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Yosemite Guide Service

18595 Main St, Highway 120, Groveland, CA 95321-9440
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Outstanding Hiking Experience

As a regular hiker in the English Lake District, my two long days with John really exceeded... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Felltop
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
Great Day at Yosemite!!!!

John was a Great Guide!! He was very informative of the Park inside and out. My sister and I wanted... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Teribark
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Doddridge, AR
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Customized, private outings providing exceptional day hikes, backpacking trips, camping trips, and special tours - guided by professionally trained naturalists in the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite National Park. Specializing in small groups and exclusive, customized trips, Yosemite Guide Service leads you to the less visited, more secluded, and most extraordinary destinations. With over 25 years of experience and regional knowledge, explore Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada wilderness with a professionally trained naturalist.
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“glacier point” (5 reviews)
“national park” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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18595 Main St, Highway 120, Groveland, CA 95321-9440
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"his knowledge"
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"great hike"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As a regular hiker in the English Lake District, my two long days with John really exceeded expectations. His detailed knowledge of the geology, wild flowers, wild life, culture and local history added immensely to the enjoyment of my time in Yosemite. It was like...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

John was a Great Guide!! He was very informative of the Park inside and out. My sister and I wanted to experience the Park and not be rushed or around a big crowd and he did the job! He listened to what we wanted to...More

Thank Teribark
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My sister and I went with John for the day and he was able to drive so we could gawk at scenery, also knew where to get a great cup of coffee and when we asked to get away from the crowds for a personal...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

John planned a great 4 mile hike for us. We are ages 55-63 and do not hike on a regular basis. He took this into consideration and also gave great suggestions for the day before. Our hike with John was out of the way of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked John for a day trip for a group of 8 seniors. They were very pleased with his personality and how he was able to share his vast knowledge of Yosemite. John was very accommodating to everyone’s level of hiking ability and was able to...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We hired John to guide our family of four for a day during our first visit to Yosemite. It was the best money we spent on this trip. John was very professional from our first contact with him; ahead of our visit he emailed lots...More

1  Thank Dan C
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

We were two couples planning a trip to Yosemite, and found John. He's great! We were there in October while the fires were raging in the Napa Valley, and there were a some fires in Yosemite. He planned our two days so that the first...More

1  Thank Katheryn D
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

We came across reviews for John's guide service on TripAdvisor and scheduled a day of hiking in mid-September. It was our first trip to the region and we were interested in seeing parts of the Yosemite area we might not otherwise venture into. John presented...More

Thank Stacey K
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

John does everything right -- top-quality location, top-quality gear, and a top-quality experience. He took my husband and I on a two-day private camping trip that was customized to our needs. (I also understand he also does same-day trips but we didn't do that.) We...More

Thank Doralys B
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

John Kleinfelter provided a customized tour for our two couples (ages 65-70) of the Valley major points of interest. His knowledge of the geology and history of the park was outstanding as was his presentation. John provided transportation for our party of four which was...More

Thank Eileen A
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Yosemite Guide Service 530-523-3998 18595 Main Street Grove land, CA 95321 Trip Advisor won’t let me include the link, but if you google Yosemite Guide Service you’ll find it. Sometimes he’s out leading overnight hikes, so... More
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