls
Private Day Hike Tour
Level 2+
May-Oct
$170-$290
Hike Description & Details
Upper Yosemite Falls Day Hike

Upper Yosemite Falls

Waterfalls • Amazing Views • Famous Trails
Private Day Hike Tour
Level 3
October to June
$155-$280
Hike Description & Details
Cathedral Lakes Day Hike

Cathedral Lakes

Amazing Views • Alpine Hiking • Alpine Lakes
Private Day Hike Tour
Level 2+
July-Oct
$155-$280
Hike Description & Details
Taft Point and Sentinel Dome Day Hike

Taft Point & Sentinel Dome

Amazing Views • Natural History • Photography
Private Day Hike Tour
Level 1
May 25 - Oct
$155-$280
Hike Description & Details
Mariposa Grove Day Hike

Mariposa Grove

Giant Trees • Classic Views • Fascinating History
Private Day Hike Tour
Level 2
May-Oct
$155-$280
Hike Description & Details
Mariposa Yosemite Snowshoe Tour

Mariposa Snowshoe Tour

Giant Trees • Winter Solitude • Wonderful Snowshoeing
Private Snowshoe Tour
Level 2
Dec-Feb
$155-$280
Tour Description & Details

More Yosemite trip styles

Yosemite Backpacking Tours
Yosemite Backpacking Trips

If you're interested in experiencing Yosemite National Park in a powerful, daring and unique way then a guided Yosemite backpacking adventure is for you! Our Yosemite backpacking offerings range from ultra-famous hikes like backpacking Half Dome, off-the-beaten-path trips like our High Sierra Loop. Regardless of which trip you choose, you'll spend several days in intimate contact with the waterfalls, views, glacial-carved valleys, massive domes, and peaceful backcountry of Yosemite!

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Yosemite Portered Trips
Yosemite Portered Trips

A portered hiking and camping trip in the backcountry of Yosemite is a fantastic way to enjoy this world-class national park, get away from the crowds, soak up stunning mountain scenery, sleep under the stars, and do it all without the heavier packs of a backpacking trip. Our portered Yosemite trips are especially wonderful opportunities for families and anyone who wants to hike with a ligh day pack to explore the deeper wilderness of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Discover gushing waterfalls, expansive backcountry meadows, wildlife, sparking granite domes, and endless views!

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Basecamp Yosemite Hiking Tours
Yosemite Basecamp Tours

Our Yosemite Camping Tours are an opportunity explore the highlights of Yosemite on a variety of exciting, diverse tour options throughout the Park. We'll tackle what we consider to be the best hikes in Yosemite, which take us to thundering waterfalls, jaw-dropping views, towering granite monoliths, glacial-sculpted cliffs and valleys, remote mountains and more. Each evening we'll return to our comfortable camps where we'll enjoy showers, fantastic outdoor meals, campfires and relaxation.

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Inn-based Yosemite Hiking Trips
Yosemite Inn-based Tours

If you want to experience the best of Yosemite in style, these trips are for you! Our Yosemite Inn-based Hiking Tours combine the best of Yosemite with comfortable and cozy lodging in or just outside Yosemite Valley. One benefit of staying outside the Valley, or in the Valley in winter, is the peace and quite we'll have between our day hikes. The hikes, like on our basecamp tour, will take us to thundering waterfalls, jaw-dropping views, towering granite monoliths, glacial-sculpted cliffs and valleys, remote mountains and more!

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Choosing a Yosemite National Park Day Hike

Our Yosemite day hike tours are designed to deliver once-in-a-lifetime sights at every turn.

Our guides' choice is the Clouds Rest Day Hike, where you'll summit the iconic 9,926-foot peak. Before arriving at our final destination, we'll spend a spectacular day on the trails. See the beautiful Tenaya Lake, cross streams of the Sunrise Lakes and trek along the south edge of Tenaya Canyon. From the top of Clouds Rest, you'll have a 360-degree view of famous sights like Half Dome, Mount Hoffmann, Vogelsang Peak and the Yosemite Valley.

Want to see North America's tallest waterfall? Join us on the Upper Yosemite Falls Trail to get up close and personal with this breathtaking waterfall. As you trek along the steep trails, you'll be treated to panoramic views of Yosemite Valley for the perfect photo opportunity. Experience the challenging yet fulfilling ascent to Columbia Point and onward to Upper Yosemite Falls, where water thunders down for 1,430 feet.

The largest tree in the world is the Giant Sequoia, which Yosemite National Park offers in abundance. Come hike in the Mariposa Grove and meet the famous 1,800-year-old Grizzly Giant. Learn about the natural and cultural history of the Sierra Nevadas from your knowledgeable, friendly wilderness guide. Your final destination, Wawona Point, offers stunning views of Wawona Dome and the South Fork of the Merced River.


Benefits of a Yosemite Day Hike

A guided day hike with Wildland Trekking will maximize the value of your time in Yosemite National Park. No need to plan and prepare for a multi-day trek — we guarantee you'll see many incredible sights in just one day. Led by our experienced guides, you can immerse yourself in the wonders of Yosemite.

Choosing Wildland Trekking will allow you to arrive at Yosemite National Park with everything ready to go. Just bring hiking shoes and water, and we'll provide the rest.

Here are a few more reasons Wildland Trekking makes for the best Yosemite day hikes:

  • Stress-free logistics: Our trips are all-inclusive, including top-of-the-line packs, trekking poles, trail snacks and a picnic lunch.
  • Expert guides: We hire professional guides who are committed to making your tour exciting, informative and challenging.
  • High safety standards: Your guide will either be a Wilderness First Responder or an EMT. You're in safe hands on the trail.

Browse our world-class day hikes in Yosemite, or get in touch with our team to book your next adventure!

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