Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove Day Hike - Yosemite Hiking Tours
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Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove Day Hike

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

Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove Day Hike


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Visit Glacier Point & see Half Dome from a unique angle
Explore the grove of Giant Sequioa trees, the largest living organisms on earth
Visit the Grizzly Giant, the largest known Sequoia in Yosemite

We will be spending the day hiking and sightseeing within Yosemite National Park. Yosemite is steeped in history, being the former home of some of America’s foremost conservationists including John Muir and Ansel Adams and is one of America’s first National Parks. On this outing, we’ll visit the famous lookout Glacier Point, looming high above Yosemite Valley and directly across from the iconic Half Dome. We’ll then set out on a short hike to the top of Sentinel Dome, with 360 degree views of the Sierra High Country and Yosemite Falls. For those looking for more hiking, there may also be time for a visit to Taft Point. In the afternoon we’ll visit the impressive groves of Giant Sequoia Trees. The Big Trees are the largest living things on earth, as measured by volume, and never disappoint whether you are seeing them for the first time or the 100th time. Plan on seeing the 1800-year old Grizzly Giant, one of the largest trees in the park and certainly the most famous. We offer a variety of hiking options to any of Yosemite’s iconic destinations, all catered to your personal interests 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 in the morning at the base of Glacier Point Road ("Chinquapin"). From there, you'll follow your guide in your own vehicle to the famous Glacier Point, taking in the views of Yosemite Valley and the surrounding high country. Make sure to bring your camera! You'll have the opportunity to stop at other viewpoints along Glacier Point road as well if desired. 

Next, you'll drive to the South Entrance of the park and hop on a free shuttle into the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. 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. 


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 Glacier Point and ends at the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequioas. 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. You'll be meeting your guide at the intersection of Glacier Point Road and Highway 41, known as "Chinquapin". There is a small parking area, as well as bathrooms and a payphone here. 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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