Access to Yosemite National Park with Guided Hiking Packages

Groveland Hotel is excited to announce our new partnership with Balanced Rock that allows us to offer our guests three different hiking experiences with experienced guides in Yosemite National Park. Balanced Rock has over 20 years of experience leading guided back-packing retreats, day hikes and workshops. Their guides are known for their extensive knowledge of the Yosemite wilderness as well as a passionate dedication to the contemplative practices of yoga and mindfulness. Plus, reserving this package guarantees access to the park without having to wait in long lines or postpone your trip. Keep reading to learn more about your access to Yosemite National Park: guided hiking packages.

Expect to visit less crowded yet stunningly beautiful corners of the Park with hidden sanctuaries and secluded lakes. Don’t worry if you are not experienced as your guides can tailor the experience to match your ability. Each package also leaves you ample time to explore areas of Yosemite on your own.

One great advantage is that each of these packages will GUARANTEE entrance into Yosemite Park! This has been a busy year for the park, so advance reservations are required, and sometimes can be hard to get. Now you are able to book your stay AND your time in Yosemite with no hassles!

Here are the details:

Balanced Rock Guides pointing out formations to hikersBalanced Rock Guided Tours – Orientation into Yosemite

This package gives you guaranteed entrance to the park, plus:

  • Access to Yosemite on the day of the program and the following 2 days.
  • Up to 2 hours with a guide for brief introduction to Yosemite and recommended iconic spots to visit.
  • Flexibility to explore the park on your own before or after the booked service for the entire day.

This package does NOT include:

  • Transportation to and from the park.
  • Park entrance fee ($35 per vehicle).
  • Food or gear.

The cost for this tour is $250 for a single vehicle (with no more than 6 guests in the vehicle), and is available when booking your room at Groveland Hotel. Please also note that locations are limited to Yosemite Valley.

Balanced Rock Guided Tours – Half Day ExcursionBalanced Rock guides explaining info to hikers

This package gives you guaranteed entrance to the park, plus:

  • Access to Yosemite on the day of the program and the following 2 days.
  • Guided hike for a half day (up to 4 hours) with a local guide OR a tour-format of different iconic spots.
  • Flexibility to explore the park on your own before or after the booked service for the entire day.
  • Yoga or meditation element as part of the itinerary.

This package does NOT include:

  • Transportation to and from the park.
  • Park entrance fee ($35 per vehicle).
  • Food or gear.

The cost for this tour is $500 for a single vehicle (with no more than 6 guests in the vehicle), and is available when booking your room at Groveland Hotel. Note that locations are limited to Yosemite Valley, Wawona/Glacier Point Area and Tuolumne Grove.

Balanced Rock Guided Tours – Full Day Excursion

This package gives you guaranteed entrance to the park, plus:

  • Access to Yosemite on the day of the program and the following two days.
  • Guided hike for a full day (up to 8 hours) with a local guide OR tour of different iconic spots.
  • Flexibility to explore the park on your own before or after the booked service for the remainder of the day.
  • Yoga or meditation element as part of the itinerary.

This package does NOT include:

  • Transportation to and from the park.
  • Park entrance fee ($35 per vehicle).
  • Food or gear.

The cost for this tour is $1000 for a single vehicle (with no more than 6 guests in the vehicle) and is available when booking your room at Groveland Hotel. This tour opens up trails and locations off of Tioga Pass/Tuolumne Meadows.

We believe that a guided tour may be the best way for you to maximize your experience at Yosemite. So don’t delay. Take advantage of your access to Yosemite National Park with guided hiking packages. These packages will help minimize stress when planning your trips, and isn’t that what a day in nature is supposed to do? Feel free to call us with any questions. The three package options will appear when you book your stay; just click on the best one for you!

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