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Yosemite Guide Service

18595 Main St, Highway 120, Groveland, CA 95321-9440
+1 530-523-3998
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Amazing Way to Experience Yosemite

On a cross country trip with our family of 6 (4 kids ages 9-14) in an RV we hired John to show us... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fairbanks, Alaska
Amazing Adventure in Yosemite

My daughter and friend and I hired John and Yosemite Guide Service to experience as much of... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Grand Haven, Michigan
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Customized, private outings providing exceptional day hikes, backpacking trips, camping trips, and special tours - guided by professionally trained naturalists in the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite National Park. Specializing in small groups and exclusive, customized trips, Yosemite Guide Service leads you to the less visited, more secluded, and most extraordinary destinations. With over 25 years of experience and regional knowledge, explore Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada wilderness with a professionally trained naturalist.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
18595 Main St, Highway 120, Groveland, CA 95321-9440
+1 530-523-3998
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a cross country trip with our family of 6 (4 kids ages 9-14) in an RV we hired John to show us Yosemite. We only had 2 days & didn't have a car. The shuttle would've taken 1 1 /2 hours each way &...More

Thank JeanneBramer
Reviewed 22 April 2017

My daughter and friend and I hired John and Yosemite Guide Service to experience as much of Yosemite as possible during 2 days in the Park the first week of April. We could not have asked for anything more from our time with John getting...More

1  Thank AnnDatLakeMi
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I can't say enough good things about John and Yosemite Guide Service. We went out on a 3 day / 2 night backpacking adventure and it was exactly the trip we were looking for. The area he took us to was absolutely beautiful, it was...More

Thank Mel-D-PA83
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My daughter and I just returned from a short trip to Yosemite National Park. We had only 3 days to see the park so we hired John for two of those three days. It was absolutely the best thing we could have done! John is...More

2  Thank lrich17
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

My uncle and I hired John for our first backpacking trip. To say that the trip was amazing doesn't even cover it! John was very thorough with explaining all the equipment and offering tips. I enjoyed learning about all the different ecosystems, that was an...More

2  Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

A friend and I got the idea to climb Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. After doing some research we decided to get a guide to help us along the way. We chose John, and Yosemite Guide Service for a 2 night, 3 day hiking...More

1  Thank Laurah B
Reviewed 11 October 2015

My husband and I recently went on a 3 day/2 night camping trip with John as our guide. What a great choice! No heavy backpacks to carry and John took us to the Hoover Wilderness hiking in areas that we would have never found on...More

1  Thank cbmel2015
Reviewed 10 October 2015

ive been going on guided hiking trips for over 25 years and even thought Yosimite has been on my list, I finally got there. My good fortune was that I chose John as my guide, I had a perfect trip! I chose to do this...More

2  Thank Ruth D
Reviewed 9 October 2015

John is a great guy, very personable. He had all the right gear for an overnight camp-out in Little Yosemite Valley, for the four of us. He made us a fine meal on the night of our camp-out. We arose early the next morning and...More

1  Thank William M
Reviewed 28 August 2015

This was my first time ever hiking and I had an amazing time with John and his dog Parker. John was an exceptional tour guide and very knowledgeable. He went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience and Parker was the...More

1  Thank Samantha L
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