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Glen AulinGlen Aulin Naturalist Hike

Jun-Oct, $195

Join us for an epic adventure in the very heart of the Yosemite High Country. This 10 mile (round trip) trail to Tuolumne Fall takes you to a beautiful cascade waterfall , granite cliffs, pristine meadows, and breathtaking alpine forests. 

Intermediate-Advanced Effort, Ages 12 and up, Full Day

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Join us for an epic adventure in the very heart of the Yosemite High Country. This 10 mile (round trip) trail to Tuolumne Fall takes…

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Lower Yosemite Falls Trail (Kim Carroll)Upper Yosemite Falls and Columbia Rock Hike

Mar-Jul, $175 per person (ages 14 and older)

This 7.6 mile hike takes you to breathtaking panoramic views of Yosemite Valley and picturesque views of both Yosemite Falls and Half Dome. During spring or early summer witness Yosemite Falls roaring and in full effect. This is the ultimate stair master hike so prepare yourself for a strenuous workout.

Advanced Effort, Ages 14 and older, children 14 to 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult., Full Day

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This 7.6 mile hike takes you to breathtaking panoramic views of Yosemite Valley and picturesque views of both Yosemite Falls and Half Dome. During spring…

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Glass Blowing ImageGlass Blowing Experience at Rush Creek

Apr-Oct, $95 per person

Join our expert glassblower for an exciting introduction to the art of hot glass blowing, while she guides you through the necessary steps required to make your own piece of glass art. No experience is necessary for this mesmerizing 45-minute class.

All take-home glass pieces need overnight annealing (a cooling process) and will be ready for pick up the next day.

Advance reservation required, please contact the Recreation Desk for availability and details.

Beginner Effort, Ages 8 and older, children 8 to 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult., 45 Minutes

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Yosemite Valley Explorer

Oct-Dec, $150 adult; $80 child (ages 8-12).

Come to explore the hidden trails of Yosemite Valley! Our gentle to moderate 4 to 5-mile hike (or snowshoe) winds around many of Yosemite’s iconic wonders and provides splendid views of seasonal creeks, meadows, and boulders with memorable views of Yosemite’s iconic sights!

This tour showcases the Valley’s icons as well as its hidden secrets. You’ll gain an understanding of how glaciers, rivers, rocks, and erosion created this scenic wonder, and get some insight into John Muir’s legacy as our friendly naturalist guides do the driving.

Beginner-Intermediate Effort, Ages ages 8 and older, Half Day

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Come to explore the hidden trails of Yosemite Valley! Our gentle to moderate 4 to 5-mile hike (or snowshoe) winds around many of Yosemite’s iconic…

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Tuolumne River Whitewater Rafting

Apr-Sep, $277-313 per adult; $259-291 per youth

Experience the exhilaration of the finest whitewater rafting in the state on the beautiful Tuolumne River. The “T” is known for its rocky, technical drops. Class IV & V. Call us for availability.

Beginner-Intermediate Effort, Ages 10 and older (dependent on water levels), Full Day

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Experience the exhilaration of the finest whitewater rafting in the state on the beautiful Tuolumne River. The “T” is known for its rocky, technical drops….

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Giant Sequoia Snowbomb (Kim Carroll)Giant Sequoia Hike or Snowshoe

Jan-Mar, Nov-Dec, $125 adult; $65 child 8 to 12 years

This 3-mile round trip snowshoe adventure combines the beauty of a snow covered Yosemite with the majesty of the Giant Sequoias. The stunning contrast of white snow against the reddish bark of the sequoias, the largest living species on earth, is like nothing you have ever seen.

Beginner-Intermediate Effort, Ages 8+, Half Day

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This 3-mile round trip snowshoe adventure combines the beauty of a snow covered Yosemite with the majesty of the Giant Sequoias. The stunning contrast of…

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Granite Gorge & Preston Falls Naturalist Hike

Mar-May, $150 adult, $80 child 10 to 12 years

An epic day exploring one of our favorite hidden gems, stunning Preston Falls, deep in the Granite Gorge section of river downstream from the pristine Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. We’ll hike alongside the river among abundant wildflowers, enjoy lunch on the banks and take a dip in the clear, cool water before hiking back. This is crowd-free Yosemite hiking at its finest. Call or email for seasonal availability based on varying weather conditions.

