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Yosemite Guide Service

18595 Main St, Highway 120, Groveland, CA 95321-9440
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Hiking with John and Parker

This was my first time ever hiking and I had an amazing time with John and his dog Parker. John was... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2015
Samantha L
High Sierras Backpacking

My boyfriend and I recently returned from a four day backpacking trip with John. Five stars aren't... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2015
Stephanie M
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Brooklyn, New York
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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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“glacier point” (5 reviews)
“national park” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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18595 Main St, Highway 120, Groveland, CA 95321-9440
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"great hike"
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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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Reviewed 24 August 2015

My boyfriend and I recently returned from a four day backpacking trip with John. Five stars aren't enough! Excellent service all around. John was extremely knowledgeable with all aspects of our trip (trails, wildlife, equipment) and really customized our route based on our preferences and...More

1  Thank Stephanie M
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Reviewed 13 July 2015

We spent 5 nights and 6 days hiking from Tuolumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley with our awesome guide, John. There is no way we could have done this without him, being that there were no trails for the first two days. He taught us so...More

Thank Thea F
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

The 3 nights/4 days we spent backpacking with John (and his wonderful, well-trained, and fish-crazy golden retriever, Parker) in the Hoover Wilderness at the northeast corner of Yosemite National Park was an outstanding experience. John is knowledgeable and passionate about the area, as well as...More

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 22 June 2015

We spent 3 fantastic days in Yosemite with John. The weather was less than kind!! Think thunderstorms, hail and torrential downpours, but we still managed to explore far and wide across the National Park. It was also Memorial Day weekend so the Park was really...More

Thank JS2604
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Reviewed 10 June 2015

My wife and I chose John as our guide and were not disappointed. John is a wonderful guide, knows Yosemite National Park like it's his own backyard and goes out of his way to accommodate individual needs. We are birders and wildlife enthusiasts so along...More

2  Thank PaulH255100
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Reviewed 7 February 2015

John is an experienced, knowledgeable guide, who will design a backpacking trip that suits your interests and capabilities. Most of our small group had never backpacked before but were relatively althletic hikers. Rather than slogging through a grueling one-day Half Dome hike, we decided to...More

1  Thank speedtraveler3000
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Reviewed 6 October 2014

We had the pleasure of spending two days hiking in Yosemite with Martin on 10/30 and 11/1. What an incredible experience!! The park is spectacular of course, but Martin knew hikes off the beaten path to give us views we never would have had otherwise....More

3  Thank Elise M
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Reviewed 12 September 2014

I had such a great time backpacking with John and a small group (5 of us in total). Besides being a great cook (he does more with dehydrated ingredients and a small fuel canister than I can do with a full kitchen), he was a...More

Thank mel0331
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

I don't even know where to start here. Our family (parents, 2 adult children and son-in-law) just returned from a 3 night camping/hiking trip in some of the most beautiful country I have ever seen. I had reserved a backpacking trip with John months ago...More

Thank periple_13
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