Saturday, July 14, 2012

Taft Point and the Fissures- Yosemite

Date:
June 21, 2012

Location in Park:
7.5 Miles up the road from Glacier Point in Yosemite.

Driving Directions:
From the south entrance to Yosemite, turn left and drive 17.3 miles to Glacier Point Road.

From the Valley, take road 41 nine miles to the Glacier Point Road. Once you're on Glacier Point Road, follow it to the trailhead 13.6 miles. There's a small parking lot and outhouse on the left. Click Here to see exactly were to park on a map and get driving directions.

Parking/ Entrance Fee:
No parking Fee- The small parking lot shares a trailhead with Sentinel Dome and will fill fast, parking is allowed along the shoulders of Glacier Point Road.

Entrance Fee- There is an entrance fee to get into Yosemite national Park.

Hours:
Sunrise to sunset

Difficulty:
Easy

Why?
The trail has very little elevation gain making this a very easy hike for the family.

Elevation:
Trailhead- 7,600ft.
Total gain- 200ft.

Season:
June through October- Glacier Point Road closes in the winter months so make sure to check current road closures.

Trails:
Taft Point Trail- 2.2 Miles rt


Trail Condition:
Excellent, very easy to follow and well signed.

Links:
Photos
Videos
Facebook Page
Knot the Ordinary- Store
Weather.com
Yosemite National Park

Jessie's Thoughts:
Amazing! The hike is short and easy but the ending point is simply amazing! The hike is easy enough for young children just make sure to stay away from the edge there is no guard rail.

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