Taft Point is a beautiful viewpoint in Yosemite National Park that is just west of Glacier Point. Offering wide views of Yosemite Valley, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls, it offers views unlike any other, making it a hiker’s favorite in the region.
But, what truly makes this hiker’s destination so popular, and so famous, are the mile high granite fissures that run through the rock that makes up Taft Point. A true testament to the wonders of Earth’s geology, these fissures are certainly something to behold, and are the main reason that Taft Point is such a popular tourist destination.
Other amazing facets of this destination include fantastic wildlife, impressive views of the north valley wall, and an easy hike through the woods to get there that is both enjoyable and breathtaking (from a beauty point of view). Don’t forget to check out the gift shop and cafeteria at Glacier Point!
There are multiple trails that lead up to Taft Point, and we suggest taking any one of them as they are all equally beautiful. Trust us; if you want to see something that you will never forget, Taft Point and its granite fissures are precisely what you are looking for. Don’t miss it on your next trip to Yosemite National Park!