Taft Point and The Fissures [CLOSED]

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Yosemite National Park

Taft Point and The Fissures is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Yosemite Valley, 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: 2.3 miles Elevation Gain: 374 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

closed

no dogs

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. Note: Trail can be CLOSED due to snow. Please check with the park page for information before coming. No railing surrounds Taft Point so be cautious.

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rocky
7 months ago

Beautiful trail! Super easy hike & probably one of my favorites at Yosemite. The views are breathtaking.

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7 months ago

super easy hike. AMAZING view. well worth the 25 min walk in. lucky to have gotten a beautiful late october day to see this with very few other people there.

Went at night to stargaze— highly recommended!

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7 months ago

Short and mostly flat hike until the very end. Beautiful views of the valley, worth the trip. Can be looped into Sentinel Dome as well. Bathroom at trailhead but limited parking.

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7 months ago

Do this hike at sunset! Beautiful views

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7 months ago

Easy hike with little challenges. The view at the end is nice. If you’re afraid of hikes I would t recommend because there are no barriers. Get to close and you will go tumbling down and it’s a really long way down.

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7 months ago

Beautiful overlook, extremely crowded with 5+ wedding parties and IG wannabes

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8 months ago

Easy hike that takes you to some incredible views - careful cliff side, it’s a long way down!

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8 months ago

super easy hike for some of the best views. did it with 4 kids 7-15. talk about anxiety on the cliffside. haha so worth it for the memories.

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8 months ago

Easy short hike and wonderful views!!! I enjoyed hiking with my parents, 60 years old. We saw tightrope walker was challenging to across cliffs!!

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8 months ago

Great hike, dry rocky ground trail, lots of private off shoots and fantastic views all around. You walk right up in these 2000 ft fissures- loved it

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over grown
rocky
8 months ago

I don't understand the few bad comments. This is by far the best view of the park. You will be almost alone, right in front of the deep with a breathtaking space in front of you.

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8 months ago

Dry and hot. Views ok. Spend precious vacation time on other trails.

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8 months ago

A fun short hike with great views of Yosemite valley and El Cap. Great photo ops and plenty of space to get away from the crowds it attracts

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9 months ago

Beautiful easy hike, amazing views! Will definitely do it again.

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

Easy hike but very pretty, if you come to Yosemite don’t forget to come to this hike... No camera couldn’t tell you how power and pretty of Mother Nature. I will come back to this trail again and again

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9 months ago

Great little trail! Awesome views (but where can’t you find a great view in Yosemite?)

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9 months ago

Nice short trail. Breathtaking views at the end.

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9 months ago

The view on this trail were breathtaking and terrifying at the same time. You can see the whole valley and can get right up to the edge. The hike up was very pleasant as well. It was a very easy hike. We did it after a pretty strenuous hike earlier in the day just fine. Crowded, but worth the short hike and amazing view.

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9 months ago

There is no excuse not to do this trail. It is so easy and the reward is tremendous with wildflowers paving the path to incredible views of El Capitan and Yosemite Falls. I’m surprised it’s not packed with tourists.

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10 months ago

BEST SUNSET SPOT IN YOSEMITE!

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rocky
10 months ago

This was the perfect view after an easy hike. The trail was well maintained. If you’ve hiked some hard trails and want to relax a little this is a perfect place. We went to the point, had some lunch and enjoyed the sights.

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10 months ago

Great views of the entire park from here

10 months ago

My favorite trail for just easy rewarding photos!

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10 months ago

easy trail with great views of the valley.

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11 months ago

Short, easy, beautiful hike. A few muddy spots on the trail. Highly trafficked once about 9:30 hits. Went early and had the lookout to ourselves. Taft point is a beautiful spot to enjoy the wonders of Yosemite.

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muddy
11 months ago

Little muddy but plenty of alternative pathways to avoid getting your feet wet. Nothing spectacular about the hike until you hit the clearing. Unreal! 1.1 miles out and back from Sentinel Dome trailhead. If you do this one, you should consider doing the walk that overlooks the valley (pohona trail?)

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muddy
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snow
11 months ago

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