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Explore Yosemite with an Experienced Naturalist Guide

Make Your Yosemite Vacation the Trip of a Lifetime

Discover the wonders of Yosemite with an expert local guide with years of experience in the park. Yosemite is home to more than one quarter of the bird species found in North America and one out four plants species found in California. Among these are a great diversity of tree species growing in the Park’s vast forests. The park is a haven for rare animals, such as the Mount Lyell salamander, the Yosemite toad, and the peregrine falcon. Yosemite’s towering cliffs, snow covered peaks, high waterfalls, glacial lakes and varied rock types make it perfect place to learn geology. Yosemite has been designated a biological hotspot for its rich bio-diversity and a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its unique geological and biological features.

Despite its large number of visitors in Yosemite there are dozens of special places where you can avoid the summer crowds and find peace. We can help you experience the Yosemite that most visitors never see.

Founder Michael Elsohn

We offer walking treks and hiking in Yosemite suited to and focused on your ability and interests.

Excursion Services
Sentinel Group

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Michael Elsohn In River

Read about what can be experienced in the park in every season as described by Yosemite Naturalist.

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About Us

Yosemite Naturalist has guides and experts to take you on customized tours of Yosemite National Park. During your Yosemite vacation, visit the sites and wildlife that you want to see and are interested in. See the "other Yosemite" when we take you to spots that are off the beaten path.

Our founder, Michael Elsohn, has more than 40 years of experience as a naturalist. He specializes in the geology, birds, plants, and history as well as insects of the park. Michael is the guiding force that ensures the families, children's programs, and corporate clients we work with have great outdoors experiences.

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(800) 775-9622

Hours of Operation
Daily, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Service Area
Yosemite National Park