Taft Point via Glacier Point

MODERATE 32 reviews
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Taft Point via Glacier Point is a 7.5 mile out and back trail located near Yosemite Valley, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until September.

Distance: 7.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,952 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
2 months ago

We did the hike during Labor Day weekend. We did the sentinel dome as well and went a bit off trail so did about 8.2-8.5 miles in total. Stunning views- moderate difficulty. Saw some people with kids. Loved the views of the entire valley ,half done, El Capitan and Taft point. Taft point is not for people scared of heights but all in all probably one of my best hikes!

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3 months ago

Parked at Glacier Point and started around 8am. The uphill section at the beginning definitely wakes up the legs and was the hardest part. Great view points for snack breaks along the way. There was medium trail traffic on a Saturday. We were back to our car by about 2pm.

hiking
3 months ago

Excellent varied hike with incredible views. Can be made into a loop on the south side of sentinel dome but it isn’t as pretty on that side. Not overly strenuous, my 60+ year old parents were able to complete this hike. Icing on the cake was mama bear and cub sighting on the way back. Park at glacier point prior to 10Am before the congestion hits. Bring plenty of water. Hiked on 6/16/19 and here was some snow remaining, still easy to find the trail. Not too crowded at that time either. Would recommend 10/10!

hiking
Fri Jul 20 2018

Beautiful view, hilly but not too difficult.

hiking
Thu Jun 07 2018

I prefer loops in general, but it's true that doing the bottom part of the loop is a bit pointless.

hiking
Mon May 14 2018

Amazing hike! Easy parking at Glacier Point. The trail was not heavily trafficked. The trail was a great mix of up and down with amazing views of the valley. The start is a lot of elevation gain but stick with it it evens out and gets easier.

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