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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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  • We got an early morning start up the windy road from the valley. The walk out to the point was beautiful...green, shady, mossy trees, large boulders. When we arrived at the point there were some "youn...  more »
  • this hike worked out great for me. 1 parking place, and 2 very do-able hike options. Chose Sentinel dome first, loved it. Went to Taft next, loved it too! It was relatively easy for Yosemite, and sinc...  more »
  • Except for the last 5 to 10 fairly steep feet to the rail at the lookout, hike this is a fairly easy hike with great views, depending on where you drop in.