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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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  • Take this relatively short trail for some of the best views in all of Yosemite. If you want to really feel the scale of the view, go over to the metal guardrail for great photos and a hair-raising loo...  more »
  • We had a great short hike (2.2 mile round trip) to Taft Point last November. The scenery was AMAZING (even better than the views from Glacier Point). From here you can see all three parts of Yosemite ...  more »
  • I hiked from Glacier point at sunrise around to sentinel dome and Taft point. What an amazing hike with great views at every turn. Make the extra effort and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. There...  more »