Yosemite National Park: Giant Sequoia Snowshoe & Valley Tour

Yosemite National Park: Giant Sequoia Snowshoe & Valley Tour

From $179 per person

Embark on a winter excursion in Yosemite National Park. Go on a snowshoe hike to the Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias and enjoy views of the snow-topped Yosemite Valley.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 9 hours
Starting time 7:45 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Itinerary
9 hours
  • Midpines

  • El Portal

  • Tunnel View (photo stop)

  • Merced Grove (hiking, lunch)

  • El Portal

  • Midpines

Pickup included
Main stop
Highlights
  • Experience the beauty of Yosemite in winter
  • Snowshoe or hike your way to a Giant Sequoia Grove
  • See stunning Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View
  • Enjoy a picnic box lunch surrounded by towering Sequoias
Full description
Experience the best that winter in Yosemite National Park has to offer in just one day. Enjoy snow-topped Yosemite Valley and a picturesque snowshoe hike to the Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias. Get picked up and go straight to Tunnel View, 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. Change out of your layers, get comfortable, and relax on the scenic drive back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Yosemite National Park entrance fee
  • Transportation to and from select Highway 140 hotels
  • Freshly prepared box lunch
  • Snowshoe rental
  • 3 hours to snowshoe or hike
  • Tour guide
  • Tips
  • Water
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • While the Sequoia Groves are at elevations which typically get enough snow for this activity, warmer winters may reduce the snowpack
  • On tours without enough snow, you will hike the same trail without snowshoes and in your regular hiking boots
  • Snow usually falls on Yosemite National Park in November or early December
  • Pickup is available from select Highway 140 hotels: Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort, Yosemite Cedar Lodge, and Yosemite View Lodge
  • You will most likely visit the Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias, but in the event the tour needs to be altered, you will visit the Tuolumne Grove instead
  • If winter conditions are deemed too dangerous, the local partner reserves the right to modify the itinerary or cancel the tour
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Product ID: 394467