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

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

The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and Glacier Point area pair well as a full-day outing full of old-growth forests, sweeping panoramic vistas and granite domes. 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.

Dates of trip in 2020

May 1 - October 1, 2020
**Note that the shuttles to the Grove are not operating in 2020. This means a minimum of 5-6 mile round trip hiking**
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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- Glacier Point

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.

For more information, you can reference Yosemite National Park's webpage here regarding parking and transportation. (link:

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

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