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Yosemite Guide Service

18595 Main St, Highway 120, Groveland, CA 95321-9440
+1 530-523-3998
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Amazing backcountry experience in Yosemite !!!

We spent 5 nights and 6 days hiking from Tuolumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley with our awesome... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2015
Thea F
Greensboro, North Carolina
Extraordinary backpacking trip in the Hoover Wilderness

The 3 nights/4 days we spent backpacking with John (and his wonderful, well-trained, and fish-crazy... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2015
Mary M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Customized, private outings providing exceptional day hikes, backpacking trips, camping trips, and special tours - guided by professionally trained naturalists in the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite National Park. Specializing in small groups and exclusive, customized trips, Yosemite Guide Service leads you to the less visited, more secluded, and most extraordinary destinations. With over 25 years of experience and regional knowledge, explore Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada wilderness with a professionally trained naturalist.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
18595 Main St, Highway 120, Groveland, CA 95321-9440
+1 530-523-3998
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Reviewed 13 July 2015

We spent 5 nights and 6 days hiking from Tuolumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley with our awesome guide, John. There is no way we could have done this without him, being that there were no trails for the first two days. He taught us so...More

Thank Thea F
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The 3 nights/4 days we spent backpacking with John (and his wonderful, well-trained, and fish-crazy golden retriever, Parker) in the Hoover Wilderness at the northeast corner of Yosemite National Park was an outstanding experience. John is knowledgeable and passionate about the area, as well as...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 22 June 2015

We spent 3 fantastic days in Yosemite with John. The weather was less than kind!! Think thunderstorms, hail and torrential downpours, but we still managed to explore far and wide across the National Park. It was also Memorial Day weekend so the Park was really...More

Thank JS2604
Reviewed 10 June 2015

My wife and I chose John as our guide and were not disappointed. John is a wonderful guide, knows Yosemite National Park like it's his own backyard and goes out of his way to accommodate individual needs. We are birders and wildlife enthusiasts so along...More

2  Thank PaulH255100
Reviewed 7 February 2015

John is an experienced, knowledgeable guide, who will design a backpacking trip that suits your interests and capabilities. Most of our small group had never backpacked before but were relatively althletic hikers. Rather than slogging through a grueling one-day Half Dome hike, we decided to...More

1  Thank speedtraveler3000
Reviewed 5 October 2014

We had the pleasure of spending two days hiking in Yosemite with Martin on 10/30 and 11/1. What an incredible experience!! The park is spectacular of course, but Martin knew hikes off the beaten path to give us views we never would have had otherwise....More

3  Thank Elise M
Reviewed 12 September 2014

I had such a great time backpacking with John and a small group (5 of us in total). Besides being a great cook (he does more with dehydrated ingredients and a small fuel canister than I can do with a full kitchen), he was a...More

Thank mel0331
Reviewed 15 August 2014

I don't even know where to start here. Our family (parents, 2 adult children and son-in-law) just returned from a 3 night camping/hiking trip in some of the most beautiful country I have ever seen. I had reserved a backpacking trip with John months ago...More

Thank periple_13
Reviewed 11 August 2014

My daughter (21) and I (49) spent a wonderful backpacking adventure (3 days/2 nights) with John over the July 4th weekend. I was a little concerned about backpacking on one of the busiest weekends of the year, but John knew exactly where to take us...More

Thank Bob_BR4841EV
Reviewed 5 August 2014

John was professional right from the start - he was friendly and warm in all his emails and addressed speedily and sensitively all my concerns. He was flexible and arranged for his colleague to meet me at my hotel in Groveland, as I was unfamiliar...More

1  Thank iamwithU
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