Yosemite Valley & Giant Sequoias Winter Snowshoe Tour

Why We Love this Tour

“Everyone knows Yosemite in the summer, but winter brings something special. Especially right after a snowstorm, Yosemite turns into a true winter wonderland that feels like it was made just for you.”

– Jeremy Bondon
Operations Manager

Tour Highlights

  • Yosemite National Park Entrance Fee
  • Transportation to/from select Highway 140 & 41 hotels
  • Freshly prepared box lunch
  • Snowshoe rental
  • 3 hours to snowshoe or hike to the Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias
  • See Tunnel View, Yosemite Falls & El Capitan
  • Interpretive information on Yosemite National Park & visited locations
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Price: $179

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Due to changes in our business during COVID-19, the price of this tour is applicable to all ages. Please contact us if you plan on traveling with a baby.

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Overview

Experience the best that winter in Yosemite National Park has to offer in just one day. On this Yosemite snowshoe tour, enjoy snow-topped Yosemite Valley and then picturesque snowshoe hike to the Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias.

After our hotel pickups along Highway 140, we’ll head straight to Tunnel View for one of the best panoramas in all of Yosemite National Park. While here, grab some photos and take in the beauty of this glacially-carved valley in winter. 

Next, travel to another area of the park to reach the trailhead to the Giant Sequoias. Once at the trailhead, it’s time to layer up and strap on your snowshoes. If appropriate snow conditions do not exist, you will complete the hike in your regular hiking boots.

On this 3-mile round-trip hike, make your way down the serene trail to reach the cluster of ancient Giant Sequoias. Find around 20 mature trees in one of Yosemite’s most peaceful groves. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy your provided picnic lunch surrounded by the towering trees.

Next, make the gradual uphill return of 600 feet elevation back to the trailhead. 

From El Portal, CA – Highway 140

Departures daily from Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort at 7:45 am, Cedar Lodge at 8:15 am and Yosemite View Lodge at 8:30 am. $179 per person.

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From Oakhurst, CA – Highway 41

Departures daily from The Pines Resort at 7:30 am and the Oakhurst Visitor Center at 7:45 am. $179 per person.

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Itinerary

FROM EL PORTAL, CA – HIGHWAY 140

7:45 am: Yosemite Bug Mountain Resort Pickup
8:15 am: Cedar Lodge Pickup
8:30 am: Yosemite View Lodge Pickup

9:00 am: Our first stop is Tunnel View, one of the most iconic views of Yosemite National Park. While here, snap some photos and take in the beauty of this glacially-carved valley. Next, we will travel to higher elevations to reach the trailhead to the Sequoias.

10:15 am: Once at the trailhead, it’s time to bundle up and strap on your snowshoes. (If snow conditions do not permit, you will complete the hike in your regular hiking boots.)

On this 3 mile roundtrip hike, make your way down the tranquil forest trail to reach a cluster of ancient Giant Sequoias. Here you’ll find around 20 mature trees in one of Yosemite’s most peaceful groves. 

Noon: Once you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy your provided picnic lunch surrounded by the towering trees.

Next, you’ll make the gradual uphill climb of 600 feet elevation back to the trailhead.

3:00 pm: Depart Giant Sequoia Grove
3:45 pm: Yosemite View Lodge Drop-off
4:00 pm: Cedar Lodge Drop-off
4:30 pm: Yosemite Bug Drop-off

FROM OAKHURST, CA – HIGHWAY 41

7:30 am: The Pines Resort Pickup
7:45 am: Oakhurst Visitor Center (Visit Yosemite) Pickup

9:00 am: Our first stop is Tunnel View, one of the most iconic views of Yosemite National Park. While here, snap some photos and take in the beauty of this glacially-carved valley. Next, we will travel to higher elevations to reach the trailhead to the Sequoias.

10:15 am: Once at the trailhead, it’s time to bundle up and strap on your snowshoes. (If snow conditions do not permit, you will complete the hike in your regular hiking boots.)

On this 3 mile roundtrip hike, make your way down the tranquil forest trail to reach a cluster of ancient Giant Sequoias. Here you’ll find around 20 mature trees in one of Yosemite’s most peaceful groves. 

Noon: Once you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy your provided picnic lunch surrounded by the towering trees.

Next, you’ll make the gradual uphill climb of 600 feet elevation back to the trailhead.

2:30 pm: Depart Giant Sequoia Grove
4:00 pm: Oakhurst Visitor Center (Visit Yosemite) Drop-off
4:30 pm: The Pines Resort Drop-off

Disclaimer: Please be prepared for a variety of weather conditions. We recommend dressing warmly with multiple layers and a waterproof jacket. We do our best to follow our itineraries as written, but don’t control the weather (yet) and we can’t make promises about special events or traffic conditions in Yosemite.  The benefit of having small groups is allowing our guides the flexibility to tailor your itinerary to best suit the needs of the group. If there is a lack of snow, we will hike to the Giant Sequoia Grove with normal hiking boots. If winter conditions are deemed too dangerous, we reserve the right to cancel the tour or modify the itinerary. **

 

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Book our Yosemite Valley & Giant Sequoias Winter Snowshoe as a Private Tour

We understand how important quality time with your friends and family is. We also understand the hesitation some customers may have in sharing a vehicle with people they don’t know. While we love the ease of travel & new friendships that shared tours provide, we have adapted to bring our customers more options when it comes to booking a tour.

This tour is now available to book as a private excursion for up to 10 guests.  You’ll receive the same itinerary and inclusions that our typical tour would provide, plus personal one-on-one attention from your guide and the ability to choose exactly who you’ll bring with you.

Feeling like making some changes or additions to the itinerary? Contact us and we can create a quote for any custom experience you’d like to partake in anywhere in the 50 states.

Reserve your Yosemite Valley & Giant Sequoia Winter Snowshoe Tour as a private excursion now!

Our rates are based on group size. After clicking below and choosing an available date, elect how many travelers will be in your group.

Private tour for 1-3 guests: $994
Private tour for 4-6 guests: $1,180
Private tour for 7-10 guests: $1,393
Private tour for 11-13 guests: $1,531

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