Hike Yosemite National Park for a Weekend

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Duration: 3 Days
Starts in: Half Dome Village Parking Lot, Yosemite Valley
Ends in: Half Dome Village Parking Lot, Yosemite Valley
Group Size: 2-10
Difficulty: 3/5


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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.

Yosemite Hiking Trip Itinerary:

Day 1: 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. 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.

Day 2: 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. 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.

Day 3: 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.


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