“Enjoy the wide panoramic views of Yosemite”
Taft Point is a viewpoint in Yosemite National Park, west of Glacier Point. It offers wide views of Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls, and El Capitan. However, the main attraction of Taft Point are the giant fissures in the mile high granite rock. The fissures are breaks and cracks in the mountain that drop directly down to the valley floor at some points. Taft Point is more dangerous than Glacier Point, because only the last fissure has a railing. The Taft Point trailhead is located about 5 minutes before the end of Glacier Point road. The trail itself is a 1 mile hike from the trailhead. Taft Point is fairly remote and unpopulated. The trail begins somewhat unguarded from the sun but transitions into a shaded flat walkway through a green meadow. The final approach of the hike is slightly downhill on a rocky surface. The trip from the trailhead takes somewhere between 20 to 30 minutes.
Absolutely phenomenal. The short, mostly flat hike makes it almost too easy! The views are incredible. I can't say enough good things about this hike. FYI there will most likely be a medium number of people there for sunset, but there are plenty of places to watch and enjoy
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