Taft Point and The Fissures

EASY 65 reviews
#13 of 150 trails in

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.

2.4 miles
606 feet
Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running


horseback riding



wild flowers



no dogs

No railing surrounds Taft Point so be cautious.

3 days ago

We started this trail at 7am & there were already 5 parked cars. By the time we finished our hike around 9:30am, the parking lot was full. The trail starts as a decline with an incline all the way back up. It goes through shaded areas with a beautiful scenery all the way to the view. I gave this trail a 4 star because its filled of mud and MOSQUITOES! HUGE MOSQUITOES. Bug spray did not work.

I suggest going early to take it all in without the crowd. Unbelievably gorgeous! Highlight of my trip.

4 days ago

4 days ago

Fun hike , not too hard. Did it with Sentinel Dome.

10 days ago

16 days ago

BEAUTIFUL hike. Amazing views at the end, and a very pleasant trail to get there. Fun to combine with Sentinel Dome as well.

25 days ago

26 days ago

Trail closed due to snow 30 May 17, so hiked Sentinel instead. Looking forward to a chance to hike in the future.

28 days ago

30 days ago

So good!!

1 month ago

2 months ago

Fun, easy trail with stunning views.

4 months ago

This is more like a pleasant stroll than a hike. But the scenery is beautiful and the payoff at the end is amazing. The views are stunning, and If you have the courage to lay on your stomach and look down over the over hang, to the straight drop below 1000+ ft, it's chilling and definitely worth it.

I love this trail! it's so beautiful and not to long. It gives you time to do other things in the valley!

7 months ago

Awesome! Words can't adequately describe the view. Must see for yourself.

7 months ago

8 months ago

One of my favorite hikes! If you're feeling daring you can go out onto Taft Point or look over the cliffs to the bottom of the valley. Easy hike, even for people with knee injuries, but it can be rocky in some places. Amazing overlook of Yosemite Valley, I highly recommend this hike!

8 months ago

9 months ago

Breathtaking views of Yosemite Valley. The hike is fairly easy. Even for someone that isn't in shape.

9 months ago

Great escape from the Yosemite Valley crowds. Beautiful 1000 foot cliffs.

9 months ago