Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides

Since 1991, Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides has shown thousands of people the beauty of the mountains and wild places in Yosemite National Park, the Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, and the Eastern Sierra region. SYMG is a leader in the active travel and mountain guiding world, providing carefully planned and operated trips and programs in the most spectacular Wilderness areas of California. Programs and courses include hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, rock climbing, and fly-fishing; and haven't changed much over the years. There's a reason for this. The style of trip offered, the locations and times of the year in which the trips or courses run, the types of meals chosen, itineraries, and your guides; all contribute to the quality of your experience. You can get more information about our trips on our website ( There is a reason why National Geographic Adventure Magazine chose SYMG as a "Best Outfitter in the World" in 2007 as well as a "Best Adventure Travel Company" in 2009. Come experience for yourselves.

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Latitude: 37.6751253 Longitude: -119.4543457 Elevation: 8406 ft
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Areas of Service and Expertise

Areas of service include: Yosemite National Park, Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, Ansel Adam's Wilderness, John Muir Wilderness, John Muir Trail, Mt Whitney, and Half Dome.

Types of Experiences and Trips Provided

Types of experiences are hiking with packstock support, backpacking, rock climbing, fly fishing, mountaineering, winter camping, and sightseeing.


Eco-Friendly Notes

SYMG always practices Leave no Trace ethics while visiting the wilderness areas.


For more than 20 years, SYMG has shown its commitment to protecting the environment in wilderness while providing their clients with a personal experience through fun and unique experiences. They are a good organization that keeps environmental sustainability in mind. Keep it up SYMG!!! "Plan ahead! Have fun! Stay safe!"

Michael Olwyler, 3/2/2011

I have to say as a developer of this site it’s been special to see SYMG on the site. Having known the founders and having spent time hiking in this part of the Sierra it has not been a surprise that SYMG has been a great success. These guides know how to live and how to show others the greatness of the outdoors, no matter what your level. Way to go SYMG!

Ken Deeds, 8/5/2013

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