Intermediate Effort, Ages Ages 10+, Full Day

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An epic day exploring one of our favorite hidden gems, stunning Preston Falls, deep in the Granite Gorge section of river downstream from the pristine…

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Giant Sequoia Tunnel - Kim Carroll PhotographyBig Trees Hike & Swim

Jul-Oct, $150 adult, $80 child 8 to 12 years

This popular half day trip along the historic Old Big Oak Flat Road takes you into a grove of Yosemite’s famous Giant Sequoias and ends up at one of our favorite local swimming holes for a swim and picnic lunch before heading back to the lodge.

Intermediate Effort, Ages 8+, Half Day

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This popular half day trip along the historic Old Big Oak Flat Road takes you into a grove of Yosemite’s famous Giant Sequoias and ends…

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South Rim of Yosemite Valley Naturalist Hike

Jun-Oct, $195 per person (ages 12 and older)

Skip past the summer crowds and take a hike with our fun and informative naturalist guides along the lesser-traveled southern rim of Yosemite Valley.  See Yosemite’s icons and 1,200 square miles of splendid scenery in a whole new light on this unusual Yosemite Valley Hiking Tour.

Intermediate-Advanced Effort, Ages 12+, Full Day

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Skip past the summer crowds and take a hike with our fun and informative naturalist guides along the lesser-traveled southern rim of Yosemite Valley.  See…

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Granite Gorge Swimming HoleGranite Gorge Bike & Hike

Apr-May, Oct, $150 per person (ages 12 and older)

Enjoy a scenic ride along the rim of the Tuolumne River Canyon followed by a pleasant hike on this classic one-way ‘bike and hike’ trip to one of our favorite waterways and swimming holes.

Intermediate-Advanced Effort, Ages Ages 12+, Half Day

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Enjoy a scenic ride along the rim of the Tuolumne River Canyon followed by a pleasant hike on this classic one-way ‘bike and hike’ trip to…

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Private Fly Fishing Trips with Echo Adventure

Mar-Nov, $175 to $530 per person

Beginners and seasoned veterans alike can enjoy a memorable morning or afternoon with an expert fly fishing guide casting on scenic Yosemite waterways.

Family Fun fly fishing

Get a taste of Yosemite fly fishing on local waters on this fun half-day adventure perfect for the whole family! This basic introduction focuses less on instruction and more on the experience of fly fishing, as well as aquatic ecology and conservation with many opportunities to sustainably catch and release trout along the river banks of our favorite local spots. Boots and waders are not provided as we focus solely on Czech Nymphing from the river bank! $215 per person for 2-4 people, $175 per person for 5-7 people, $350 for a solo angler. Use the promo code Group20 for a 20% discount on 5 or more people.

introduction to fly fishing

This private Introduction to Fly Fishing trip is perfect for individuals, families or groups that want to learn the basics of fly fishing during their visit to Yosemite National Park! This beginner trip focuses on beginner casting, fly selection, reading water, basic knot tying, Czech Nymphing, dry fly, streaming, and wet fly techniques. $315 per person for 2-4 people, $255 per person for 5-7 people, $530 for a solo angler. Use the promo code Group20 for a 20% discount on 5 or more people.

Experienced angler’s private half day

Already know the basics? Join our local guides and gain access to the best waters in the Sierra for native Rainbow Trout and wild Brook trout and trophy Brown trout. We can help sharpen your cast, share tips and techniques, or just provide the right fly for the right fish.  $235 per person for 2-4 people, $185 per person for 5-7 people, $385 for a solo angler. Use the promo code Group20 for a 20% discount on 5 or more people.

