Taft Point Trail, Yosemite National Park, California

By RON LIZZI - GoOutsideBook.com

 

 

Here are four photos from the Taft Point Trail in California's Yosemite National Park.

 

This out-and-back hike is 2.2 miles (3.5 kilometers) round trip with a cumulative elevation gain of about 200 feet (61 meters). It provides an excellent view of the southeastern face of El Capitan, The Fissures, and Yosemite Falls, which was dry during my October visit.

 

The hike begins at the Sentinel Dome & Taft Point Trailhead on Glacier Point Road, which is closed November to May.

 

 

Taft Point and El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, California

 

Hikers at Taft Point, left, view Yosemite Valley and El Capitan, right

 

 

 

El Capitan viewed from Taft Point, Yosemite National Park, California

 

El Capitan viewed from Taft Point

 

 

 

El Capitan and Three Brothers viewed from Taft Point, Yosemite National Park, California

 

El Capitan, left, and the Three Brothers, right, viewed from Taft Point

 

 

 

Fissure near Taft Point, Yosemite National Park, California

 

Fissure near Taft Point

 

 

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