Taft Point
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doublemdoublet
Clifton, VA1,091 contributions
On a Friday afternoon - Not a Saturday - I passed no fewer than 10 Brides headed to the Point for Sunset Wedding Portraits. Some in Wedding Gowns with Groom and photographers in tow. Others with full wedding parties, lugging coolers and valet bags. The most Congratulatory Hike full of beautiful brides and grooms I've ever been on and also, as reviews indicate, one of Yosemite's best views. TIP: You won't see a bride on this trail in 2022. The Road will be closed for repairs for the entire season.
Written 9 August 2021
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MCHE88
Houston, TX57 contributions
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 19 July 2021
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Blaze
San Diego, CA6,665 contributions
Views of El Cap and all of Yosemite Falls plus the valley below. Indescribable experience and perspective from above. Must do.
Written 3 June 2021
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John O
Los Angeles, CA1,069 contributions
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 3 September 2020
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JPatti1
Chicago, IL171 contributions
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 28 July 2020
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Tom M
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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 17 November 2019
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Rodney B
Waukesha, WI1,118 contributions
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 17 November 2019
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AndyB5542
Minneapolis, MN3,779 contributions
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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 21 October 2019
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idibeach
Hometown, Finland72 contributions
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 5 October 2019
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Dougrun8
Kansas City, MO129 contributions
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 16 September 2019
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