Mariposa Grove Day Hike - Yosemite Hiking Tours
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Mariposa Grove Day Hike

Activity Level
All levels
Trip Length
9am-5pm (8 hours)
Group Size
up to 10 guests
Yosemite Guided Hiking

Mariposa Grove Day Hike


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Explore the grove of Giant Sequioa trees, the largest living organisms on earth
Visit the Grizzly Giant, the largest known Sequoia in Yosemite
Enjoy cool, shaded trails beneath the canopy of trees

The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias features a full-day outing full of spectacular old-growth forests of the largest living organisms. Learn about the park with a guide who knows it intimately and looks forward to sharing it with you. The days are all privately arranged and catered to your personal interest and abilities.

2021 Trip Dates

May 15 - October 15, 2021
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$425 for 1-4 participants with 1 Private Guide 

$95 for each additional participant up to 10 ppl*
*Call us to inquire about larger group sizes

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Trip Itinerary

Your guide will meet you at the parking area for the Mariposa Grove, near the southern entrance of Yosemite National Park . From the parking area, it's a 2 mile hike into the grove of Giant Sequoias (if the free shuttle is running, you'll have the opportunity to shuttle to the grove instead of hike). For the remainder of the day, you'll wander through the incredible, looming forest of Sequoia trees and visiting the Grizzy Giant, Yosemite's largest Sequoia Tree. Your guide will customize the day based on your interests and abilities. 

What's Included

Your SYMG Guide

SYMG guides are professional, highly experienced, enjoyable people that have spent years perfecting their interpretive and mountain skills in and around Yosemite. They look forward to teaching and guiding you in these spectacular locations as well as getting to know you. Tell your guide your goals and s/he will do their best to meet your needs in a safe and enjoyable manner! Gratuities are accepted and appreciated for a job well done.


The following can be provided upon request:

  • Trekking Poles 
  • Daypack 

See "A Few More Notes" below for more details about what to bring

A Few More Notes

What to Bring

Plan to bring the following items in a small daypack for your guided hike:

  • 2-3 Liters of water per person
  • Lunch & snacks for the day
  • A warm layer and/or rainshell
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera (optional)

Wear comfortable and moisture wicking clothing (especially for the warm summer months of July-August). Comfortable hiking/running shoes that are with grippy soles are the best option for footwear. It's important to check the weather prior to your day to make sure you're dressing appropriately- check out our favorite weather forecast here: National Weather Service- Mariposa Grove.

Travel & Logisitics

Your trip begins at the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. You will need your own vehicle or transportation for this day, plan for extra time to get to your destination and find parking. Traffic can be heavy in Yosemite National Park during the peak months of summer, so keep this in mind. You'll be meeting your guide at the Mariposa Grove Welcome Plaza, next to the southern entrance of Yosemite. Directions will be sent to you upon registration.

What's Not Included
  • Personal clothing & footwear
  • Lunch, snacks & water
  • Transportation
  • Recommended 10%-20% gratuity for guides
  • Trip Insurance
  • Airfare

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