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Distance

2.2 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty

Easy

Δ Elevation (FT)

~250 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Yosemite National Park Topo Map

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Taft Point

California | Yosemite

  • Breathtaking view from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park.
  • Breathtaking view from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park.
  • Breathtaking view from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park.

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Taft Point is an easy kid friendly day hike along Yosemite National Park's Glacier Point Road. At the trailhead, turn left; a right takes you to Sentinel Dome. The hike to Taft Point and The Fissures is great family friendly adventure. The trail has little elevation gain and meanders through a forest and meadows bursting with colorful wildflowers. Once reaching Taft Point hikers are greeted with outstanding views of Yosemite Valley and a new view of Yosemite Falls. Also make sure you stop and take a look down at The Fissures for a wild ride. The inch or two wide cracks in the granite slabs allow you see thousands of feet down to the Yosemite Valley floor. This trail is a great choice for hikers travelling with small children. There is camping available in Yosemite National Park.

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Entrance, Camping and Backcountry Fees
Contact: Public Information Office PO Box 577 Yosemite, CA 95389

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