Experienced angler’s private full day

Enjoy the best of Yosemite area on our full day fly fishing adventure for intermediate and advanced anglers. Whether you want to try for the elusive Golden Trout in Yosemite’s backcountry or spend your day in the iconic splendor of Yosemite Valley, our private guide can help you achieve all of your fishing goals.  $315 per person for 2-4 people, $255 per person for 5-7 people, $530 for a solo angler. Use the promo code Group20 for a 20% discount on 5 or more people.

Evergreen & Rush Creek Lodges work with amazing agencies such as Echo Adventure Cooperative to provide top quality fishing experiences on the Yosemite area waterways.

Beginner-Advanced Effort, Ages 7+, Half Day, Sunrise, Sunset

Beginners and seasoned veterans alike can enjoy a memorable morning or afternoon with an expert fly fishing guide casting on scenic Yosemite waterways. Family Fun…

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Yosemite Valley from Tunnel ViewRange of Light Yosemite Valley Tour

Jan-May, Sep-Dec, $150 adult, $80 child 4 to 12 years

Following the footsteps of John Muir, we visit the Valley’s most famous and impressive wonders as well as its hidden secrets, with plenty of time to stop, relax and enjoy on this Yosemite Valley Tour.

Beginner Effort, Ages 4+, Half Day

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Following the footsteps of John Muir, we visit the Valley’s most famous and impressive wonders as well as its hidden secrets, with plenty of time…

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Yosemite Valley Vista - Kim Carroll PhotographyWonders of Yosemite Hike & Tour

Jan-Dec, $175 adult, $95 child 8 to 12 years

One of the classic Yosemite tours, this is a full day’s adventure to see Yosemite’s icons – Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Fall, Half Dome, El Capitan, Tunnel View –  plus a 3-mile hike among Giant Sequoias.

 

*Please note that this tour visits many of the same iconic sights as our Yosemite Valley Glacier Point Tour. Please contact our Recreation team at  if you have any questions about the similarities of these two tours.

Beginner-Intermediate Effort, Ages 8+, Full Day

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One of the classic Yosemite tours, this is a full day’s adventure to see Yosemite’s icons – Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Fall, Half Dome, El Capitan,…

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Hetch Hetchy from the DamHetch-Hetchy Wapama Falls Naturalist Hike

Jan-Jun, Oct-Dec, $125 adult, $65 child 8 to 12 years

Leave the crowds behind and enjoy a leisurely and fascinating 5 mile hike above the shores of this tranquil reservoir to the 1,200 foot Wapama Falls.

Intermediate Effort, Ages 8+, Half Day

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Leave the crowds behind and enjoy a leisurely and fascinating 5 mile hike above the shores of this tranquil reservoir to the 1,200 foot Wapama…

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Half Dome from Glacier PointGlacier Point and Yosemite Valley Tour

May-Oct, $175 adult; $95 child 4 to 12 years

Taking you through a wide-ranging collection of Yosemite’s most famous icons, including Glacier Point, an optional hike down the 4 Mile Trail, then the tour continues with stops that may include The Majestic Hotel, Yosemite Falls, Mirror Lake, and El Capitan Meadow to spot climbers in action. Not to mention a picnic is the ever so picturesque Yosemite Valley.

 

*Please note that this tour visits many of the same iconic sights as our Wonders of Yosemite Tour. Please contact our Recreation team at  if you have any questions about the similarities of these two tours.

Beginner-Advanced Effort, Ages 4+, Full Day

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Taking you through a wide-ranging collection of Yosemite’s most famous icons, including Glacier Point, an optional hike down the 4 Mile Trail, then the tour continues…

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Tenaya Lake PanoramaYosemite High Country Naturalist Tour

Jun-Oct, $175 adult; $95 child 4 to 12 years

Discover the less traveled Yosemite High Country, where we visit scenic vistas, take short walks and relax among stunning alpine lakes, meadows, rivers, granite domes and peaks.

Beginner-Intermediate Effort, Ages 4+, Full Day

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Discover the less traveled Yosemite High Country, where we visit scenic vistas, take short walks and relax among stunning alpine lakes, meadows, rivers, granite domes and…

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North Dome Naturalist HikeNorth Dome Naturalist Hike

Jun-Oct, $175 adult; $95 child 9 to 12 years

This 9 mile hike takes you to a breathtaking perch on the north rim of Yosemite Valley directly across from Half Dome where you can gaze out at the surrounding cliffs, canyons, and peaks of the greater Yosemite area.

