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walking
11 hours ago

Super short hike but the views are pretty!!

super easy hike!

Magical, went all the way to the top, where the waterfall hits the ground, pure heaven ☺️

hiking
7 days ago

Bridalveil Falls trail, Yosemite. Water still falling in November when some of the other Yosemite Falls have dried up. Beautiful, ethereal, don’t miss it. I’ll be coming back in late spring.

Nice hike but only 4 stars as the falls have dried up until snow melt in late spring. I’ll be back then.

Incredible hike! I would do this again although I wouldn't try to be daring due to the recent death that was on the news about the Indian couple Vishnu Viswanath and Meenakshi Moorthy in October 2018. Thinking back, I even walked down inside a fissure that seemed to have solid grounding underneath between the rocks but I would not attempt that again. This place is so remarkable, you can spend hours taking photos.

Short easy paved trail. The waterfall was non-existent this time.

Quick and effective! Great photo op.

This is a nice little hike from the road, I did this one first after driving 4+ hours to Yosemite and it was good way to start great weekend. I't just slightly more than a mile each way, so carry a bottle of water with you. It is really neither an up hill or a down hill trail either, nor is flat. It's small section going slightly up or down till you get close to edge, then the last 300+ feet of the trail is downhill till you get Point. Most of the fissures are to the east (right hand side), so take a little time to view these before making your way out to the point. At the point, you will find 2 over looks, one on the east with some old guard rails, and one to the west without guard rails (where the couple fell off a week or two ago). If you're doing this as group, have someone stay at the guard rail overlook with a camera, while your friends visit the other overlook, you'll get great photos here. Take turns too so everyone get's a photo on the west overlook. Of course, don't fall off and ruin your weekend.

The trail back starts off as uphill, but then is just slight up and downs till you're back at the road. While you won't find water here, you will find a set of porta pottys if you need to go.

hiking
16 days ago

Beautiful view of the fall off the top of the mountain. We did hike down to the actual fall. Slippery rocks so it is more dangerous. Use caution.

The hike is easy enough and the views are amazing, just stay away from the edge!

on Taft Point and The Fissures

hiking
19 days ago

Easy hike and view was amazing!

1 star just so that you notice; views are breath taking and the hike is easy. It's a 5 star hike.

But, I lost 2 of my friends from the edge of the cliff Oct, 2018 - there are no giard rails at the edge and it gets very windy.

Please be careful up there guys!

nice easy hike

awesome views, easy hike

hiking
22 days ago

Short hike, but the elevation will definitely catch up to you on your way back to the railhead. Great for a quick stop and photo-op.

Breathtaking view especially at sunset. Of course a must on every drive down Hwy 1!

Beautiful short walk, sadly no water this time of year.

Awesome and my personal favorite after my friend showed it to me. Better for those trying to get away from the crowds. Descends off the road to the cliff's edge. There are about 5 different bluffs all with views of the canyon. No railing so be careful but it gives you a great sense of scope of the park.

Pretty shady until you get to the cliff's edge and a decently moderate gain on your way back.

Nice walk but unfortunately there was no water. From the videos we’ve seen, that would be amazing. It was still impressive to look at.

You get real close to the falls. Too bad not much water was falling but it was still worth it

amazing to see the biggest tree in the world, super easy hike, can even take shuttle back to trailhead if you don't want to hike back, but very very crowded

Easy walk down to “General Sherman”, but the climb back will tax the heart. High elevation, remember to breathe

Very short. $10 fee for parking if you park in the state park parking lot. And once you get to the walkway a large portion of it is closed off which was disappointing because it would be a much better view of the falls if we could go further out on the walkway/viewpoint. With that being said the portion of the walkway that was closed off did look very decrepit. But you’d think with the hundreds of dollars they make per day on parking alone that they’d fix the walkway of one of the most famous sights on Hwy 1 but I digress.
My suggestions would be to park along the highway to save the $10 (or pay and hope they fix the walkway at some point). I also think you may be able to see the falls from the Hwy just north of the parking lot. We missed it yesterday but are planning on stopping there today. It’s just a small turn out off the road but there were many people stopped there taking pictures back towards the direction of the falls.

Great views and a fairly short, very pretty hike. Kid-friendly. We were cautioned to watch for bears, as some frequent the area.

Easy and well paved path with a view of the waterfall at the end. Rocky area under the waterfall to boulder on.

hiking
1 month ago

Not for those with a fear of heights. Awesome views of the valley but I couldn’t bring myself to get close enough to the edges to really get a good view. There is one railing and the point is very large. Trail is pretty easy up until the very end where the elevation change is a little rough going back once you’re finished. Will definitely do again, I’m thinking for sunrise!

hiking
1 month ago

If you want one of the best views of the park and to hike one of the most accessible trails, take this hike. The view is absolutely amazing. If you want/can handle a bit more of a challenge, Sentinel Dome is my recommendation, but standing at the edge of a cliff and beholding the fissures of the valley is simply breathtaking. Both Sentinel and Taft make for excellent sunset destinations, the former of which I can personally attest to. If you do one hike on a day trip, this should be it. There's no reason not to. Make it your last activity of the day and the sunset will be the perfect bookend to your visit.

Short steep hike on paved trail with lots of steps. The trees make it a 5 star walk. All down hill to the tree and all back up. My mother has walking difficulties so my kids walked her down to the handicap access from General Sherman, i busted it back up to the parking lot and picked them up.

Really great view of El Capitan's dawn wall as well as the fissures. A very nice easy 2 mile hike. Easy to do this one with children or people who can hike very easily.

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