Big Trees Hike & Swim

Explore Yosemite's famous Giant SequoiasPrice: $160 adult, $105 youth | Ages: 8+
$100 - $250
Giant Sequoias
Half Day
Hiking
Intermediate
Swimming
OFFERED IN SUMMER*
Experience the majesty and beauty of the western Sierra on our popular half day trip along the historic Old Big Oak Flat Road into a grove of Yosemite’s famous giant sequoias, the largest living tree species on earth! The historic footpath leading to the majestic sequoias is flanked by a conifer forest filled with birds, squirrels and other wildlife along with a beautiful array of wildflowers.

Our naturalist guides will also share the significance of the relationship between the National Park System and the sequoias, giving you a greater appreciation of this massive redwood. We’ll be finishing our hike just as the day begins to heat up, so we’ll drive deeper into Yosemite to one of our favorite swimming holes for a swim and picnic lunch before heading back to the Lodge!

TRAVEL TIME
9:15am-2:15pm

GROUP SIZE
Up to 9 participants. 2 person minimum. Reservations recommended. Contact Recreation Desk for availability and pricing for groups of 10 or more.

PRICE
$160 adult, $105 youth (age 8-15). Includes transportation, naturalist guide, and lunch voucher for use in our General Store. Additional $20 park admission fee per adult (waived for Yosemite Annual Pass or America the Beautiful Pass holders).

DIFFICULTY/AGE LIMIT
Participants should be comfortable walking up to 3-miles at elevations up to 6,000 feet. There are modest climbs and descents (approximately 400 feet of elevation gain/loss per mile) on this hike. The trip is suitable for fit individuals ages 8 and up.

MEETING PLACE
Meet 15 minutes before departure at the Rush Creek Lodge Recreation Desk (located in the Guest Lounge).

WHAT TO BRING
• Completed trip registration forms
• Small backpack with at least 32 oz water and snacks
• Proper footwear – tennis shoes or hiking boots
• Layered clothing including wind/rain jacket or fleece
• Bug repellant, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
• Camera and binoculars (optional)
• Swimsuit and towel

OTHER INFORMATION
• Our first-aid-certified guides carry first aid kits, permits, maps, radios/cell phones, and water filters
• Guide gratuity is not included; for exemplary service, a 10-20% tip is customary
• Prices subject to change

For more information, call (209) 379-2373 x3 or email recreation@rushcreeklodge.com.

* Conditions permitting. Call for additional seasonal availability.

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