Personalized Backpacking Trips, Day Hikes, Sightseeing Tours, and Guide Services
Yosemite Guide Service
P.O. Box 1200, Groveland, CA 95321
Reservations and Information:
Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada
Custom, private trips and tours guided by biologists and naturalists
professionally trained in Yosemite and the surrounding Sierra Nevada
Leave behind the crowds and over-used trails of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada. Yosemite Guide Service specializes in unique, high quality day hikes and tours to less traveled destinations.
Whether an experienced trekker or casual hiker, repeat visitor or touring Yosemite for the first time - the experts at Yosemite Guide Service can help maximize your vacation in Yosemite.
"We Drive You"!
We are the only Yosemite guide/outfitter that also provides Transportation service!
Our day hikes, backpack trips, sightseeing tours, and camping trips are designed to be extraordinary outings... Ecotours that focus on the natural and environmental aspects, providing an experience which allows you to appreciate Yosemite in a much more personal and appreciative manner.
Our goal is to help bring an increased awareness, better understanding, and more personal appreciation for the natural world and unique environment of Yosemite and the surrounding Sierra Nevada. Combined with an unmatched knowledge of the natural history and cultural changes that have created and helped shaped Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada, our goal is to enhance your experience beyond the typical "car window view" and the over-crowded tourist stops. We present Yosemite in a way that allows you to slow down and utilize your senses, to gain a better understanding and in depth awareness of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada. Our "eco-tours" help transform your impressions for a more personal appreciation that takes you beyond the images and features at the bus stops and pullouts. Being careful to be concise and not verbose (by not turning our trips into science classes!), we realize when “less is more”, and are sensitive to not bore guests with constant chatter. Our goal is to increase your experience and enjoyment of your visit to Yosemite, to help increase your awareness and understanding, and bring an appreciation of the natural world that is the true spirit and essence of Yosemite and the surrounding Sierra Nevada.
Each and every YGS trip is "private", every outing is provided only for those requesting the trip. Unlike other guide services, we never pack people together or mix in other guests on our trips.
Our goal is to provide the highest quality trip you can have while visiting Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada - maximizing both your vacation time and travel cost for unforgettable time.
For an ultra comfortable and all-services provided experience, try our "virtual backpacking trips."
Unlike most backpacking trips, where your destination is usually one or two locations, these first class, all-serviceLuxury Camping Trips allow you to visit many beautiful & amazing destinations in Yosemite and the surrounding wilderness in one day. You enjoy gourmet meals and deluxe camping furnishings, all arranged in a very private and secluded backpack-like setting.
Rejuvinate and recharge in comfort and style after a day seeing everything you would experience on a backpack trip!
open up your senses
Professional fly-fishing instruction and guiding available in the area's best trout waters. We'll take you to the most famous and productive locations in Yosemite & Sierra Nevada.
For all reservations, for any trip, tour, or excursion... or for more information - please email or call us:
Custom designed and very private backpack trips for all abilities and desires. For first-timers or experienced hikers, families/small groups, couples or individual trips, we are the true experts in the Yosemite back-country and Sierra Nevada wilderness.
We provide all the gear and take care of every detail for a worry-free and very rewarding wilderness backpacking trip.
Yosemite Guide Service provides you with the most trained and knowledgable guides you will find. Our guides are professionally trained biologists and interpreters, specializing in the spectacular high alpine country and remote wilderness areas of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada.
YGS is designed to be a small, private, employee owned and operated guide service. Created to provide you with the highest quality experience and most rewarding and memorable trips in Yosemite and the nearby Sierra Nevada wilderness.
YGS guides have over 30 year of working, exploring, doing research, and educating people from all walks of life about the very unique natural world of Yosemite National Park and the High Sierra wilderness.
Our expert and personable method of sharing our passion and experience with each of our guests make for very unique and special trips. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible service for a rewarding, lasting memory.
We have designed the absolute best, most personal and "no crowds" method for climbing Half Dome!
Private, stress-free, non-exhausting, lightweight & short backpack trips...
... the smartest way to summit Half Dome!
NOTE - Half Dome guided trips are also available for day hike options @ $275 per person.
Call or write for more details!