Private Half Dome Guided Hiking Tour

For 4 Days, 3 Nights From San Francisco

How Much Is Your Time Worth?

Lace up your boots for a summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park with only you and your private group for 4 days, 3 nights of wilderness camping in one of the most unique and beautiful geographical locations in the American West.

Breathe the crisp mountain air, cool your feet in the pristine, freshwater streams, and huddle in your tent overlooked by the bright California stars and the soothing sounds of nature. The swaying Ponderosa Pines and bare granite domes are ready and waiting for you to walk amongst them.

Are you nervous about hiking Half Dome without the insulation of a big group? Fear not. Our private Yosemite guides will have you feeling comfortable in no time, beginning at your front door in San Francisco.

  • Tour Highlights

    • Ascend world-famous Half Dome
    • Reconnect with your family or friends privately—away for your Ipad, laptop, and phone signal
    • Turnkey Yosemite hiking experience with private, certified guides to help
    • Tour begins from your hotel’s front door in San Francisco
    • Private from Day 1
  • Private Guides

    • Each tour is led by a Wilderness First Responder or a certified EMT guide who truly cares about the balance between you and Yosemite.
    • Whether you are a beginner with map and compass challenges or a veteran who is training to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, our private guides can help.
    • We want to share our Yosemite knowledge, so the next time you visit the treasured national park, you will not need us.
  • Included

    • Luxury ride to and from Yosemite from San Francisco
    • Equipment for each guest, including backpack, complete sleeping setup, trekking poles, and more
    • A private guide who understands efficient use of your time while showing you spots in Yosemite even photos cannot describe
    • All meals while hiking in Yosemite
    • A pre-departure meeting in San Francisco to issue your gear, provide packing tips, go over our route and safety issues, and answer any last-minute questions you may have
  • Not Included

    • Hiking clothes such as pants, shirts, socks, fleece, or rain gear
    • Boots or, more recommended, trail runners
    • Meals outside the wilderness (such as on the drive back to San Francisco)
    • Gratuity for your guide

Privately Hike Half Dome With The Pros

Locals rarely venture into the Yosemite backcountry with more than a group of five, so why should we?* We personally escort you to the Yosemite wilderness and back with your equipment, itinerary, and luxury ride provided, in a small private group with the feeling that you’re a local, not a tourist. Our passion is to showcase the Yosemite we truly love to those who are willing to hike to enjoy an unmatched, private experience. Those Yosemite tours are our specialty.

*For special requests and rates for large parties such as weddings or groups over five, please contact us.

  • Transportation

    We begin at your door in San Francisco because we pride ourselves on doing things the right way. No shuttle service with us; all your transportation is private, with a private tour guide from San Francisco. We go the extra mile because you deserve it. We want your experience effortless so you can instead concentrate on training and hiking Half Dome. There will be no lost touristy—what-the-heck-are-we-doing—feeling here.

  • Meals

    Dine on fresh meals prepared in the Yosemite backcountry, and more importantly, learn how to prepare excellent camp food yourself — for freedom to explore Yosemite, or any backcountry, on your own in the future.  Are you on a gluten-free diet? A vegetarian? A handmade jerky aficionado? Whether you require a certain diet or are prone to allergies, we can accommodate you with healthy hiking meals.

  • 4 Days, 3 Nights

  • Distance

    20-35 Miles (40 km)

    Distance

  • Private Transportation

    Mercedes GL 450

  • San Francisco

    Trip Starting Point

    San Francisco

  • Interests

    Whether you want an easy hike to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature or a wilderness workout to lose weight or hone those thighs, our luxury tour guides can plan a private Half Dome hike tailored for you and your interests. Tell us how you prefer to do things and we’ll create a personal and safe Yosemite itinerary as long or as short as you desire. How can we help?

  • Preparation

    Safety is our top concern. We recommend all participants for Half Dome be active and healthy, and you should be comfortable hiking many hours with no breaks.

    Are you in shape? Intimidated by the mountains? A workout plan in the weeks or months before your hike can help to combat your jitters. We provide top of the line, lightweight equipment, but the more you train and exercise beforehand, the easier your ascent up Half Dome will be.

  • Disclaimer for Half Dome

    Your ascent up Half Dome is considered a strenuous hike, and participants will need to each carry a 40-pound (20 kilo) bag on his/her back for long distances, and sometimes on rocky or unstable terrain. A regular physical exercise plan is strongly recommended before your private tour. A medical release is required for anyone under care of a physician.

    All private tours are subject to approval of wilderness permits, and we reserve the right to change routes based on availability, weather limitations, or other unforeseen factors. Sometimes trips may be cancelled due to trail closures or natural disasters such as erosion or fire. We recommend travel insurance to cover your expenses if these should happen.

    To keep with the integrity of traditional backpacking trips, we do not offer stock or porter services. Otherwise, come with us to see the Yosemite John Muir would be proud to share.

A Quick Recap

By The Numbers

22 miles of trails
7+ Yosemite Landmarks
1 Iconic National Park
1 Satisfied Couple

Where We Went

On Our Privately Guided Half Dome Hike

A Note from White Wolf Private Tours

What is our favorite Yosemite tour? Like choosing a favorite child, we cannot pick one. Half Dome and its bucket-list caliber climb is one you will remember for the rest of your life. However, with those memories come crowds, because like climbing Mt. Everest, many others desire to do the same legendary ascent.

If you choose to hike with us on our private Half Dome tour, please know, although we can walk a trail toward Half Dome with fewer hikers, your ascent up the cables will most likely involve others. If crowds are not your thing, please consider one of our other privately guided Yosemite hiking tours.

What Lina and Christian say about us

“Yosemite is a jewel of nature and you are one of its keepers. Thanks for the trip of a lifetime.”

Christian S.Berlin, Germany

“It’s been a real gift to experience what you’ve created with so much love and passion. Keep doing what you are doing and White Wolf will go far!”

Lina L. Potsdam, Germany