Intermediate-Advanced Effort, Ages 9+, Full Day

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This 9 mile hike takes you to a breathtaking perch on the north rim of Yosemite Valley directly across from Half Dome where you can…

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Half Dome Journey

Aug-Oct, $295 adult

One of the most enduring challenges in Yosemite, this day hike covers roughly 17 miles with 4,800 feet in elevation gain from the Valley Floor to the summit of world-famous Half Dome.

2020 Permit Dates: August 19, September 29, October 12, October 13, 2020.

 

Advanced Effort, Ages 14+, Full Day

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One of the most enduring challenges in Yosemite, this day hike covers roughly 17 miles with 4,800 feet in elevation gain from the Valley Floor…

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Rancheria FallsRancheria Falls Naturalist Hike

Apr-May, Sep-Oct, $175 per person (ages 12 and older)

A rewarding 13 mile day hike deep into the little traveled Hetch Hetchy Valley.  Breathtaking views of the reservoir, abundant wildflowers and energizing waterfalls.

Intermediate-Advanced Effort, Ages 12+, Full Day

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A rewarding 13 mile day hike deep into the little traveled Hetch Hetchy Valley.  Breathtaking views of the reservoir, abundant wildflowers and energizing waterfalls.

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May LakeMay Lake & Mount Hoffmann Naturalist Hike

Aug-Oct, $175 adult

A crowd-free hike to the geographic center of the Yosemite National Park takes you past one of the most pristine alpine lakes in the high country to 360-degree views of Yosemite’s breathtaking peaks and valley.

Intermediate-Advanced Effort, Ages 12+, Full Day

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A crowd-free hike to the geographic center of the Yosemite National Park takes you past one of the most pristine alpine lakes in the high…

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Mono Pass Naturalist HikeMono Pass Naturalist Hike

Aug-Oct, $195 adult

This spectacular 7.4 mile (round trip) trail wanders through pristine Lodgepole Pine forests and alpine meadows to the edge of the timberline and places you on the crest of the Sierra Nevada, one of the nation’s most inaccessible and rugged mountain ranges. For unforgettable views of the Eastern Sierra and beyond this Mono Pass hike is the way to go!

Intermediate-Advanced Effort, Ages 12+, Full Day

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This spectacular 7.4 mile (round trip) trail wanders through pristine Lodgepole Pine forests and alpine meadows to the edge of the timberline and places you…

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Cloud’s Rest Naturalist Hike

Aug-Oct, $225 per person (ages 12 and older)

Insiders will tell you that this hike is equally challenging but more rewarding than Half Dome, with a summit that provides sweeping views of Half Dome, the Cathedral Range and Tenaya Canyon. This is some of the most epic Yosemite hiking available for a day hike.

Advanced Effort, Ages 12+, Full Day

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Insiders will tell you that this hike is equally challenging but more rewarding than Half Dome, with a summit that provides sweeping views of Half…

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Yosemite Sunset VistaSunset Vista Happy Hour Tour

May-Oct, $55 adult; $30 child 12 and younger

On this popular two hour tour and happy hour to view the sun setting over the Tuolumne River Canyon we provide chairs, a glass of wine (or soda) and snacks for you to enjoy while you savor the serenity.

This is one of the few Yosemite sunset tours with a Happy Hour element, courtesy of the awesome guides at the Evergreen Lodge.

Beginner Effort, Ages All Ages , 2 hours, Sunset

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On this popular two hour tour and happy hour to view the sun setting over the Tuolumne River Canyon we provide chairs, a glass of…

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Rim of the Valley Snowshoe HikeRim of the Valley Snowshoe Adventure

Jan-Mar, Dec, $195 adult

Snowshoe to one of the finest overlooks in all of Yosemite: Dewey Point. You will see incomparable views of El Capitan, Yosemite Valley, Three Brothers and other famous Yosemite landmarks. Our guides share their intimate knowledge of the Park and make sure your snowshoe experience is a fun, inspiring adventure and a truly highlight of your stay!

