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Yosemite & Tuolumne Hiker: Peaks, Creeks and Waterfalls

6 Days from $2099
Trip Highlights
  • Hike Yosemite Valley & Tuolumne Meadows
  • View stunning waterfalls & abundant wildlife
  • Raft the world-renowned Tuolumne River
  • Comfortable catered camping & lodge-based accommodations
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Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveller Best of the Bay Area Winner

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Departure Dates

May 22; June 5; July 24; September 4

Meeting Place
La Casa Loma River Store, 8 miles east of Groveland on Hwy 120 (At the intersection of Hwy 120 & Ferretti Road)

$2099* to $2299

*Premiere Pricing! Available when you're one of the first four people to book by March 31, 2016.

Deposit: $250

Additional Costs:
$16 per person federal, state and local access fees

Single Supplement: $400

River Rating Minimum Age
Class IV12 (16 at high water)
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Yosemite National Park & Tuolumne River Hiker: Overview

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The Tuolumne River is considered by many to be the best California whitewater rafting trip, and promises Class III-IV, action-packed paddling from put-in to take-out. The Wild & Scenic Tuolumne River flows through remote wilderness where tumbling creeks, waterfalls and glassy pools adorn the river corridor and its side canyons. This is the perfect setting for hiking, fishing and swimming during off-river time.

A visit to Yosemite National Park is a natural addition to a Tuolumne River rafting trip. The beating heart of the Park is its spectacular glacier-carved Yosemite Valley, surrounded by dramatic mountains and filled with lovely meadows, redwoods, aspen groves and jaw-dropping waterfalls. We hike, picnic and camp in the looming presence of Half Dome and El Capitan, two of the Park’s most-famous rock monoliths and travel to the less-crowded Tuolumne Meadows, and may even take the 15-mile hike up to Cloud’s Rest for a 360° vista of Yosemite National Park. When not camping on the river, nights will be spent in comfortable lodges and cabins in the Yosemite area.

Yosemite National Park & Tuolumne River Hiker: Itinerary at a Glance

  • Meet at La Casa Loma River Store and transfer to the Class IV Tuolumne River
  • The first stretch of whitewater brings three of the Tuolumne’s most notorious rapids: Rock Garden, Nemesis and Rams Head
  • Stop mid-afternoon to make camp, hike and relax
  • Day two brings more exciting whitewater as we continue down the Wild & Scenic Tuolumne River
  • The remainder of our evenings are spent in the comfort of rustic lodges just outside the park
  • In the Park, we hike to Glacier Point, and also from Sentinel Dome down to the valley floor
  • From the high country of Tuolumne Meadows, our hiking options abound, including a scramble to the top of Cloud's Rest, or a potential summit of Mount Dana
  • Each day of naturalist-led hiking is tailored to different levels of intensity, based on each group's interests

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“Liked the guide and Naturalist on the [Yosemite] hiking. We were in the park two days prior to the trip, hiking around and just enjoying the overall grandure of the park, and didn't have a clue of what we were enjoying.
Chris Moore: [O.A.R.S. Guide]: I will come back and do another trip with Chris.
John DeGrazio [YExplore owner/guide]: has excellent knowledge of Yosemite National Park; thanks for having him as part of the trip. I would hire him in a heartbeat to guide an overnight trip in the future.
David Lukas [author/naturalist]: I don't know who made him part of the trip but kudo's to that person. The information he passed on about the smallest of things along the way were very enjoyable.”
Gary Merkl ~ Slinger, WI

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May 42° 73°
June 48° 82°
July 54° 90°
August 53° 90°
September 47° 87°
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O.A.R.S. is an author ized concessioner of Arches, Canyonlands, Grand Canyon and Grand Te ton National Parks and Dinosaur National Monument.
Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveler Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting) Best of the Bay Area Winner

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the "Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside Magazine in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S.trips have been honored as "50 Tours of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler and since 2007, Condé Nast Traveler has recognized Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservation Manager and International Adventure Travel Consultant, as Condé Nast Traveler's standalone Top Travel Specialist in the River Rafting category.

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