Taft Point and The Fissures

EASY 98 reviews
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Taft Point and The Fissures is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mariposa, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
606 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

No railing surrounds Taft Point so be cautious.

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20 days ago

Great walk, tie it up with Sentinal dome

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22 days ago

Cool place!!

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23 days ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Excellent views. My 10 year old daughter did it with no problem.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Great views and nice, easy hike through the woods

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2 months ago

2 months ago

This was a really quick and beautiful spot to enjoy the view of the valley. It was not wheel chair or stroller friendly. And, the mosquitoes were killer during the late afternoon. But overall, we really enjoyed the leisurely one mile walk up and one mile back down. I, especially, thought going closer to sunset was worth it and it was a great way to end the day.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Great trail. Beautiful scenery! Easy!

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Basic words of caution: Keep the younger and/or inexperienced hikers under control at Taft Point. The fissures could easily swallow a mis-behaving or rambunctious child. Because of this danger factor, along with the rather steep climb back out, I would consider this hike "moderate" and not "easy" as is claimed by All Trails... Also, this is a terrific hike when combined with Sentinel Dome via the Pohono Trail along the north rim of Yosemite Valley. This loop pushes the hike well over 5 miles and adds a couple thousand up-and-down vertical feet. The views from Sentinel Dome, Taft Point, and all along the Pohono Trail are second to none. Consider this a must-do if you have a couple days in Yosemite. Technically the hike is easy, but the altitude, climbing, and 2000 foot cliff will get your attention. Pohono is basically empty between these two destinations, but you will probably have some company on both ends of your journey.

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3 months ago

Great vies usually but we were dealing with a ton of smoke from the fires. Still an amazing hike - highly recomend

3 months ago