Giant Sequoia Hike or Snowshoe

Snowshoe through a Grove of Giant SequoiasPrice: $140 adult, $90 youth | Ages: 8+
$100 - $250
Giant Sequoias
Half Day
Hiking
Intermediate
Snowshoeing
OFFERED IN WINTER & SPRING*
This 3-mile round trip snowshoe adventure combines the beauty of a snow covered Yosemite with the majesty of the Giant Sequoias. The stunning contrast of white snow against the reddish bark of the sequoias, the largest living species on earth, is like nothing you have ever seen.

A visit amongst the magnificent giant sequoia will leave one awe-struck any time of year, but winter and spring make for unforgettable outings. Walking on snowshoes (or on foot if snow is limited) is easy and opens up a landscape that is seen by few visitors. The giant sequoia portion of the day includes a 3-mile round trip walk.

Sunlight pierces their feathery foliage landing on the white snow, a stunning contrast to the tree’s red hued bark. In spring, wildflowers and birds join us on our hike, adding to the serenity. Our guides will share knowledge about the Park and its trees, ensuring a fun and inspiring experience!

TRIP TIME
9:15am-1:15pm

GROUP SIZE
Up to 9 participants. Reservations recommended. Contact Recreation Desk for availability and pricing for groups of 8 or more.

PRICE
$140 adult, $90 youth (age 8-15). Includes transportation, naturalist guide, snowshoe rental, 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 on varied terrain at elevations up to 6,000 feet. There are modest climbs and descents on this snowshoe, and it requires a reasonable effort. The trip is suitable for fit individuals ages 8 and above.

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 34 oz (1 liter) water and snacks
• Proper footwear–waterproof, warm boots with warm wool or synthetic socks
• Layered clothing including waterproof wind/rain jacket
• Other warm clothing including thermal top and bottom, warm ski hat and gloves
• Camera and binoculars (optional)

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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