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Taft Point, Yosemite National Park
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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. Use our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Taft Point and other attractions in Yosemite National Park.
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  • This is the place where you can definitively answer the question "Am I afraid of heights?" Make this short hike even if you are. Taft Point is one of the more easily accessible, spectacular overlooks ...  more »
  • The Taft Point is the view in front of the El Capitan Yosemite Valley in the background. We can't go because of the weather.
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  • Trail Specs:: Distance: 2.2 miles (3.5 km) round trip Elevation at trailhead: 7,700 feet (2,345 meters) Taft Point Elevation: 7,500 feet (2,285 meters) Elevation Change: 200 feet (60 meters) descent H...  more »