Sentinel Dome and Taft Point Loop

MODERATE 18 reviews
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Sentinel Dome and Taft Point Loop is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yosemite Village, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until November.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1145 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wildlife

no dogs

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23 days ago

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1 month ago

Pleasant up and down hike through the woods at along the cliffs edge. Fair popular so go early.

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1 month ago

This was a great hike for our family of 6. We went in Oct 2017. We started at about 1pm, hiking first to the top of Sentinel Peak. We stayed there and took in the view for about 45 mins. Great view of both Half Dome and El Capitan. Then continued the loop for some great views of the valley floor. Crossed a creek and was surprised to see water this late in the season. Second half of the trail goes through cool rock formations and large trees. Beautiful day with not a cloud in site. A little hazy but still breathtaking views.

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

I combined several trails. The four mile trail offers great views of the valley, I didn't go all the way to the valley though , I stopped at Union Point and climbed back up. The Pohono trail seems like a slat walk in the woods , nothing exciting - but it leads you to Taft Point ,which offers spectacular views - don't miss it , I spent an hour there admiring the views !!!

hiking
2 months ago

We went with intent to do Taft Point/Fissures only but decided our last day needed to be a little more.

Nice views from Sentinel Dome but even better was a secluded point we happened upon when the backside loop made a small fork.

We continued on to Taft/Fissures area. The fissures are ok; you can get a few nice views to the valley below.

There are two points there that offer really nice views.

Glad we did the full loop instead of just the fissures.

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3 months ago

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

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Friday, September 25, 2015

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Friday, June 19, 2015