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Guided Hikes to Truly Experience Yosemite

There’s nothing better than exploring the gorgeous Yosemite area than by hiking through it to get closer to nature and the spectacular surroundings. With guided Wawona hiking tours from the Redwoods in Yosemite, you’ll be able to learn about area wildlife, history, riparian meadows and natural habitats.

These guide tours are easy to moderate in difficulty with moderate elevation gains, allowing them to be enjoyed by any hiker in good physical shape. They average in length between two and four hours. These hikes include:

Wawona Meadow Loop. Moderate in difficulty, this hike covers 3-1/2 miles in about 2 ½ hours. The meeting point for this hike will be at the trailhead, adjacent to the Wawona Hotel.

Wawona Historic Swinging Bridge. This is a moderate two-mile hike that will last about two hours. The meeting point for this hike is the Redwoods in Yosemite registration meeting and events center.

You can also take in a combined tour that will include both the Meadow Loop and Swinging Bridge. Contact the Redwoods for more information about these guided hikes.

Other Guided Hikes

There are also many other guide hikes throughout Yosemite that you can enjoy, including those conducted by National Park Service rangers. These are multi-day hikes that will take you through areas such as Merced Lake, May Lake, Sunrise, and Vogelsang. During your hiking adventure, you’ll be provided with meals and lodging, as well as guide service.

The Guided Half Dome hike is very popular; so popular in fact that the NPS uses a permit system for getting to the Half Dome. You can apply for a permit directly through the NPS, or many guide services can provide assistance.

Backpacking Adventures for Beginners

There’s even backpacking trips for the novices. There are two-day guided trips that will introduce you to the basics of backpacking and wilderness use. These trips include all the equipment you’ll need including tent, sleeping bag, and backpack. You’ll also enjoy meals in the great outdoors.

Whether you are an experienced hiker or just a beginner, you’ll find many hikes and trails that will let you experience all the natural beauty offered by Yosemite National Park. Of course, don’t forget to bring the camera to record all the beautiful sites that you’ll be experiencing.

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