Intermediate-Advanced Effort, Ages 12+, Full Day

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Snowshoe to one of the finest overlooks in all of Yosemite: Dewey Point. You will see incomparable views of El Capitan, Yosemite Valley, Three Brothers…

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Day in the Life of a Professional Nature Photographer

Jan-Dec, $310 first person; $80 each additional (3 max)

Have you ever wondered about the day in the life of a professional nature photographer? Where do they go and how do they capture stunning landscape and wildlife images? On this outing, join local working pro Robb Hirsch as he takes you to his favorite (lesser known) locations in Yosemite National Park and have the opportunity to photograph with him as you discuss the components of creating fine nature images.

This trip is geared for amateur photographers and those who simply like photography and want an experience visiting the most amazing locations in the park. Those without camera gear will have the opportunity to work with Robb and his gear in a collaborative effort to capture a wide range of images based on the conditions and the opportunities that present themselves. Individuals with gear can shoot right alongside Robb. As an added benefit of this trip, participants can choose one of Robb’s images that he will print (13”x19”) and send to them, a $95 value.

Available for Half Day and Full Day Photo Tours 

Beginner-Advanced Effort, Half Day, Sunset

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Mule Deer Buck in Fall (Robb Hirsch Photography)Private Photography Workshops

Jan-Dec, Half Days Start at $330; Full Day Start at $565

Join professional nature photographer, biologist and naturalist Robb Hirsch on a private photography expedition in magical Yosemite National Park. After a short orientation to determine your experience and interest, he will design a customized trip to provide ample opportunity to learn and practice a wide variety of field techniques to refine your own personal style and technical skills.

Group size is limited to provide personalized attention and the most meaningful experience to maximize learning potential as you immerse yourself in the world of nature photography. Robb’s unique experience as a guide and educator will help you create strong compositions, evaluate ideal exposure, utilize depth of field for maximum impact and discover many lesser-known hidden gems in Yosemite.

With the compelling landscapes, iconic Yosemite features and potential dramatic light, this trip affords the opportunity to capture the soul of the Sierra Nevada’s most well known photographic location.

Beginner-Advanced Effort, Full Day, Sunrise, Sunset

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Join professional nature photographer, biologist and naturalist Robb Hirsch on a private photography expedition in magical Yosemite National Park. After a short orientation to determine…

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Three Generations Backpacking in YosemiteYosemite Overnight Backpacking Adventure

May-Oct, $1050 one-two ppl; $350 each additional (4 max)

Fully customizable private overnight backpacking trips in Yosemite National Park with our experienced naturalist guides range from 6-30 miles (over two days) and highlight some of the most iconic and the least visited areas of Yosemite!

Create the ultimate Yosemite adventure with our private, all-inclusive backpacking trips personally designed to fit your needs and expectations. Whether you are looking for a relaxing overnight adventure for your family or a rugged 30 mile back country experience, our passionate and skilled naturalist guides can deliver! Our intimate knowledge of Yosemite and the surrounding areas allows us to craft an adventure that is unique, memorable and customized to fit your exact goals. Our two day trips along the Tuolumne River and through Yosemite’s High Country, Hetch Hetchy or the rim of the famed Yosemite Valley can focus on various outdoor activities and are suitable for all experience levels.

Intermediate-Advanced Effort, Ages 12+, Overnight

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Fully customizable private overnight backpacking trips in Yosemite National Park with our experienced naturalist guides range from 6-30 miles (over two days) and highlight some…

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Overnight Professional Fly Fishing

Mar-Oct, $895 one-two ppl; $195 each additional (4 max)

Great for novice or experienced fly fishermen who want to experience the ultimate serenity and beauty of Yosemite’s remote lakes and rivers combined with one-on-one instruction from knowledgeable veteran guides.

Intermediate-Advanced Effort, Overnight

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Great for novice or experienced fly fishermen who want to experience the ultimate serenity and beauty of Yosemite’s remote lakes and rivers combined with one-on-one…

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