Choose Your Own Adventure

Uncover the magic and mystery inside Yosemite National Park with a personalized guided adventure tour! Balanced Rock offers completely customizable day hikes, tours, retreats or backpacking trips tailored to match your vision. Let us take the stress out of planning and wondering and do the work for you…so you don’t have to!

Our daily tours range from a few hours to a full-day excursion. This is your chance to hike an iconic trail, discover secret gems about the park, and experience the most epic high-country views. Hikes and tours are accessible to all ages and levels, perfect for solo travelers or groups, and flexible with your travel plans.

How It Works


Pick and choose your own adventure, and we’ll take care of the rest! All participants at Balanced Rock who book an adventure have access to the park through our Special Use Permit. We’ll send you the detailed plan for your adventure – all you need to do is meet our guides at the trailhead.


Adventures to Choose From

Yosemite Highlights Tour

  • Your basic “get to know” Yosemite National Park experience
  • Includes a 2-hour park orientation with a local guide + recommendations for the day
  • Starting at $250*

Heart of the Valley Tour

  • 4 hours with your local guide
  • Hike an iconic trail + discover hidden gems in the Park
  • Starting at $500*

Epic Yosemite Experience

  • Full day with your local guide
  • Disconnect, explore secret areas of the Park, follow the best untapped trails, and hike to majestic high-country views
  • Best if you want to experience the 4-Mile to Glacier Point Trail or the high-country of Yosemite
  • Starting at $1,000*

Add-ons (a la carte-style)
Yoga and meditation elements
Stand up paddleboard session
Reflective writing
Locally-sourced lunch

*Pricing varies based on group size and trip specifications, contact us for a personalized pricing estimate. Our prices do not include any entrance gate fees for the park, which is currently $35/vehicle. Please allow for at least 24 hours notice in booking a custom day adventure with us. 

Create Your Own Retreat

Have more time to spend in Yosemite? Love backpacking, camping, or a romantic weekend in a tranquil lodge? We can help! You tell us how you like to travel, what you hope to discover in Yosemite, and the way you want to feel when you leave. Whether it’s a peaceful and rejuvenating wellness getaway or an adventurous trek to a high-country view, we’ll help you plan an epic retreat!

How It Works

Step 1: Choose Your Accommodations

  • Lodge-based (Moonstone or Yosemite Bug in our gateway communities)
  • Campground-based (outdoors, rustic, inside Yosemite National Park)
  • Backpacking Experience (inside the Park)

Step 2: Design Your Experience

  • A challenging hike with epic views
  • Rejuvenating and healing yoga retreat
  • Creative writing and movement
  • Wellness journey + home-cooked meals
  • Family reunion

Don’t see what you like? No worries, we’ll do our best to meet your needs. Contact us at with your inquiries.