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Get to Know Yosemite with an Experienced Guide

Make Your Yosemite Vacation the Trip of a Lifetime

Discover the wonders of Yosemite with the help of expert naturalists. For more than 40 years, Yosemite Naturalist has introduced thousands of people, both young and old, to the many facets of the park. Yosemite is the permanent and temporary home to a quarter of all the birds sighted in North America. A quarter of all the plant species growing in California are represented in Yosemite too. It is home to some of the world's highest waterfalls, deepest valleys, and most dramatic examples of glacial landscapes. Yosemite's diversity and beauty make it a biological hot spot and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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.

About Yosemite

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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