Taft Point, Yosemite National Park

5.0
#9 of 18 in Nature in Yosemite National Park
Enjoy magnificent 360-degree views of Yosemite Valley from Taft Point, a glacier observation point. Take a relatively easy hike to reach the vantage point; the short trek leads through the woods but involves a great deal of elevation change, amounting to 60 m (200 ft). Standing at 2,285 m (7,500 ft), the point offers dramatic vistas of Yosemite Falls and the valley walls. Parking is available 2.5 km (1.6 mi) from the point. Plan your visit to Taft Point and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Yosemite National Park journey site .
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Taft Point
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Taft Point Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0
280 reviews
Google
5.0
TripAdvisor
  • I recommend this hike for families. I did it with my wife and 5 kids (ages 8-16). It is long but not too challenging. The views and the fissure at the end of the trail are worth it. Bring bug spray.  more »
  • You must do this easy 1 mile hike along with sentinel dome. The view is spectacular. Our family of five had no problems with either hike.  more »
  • From the parking lot this was an easy .8 mile walk. There was a sign warning us of deep snow and saying the NPS doesn't recommend you go further, but there was minimal snow (though a lot of mud). The ...  more »
Google
  • An easy 15-20 minute hike with pano views that will calm your soul and ledge views that will stop your heart. Amazing area all around but can be dangerous if you're not careful, definitely keep the little ones on a short leash near the ledges.
  • Easy hike. Incredible view for anyone from elderly hikers to families!
  • Very nice Outlook with a great view of the valley. The hike to reach the point is not strenuous, but very pleasant(Summer).
  • It was a very easy trail, with breathe taking views and plenty of room to take unique photos to impress your friends and family
  • Probably the best spot in the park. A little bit of a hike to get to it which is harder on the way back but it's more than worth it. Wish I lived closer to this majestic park.

Plan your trip to Yosemite National Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Taft Point by other users

44 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in California BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM TUNISIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 42 days in Western US BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in California, New Mexico & New Jersey BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in United States BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in United States BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM ALGERIA September, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: September, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in California BY A USER FROM HONG KONG September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in United States BY A USER FROM TURKEY October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans