Yosemite Dewey Point Hiking Tour

Starting from


CaliforniaYosemite National Park
Tour Length
4-6 hours
Guide Type
Skill Level

This tour is available year round. Click the “check availability” button to see available days. 

More winter season hikes: Vernal & Nevada Falls Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Valley – Family Friendly

Follow your guide through mountain meadows and enchanted forests on this hike to Dewey Point. Your guide will share stories of the history, flora, and fauna as you make your way through a red fir forest to a spectacular view of the Yosemite Valley.

Dewey Points rests 3000 feet above the valley floor and provides an incredible view of the Yosemite Valley that includes the mighty El Capitan, Half Dome, and Cloud’s Rest. We’ll take time to enjoy the view and soak in the splendor of Yosemite before making our way back to the trailhead.This tour is a great opportunity to escape the business of Yosemite Valley for a day to explore a quiet and peaceful forest meadow.

*If weather conditions aren’t favorable for snowshoeing, this itinerary will be operated as a hiking tour or a different itinerary will be offered.

What's Included

Tour Price Includes

  • Professional Wilderness First Responder certified guide
  • Snowshoe Rental
  • Breakfast
  • Trail lunch
  • Daypack rental
  • Trekking poles rental
  • 1:7 guide to hiker ratio

What to Bring

Required Gear

Waterproof or water resistant jacket (seasonal) and the capacity to carry at least 3 liters of water.


Weather appropriate layered clothing – Base layers, an insulating midlayer, and a shell will work together to keep you comfortable A fleece or ‘puffy’ jacket, a fleece hat, and waterproof gloves are highly recommended. Waterproof/wind proof pants are required.


Sturdy, waterproof hiking boots or trail running shoes are required. Synthetic or wool socks are recommended. Gaiters are recommended.


Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, handwarmers, hiking poles, rain pants, supplemental snacks, gratuity for your guide.

Upgrades + Additions

Larger groups – call to inquire

Optional upgrades, additions, and rentals subject to tax (8.05%).


  • 1 Person $ 540 540
  • 2 People $ 280 pp 280
  • 3 People $ 240 pp 240
  • 4-5 People $190 pp
  • 6-7 People $155 pp

Prices do not include guide gratuity or a 5% pass-through fee charged by Yosemite National Park.

Days & Times

Tour Days

Tours run daily Monday-Sunday

Available year round

Departure Times

Tours depart at 10am
Activity duration: 4-6 hours

Advance reservations are required

Hiking the Cathedral Lakes Trail in Yosemite

Yosemite National Park’s soaring granite cliffs and leaping waterfalls make it unique among the natural wonders of this world. But the wonder of Yosemite doesn’t stop there. The park is filled with groves of giant trees, covered with lush carpets of green, teaming with forrest critters, criss crossed by snow fed streams and punctuated by rocky granite peaks. This makes it a wonderful destination for all kinds of adventure including hiking, backpacking, climbing, and more.

The history of Yosemite is the history of the world’s public land parks, being designated the first park of its kind in 1864 to be managed by the state of California. Yosemite would ultimately become part of the National Park system in 1890 However, for centuries before the park was protected for the enjoyment of all, it was home to the Awahnee tribe of Native Americans. They thrived in and around Yosemite Valley, harvesting acorns and hunting deer. They regularly traded with the Mono Paiute and Sierra Miwok tribes. Before any humans had even laid eyes on the enchanting Yosemite Valley, glaciers covered the ancient Sierra Nevada mountains. These massive instruments of destruction cut and tore at the layers of rock that made up this spine of rock. Once they retreated, they left behind the unique U-shaped Valleys, vertical cliffs, sharp peaks, and polished domes that are the foundation to this National Park, one of the greatest mountain landscapes of the world.

Hiking the Cathedral Lakes Trail in Yosemite