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Address: 18595 Main St, Highway 120, Groveland, CA 95321-9440
Phone Number: +1 530-523-3998
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Customized, private outings providing exceptional day hikes, backpacking...

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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Awesome Experience!

I can't say enough good things about John and Yosemite Guide Service. We went out on a 3 day / 2 night backpacking adventure and it was exactly the trip we were looking for. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 August 2016
Mel-D-PA83
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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I can't say enough good things about John and Yosemite Guide Service. We went out on a 3 day / 2 night backpacking adventure and it was exactly the trip we were looking for. The area he took us to was absolutely beautiful, it was like hiking through a postcard. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating to our group,... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

My daughter and I just returned from a short trip to Yosemite National Park. We had only 3 days to see the park so we hired John for two of those three days. It was absolutely the best thing we could have done! John is friendly, supportive, flexible and intelligent. He knows so much about Yosemite and eco-systems and his... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

My uncle and I hired John for our first backpacking trip. To say that the trip was amazing doesn't even cover it! John was very thorough with explaining all the equipment and offering tips. I enjoyed learning about all the different ecosystems, that was an added bonus. The places John took us were simply breathtaking. The extra money we spent... More 

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2 Thank Michelle S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

A friend and I got the idea to climb Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. After doing some research we decided to get a guide to help us along the way. We chose John, and Yosemite Guide Service for a 2 night, 3 day hiking trip. We had a group of four ladies. We were a little leary of what... More 

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1 Thank Laurah B
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

My husband and I recently went on a 3 day/2 night camping trip with John as our guide. What a great choice! No heavy backpacks to carry and John took us to the Hoover Wilderness hiking in areas that we would have never found on our own. He took the time to find out what type of hikes we wanted,... More 

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1 Thank cbmel2015
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

ive been going on guided hiking trips for over 25 years and even thought Yosimite has been on my list, I finally got there. My good fortune was that I chose John as my guide, I had a perfect trip! I chose to do this hike one on one because of a combination of my past experiences hiking in groups... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

John is a great guy, very personable. He had all the right gear for an overnight camp-out in Little Yosemite Valley, for the four of us. He made us a fine meal on the night of our camp-out. We arose early the next morning and three of us, along with John set out to reach the top of HD. We... More 

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1 Thank William M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

This was my first time ever hiking and I had an amazing time with John and his dog Parker. John was an exceptional tour guide and very knowledgeable. He went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience and Parker was the best guide anyone could ever ask for!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

My boyfriend and I recently returned from a four day backpacking trip with John. Five stars aren't enough! Excellent service all around. John was extremely knowledgeable with all aspects of our trip (trails, wildlife, equipment) and really customized our route based on our preferences and ability. All of his correspondence prior to the trip was timely as well. The cost... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 much about the park, about being efficient backcountry campers, and even taught my son how... More 

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