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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Ann from Land O Lakes, FL Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/25/15 - 10/29/15
The Yosemite Up Close and Personal program was a once in a lifetime trip for me. The hiking and experiences in and around Yosemite were everything I hoped they would be.

Katherine from Columbia, MO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/25/15 - 10/29/15
Very knowledgeable guides. Sincere people who care about you.

Paula from Pennsauken, NJ Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 06/14/15 - 06/18/15
This was a wonderful program! Every hike was beautiful and the hike leaders were top notch! They knew everything about the park and communicated their love and enthusiasm for the beautiful and amazing vistas.

Kevin from Lincoln, NE Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 06/14/15 - 06/18/15
Great hikes led by cheerful, approachable guides with publication-quality knowledge of their field and great love for Yosemite.

Karen from Chenango Forks, NY Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 05/03/15 - 05/07/15
This programs includes challenging hikes with spectacular scenery in one of the most awe-inspiring U.S. National parks.

Joyce from Modesto, CA Number of programs attended: 14
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/19/14
I really enjoyed this tour! We had a choice of two different hikes each day and went to three different parts of Yosemite. With excellent instructors and group leaders, we were well taken care of and able to just relax and enjoy the experience.

Carol from Kennett Square, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/19/14
This was my first Roads Scholar tour, but my first time hiking. At 63, I can still hike the distance and this trip was an absolute pleasure. Having most of my hiking experience on the east coast has exposed me to rocks, boulders, downed trees, stream crossings, and the like. In particular, the High Peaks region of Lake Placid has formidable trails where one is needing to negotiate long stretches of trails. By comparison, he hikes for this trip were tame. I came to love the magnificent Sequoias! The wildflowers, birds, waterfalls, Half Dome, El Capitan (and legends), Taft Point, Sentinel Dome, Glacier Point, Vernal Fall, and Mariposa Woods - wonderful! The guides, Shirley and Mark, exceptionally good!

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4 nights of accommodations
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