Discover the stunning winter scenery of Yosemite National Park on a guided snowshoe hike that goes deep into the frozen landscape. Embark on a beginner trail or take on an extended option for this 4- or 6- hour adventure, and watch for the tracks that deer, coyote, bobcats and bears leave in the pristine snow. See the Yosemite Valley or the High Country, take in views of soaring rocks with an icy glaze, and experience the remarkable tranquility of this park’s quietest season.
Snowshoe hiking tour in Yosemite
Choose from two options for a guided snowshoe hike customized to your skill level
Experience the beauty of winter in Yosemite as you hike its breathtaking trails in the snow
Learn about the wildlife and geology of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevadas from your guide
Get easy-to-follow snowshoeing instructions from your expert guide and set out to see Yosemite from a different perspective
Stop for photographs and rest breaks at scenic vista points where you’ll get stunning views of the winter wonderland
Snowshoes and trekking poles
Custom Tour Location (you must contact us upon confirmation to discuss)
Snacks & lunch
Meeting And Pickup
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, California
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Please provide your hotel and contact information (phone number, email and accommodations) in the Special Requirements box at checkout. Hotel information so we may email you driving directions to the meeting location; pickup/drop-off is not included.
Please dress in athletic wear and bring water, lunch and snacks
Age restrictions: must be at least 12 years old to participate in the extended snowshoe hike and at least 4 years old to participate in the beginner level hike
Subject to favorable snow conditions. If canceled due to insufficient snow, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
We are limited in guide availability this year due to Covid-19. Please understand if your reservation is not accepted because of this restriction.
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Amazing experience, tailored perfectly to our goals!
Robert_C, Dec 2020
I booked a guided snowshoe hike in Yosemite with YExplore as a Christmas gift for my wife Michelle and I (along with new snowshoes). We are avid hikers and spend a lot of time in Yosemite, but are novices with snowshoes. This was my first time and Michelle’s second. We spoke with John on the phone before the trip and explained our goals were to primarily learn about snowshoeing and if possible try a new trail. John brainstormed with us and adjusted the original plan to accommodate both of our goals.
Leading up to the trip, Catherine did a fantastic job with communication. She is incredibly detail oriented, professional and friendly. When we arrived at the link up spot, John had already scouted out the trails to make sure the conditions were right to have a good experience. While he certainly can’t control the snow, I’m confident he would have been ready with a “Plan B” upon our arrival if required.
He was patient as we cut the zip ties off our new shoes, adjusted our poles, and figured out how everything worked, coaching us along the way. The trail was perfect and beautiful and along the way, John took some amazing photos and gave us some photography tips. He explained some of the history of the area and at many points stopped to provide an ecology or history lesson. He was friendly and professional and and we both enjoyed both his company and his coaching.
At the end of the day, John air-dropped to us a bunch of amazing photos he had taken along the way. Our objectives were fully accomplished and Michelle and I were both extremely grateful for a wonderful Christmas gift to each other.
Response from Host, Jan 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We are so happy you had such a wonderful day and grateful that you view your tour with us so highly.
Because of lack of snow this was...
Roy D, Jan 2017
Because of lack of snow this was changed to a guided walk through the most interesting parts of the valley floor. Our guide was amazing, knowledgeable and full of enthusiasm. Made time fly.
John our guide was amazing!!! He was...
Shiran C, Jan 2015
John our guide was amazing!!! He was really attentive to our needs and requests and make sure we are all having fun and keeping safe. We had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend it to others.