Taft Point

Taft Point, Yosemite National Park: Address, Taft Point Reviews: 5/5

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MCHE88
Houston, TX51 contributions
Yosemite Must Do!
Jul 2021
We enjoyed this view the most in Yosemite. We went here first then to Glacier point thinking Glacier point would be the best considering all the reviews. Taft point is way better. We got there at about 7am and the parking lot was about 60% full. By the time we left at 10am, the lot was full and people parked along the street and had to walk up/down to get to the trails. The trail is fairly easy with lots of shade along the way but there are a few steep hills on the way back that can take your breath away especially with the altitude.
Written July 19, 2021
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Blaze_B24
San Diego, CA4,842 contributions
BETTER THAN GLACIER POINT
May 2021
Views of El Cap and all of Yosemite Falls plus the valley below. Indescribable experience and perspective from above. Must do.
Written June 3, 2021
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John O
Los Angeles, CA1,010 contributions
Nice hike and views
Aug 2020
Nice easy hike, except for the end. Views are amazing and the crowds are easy at this time. Worth the effort on the way back from Glacier Point.
Written September 3, 2020
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JPatti1
Chicago, IL123 contributions
Go BEFORE heading to Sentinel Dome.
Jul 2020
Sure it is a nice view and can provide a vertiginous feeling near the edge, but it pales when compared to its neighbor view from Sentinel Dome. Definitely worth doing both in the same short loop, but I would recommend going to Taft Point first and then leaving the highlight on Sentinel Dome for the cherry on top.
Written July 28, 2020
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Tom M
10 contributions
Taft Point
Nov 2019
IN the dozens of trips to Yosemite I had neever been to Taft Point. We decided to do this short hike after leaving Glacier Point. This is a fairly easy hike of a little over a mile each way. The view from the point looking straight down into the Valley is amazing.
Written November 17, 2019
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Rodney B
Waukesha, WI1,069 contributions
Incredible Views
Nov 2019 • Couples
This is probably my favorite walk in the park. It is short, beautiful and peaceful, and offers incredible views of the Yosemite valley for about a mile of hiking each way. The fissures at the end are neat, but Taft Point is vertigo inducing. Great places to have lunch either along the way, or at the overlook. The trailhead is also the start of the Sentinel Trail.
Written November 17, 2019
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AndyB5542
Minneapolis, MN3,643 contributions
Great walk to awesome view
Oct 2019 • Family
We did the Taft Point trail on our drive out to Glacier Point. The is a small lot, so you may have to wait for a spot to open up.

It an easy walk through the woods. When you get to the point, there is a large viewing area, with great views of the western Yosemite valley. There are also fissures in the rocks that drop for a long way.
Written October 21, 2019
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idibeach
Hometown, Finland72 contributions
Walking from Glacier Point parking area to Taft Point
Jun 2019
Stunning beauty all around... And mind your steps when looking at the view! Watch out the stones and tree roots, and read also the alerts on the national park web page. We didn't manage to do a loop hike via Sentinel Dome because of snow, so walked back the same trail. The path is not well marked.
Written October 5, 2019
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Dougrun8
Kansas City, MO129 contributions
Incredible!
Sep 2019 • Couples
This was a short 2.2 mile round trip hike located off of the glacier road. This was by far the most awesome sight over looking El Capitan. You are higher and directly across from El Cap!!
Will do this again next time I Am In Yosemite
Written September 16, 2019
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tamura3d
Novato, CA105 contributions
Less crowded hike
Aug 2019
The crowds can be heavy at Glacier Point particularly during the summer. Another great view of Yosemite Valley from the rim can be seen from Taft Point about halfway on the drive out to Glacier Point. From the parking on Glacier Point Rd (pit toilet available) it is a 1.1 mile hike with no elevation gain. You will see the length of the Valley directly across from El Capitan with a good view of Yosemite Falls. In addition, along the trail to the point, you will pass by the Fissures, breaks in the solid granite cliffs that you can peer down into and that drop several hundred feet. A perfect short hike requiring little effort and with a great panaramic payoff at the end! Highly recommended.
Written August 14, 2019
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