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Yosemite Horseback Riding

Available on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays from May to September

  • How do I book or make a reservation?

    You can book online to receive an online discount or call our office at  1-866-231-3752 or  1-415-357-0700. We require a valid credit card to hold all phone & internet reservations.

  • How do I pay for my tour?

    If you are reserving your tour online, your credit card will be charged. Reservations by phone require a credit card to hold your seat(s). You can also come to our SOMA office prior to the tour departure date and pay cash directly.

  • What types of payments do you accept?

    Credit Cards: We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards. We also accept Debit cards with symbols of these card companies. 
    Cash: Guests can pay cash at our SOMA location for any tour.  

    Apologies, but we do not provide a travel or personal check payment option.

  • Will I get a discount if I book a second tour?

    Yes, you can get a up to $9 off your second tour. The $9 discount can be applied to Extranomical operated tours only. 

  • Is there any advantages by booking my tour online?

    You will get an automatic discount on your first tour when you book online at!

  • Can I cancel or change my reservation?

    Cancellations or changes must be made 72 hours before tour departure, or at least 10 days in advance if the reservation includes a hotel accommodation to get a partial refund. 

    Airport shuttle transfers, all Bay Cruises & Ferry Tickets,  Alcatraz Tours, Show tickets, Seaplane Tours are non-refundable. Cancellations and changes are subject to a 10% or $35 fee, depending on a tour. 

  • Where should I pick up the tickets for my tour?

    You don't need a ticket for most of our tours, vouchers are provided when they are needed. Most times your confirmation email is enough. We will specify in your email confirmation after you've booked the Yosemite tour what information you will need to have with you.

Yosemite Horseback Riding

If you are staying in Yosemite over night and have a free morning inside the park, why not complete your Yosemite trip with a wonderful 2-hour mule or horseback ride? Experience the breathtaking scenery of Yosemite Valley while trodding along on your good natured horse or mule. Your trail partner will carry you sure footedly through the rugged terraine of Yosemite National Park. The two hour trail ride will be a highlight of your visit to spectacular Yosemite National Park. 

The horseback rides are one of Yosemite's most popular activities and sell out in advance, so advance reservation is recommended. Tours are available Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday mornings at 8AM or 9AM. 

Tours available Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays

Departure times are 8:00 AM or 9:00 AM.  Check in at Yosemite Valley Stables at least one hour prior to your scheduled departure time to meet your guide and your horse or mule. Then saddle up and follow your guide on an unforgettable 2 hour ride in Yosemite Valley, the heart of Yosemite National Park.


Please note that children need to be at least 7 years of age and 44" tall to participate.

The maximum weight allowed is 225lbs and all riders must wear closed toe shoes.

Riders are paired with animals based on availability and appropriateness. You will not have a choice of which animal you will ride. 

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Yosemite Horseback Riding


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