Taft Point Climber's Log

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David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Jul 10, 2020 5:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2020

Taft Point  Sucess!

My kids had burned out for the day, so they waited in the car with my wife while I did a quick run out to Taft Point. It is quite the drop when you look off the edge. Great place!

T. White

T. White - Nov 12, 2017 8:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2009

Lovely and uncrowded  Sucess!

There is some great riparian vegetation on the trail in late spring/early summer. Views from the point are of course superb. Encountered a murder of crows (ravens?) who spoke unceasingly in their guttural tongue.


BKiser90 - Jun 18, 2017 2:25 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2017

Amazing Vertical Relief  Sucess!

The hike to Taft was a great breather hike before doing a 19 mile day. The vertical relief from the fissures is amazing. Some slackliners up top were testing fate. At least they had a harness on.


philadendron - Aug 23, 2015 2:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2015

Precipitous  Sucess!

The short trail passes through some shady areas that you don't see on the Sentinel Dome trail. The views of the valley (and El Cap) are unbelievable. Watch your kids around this area.


mengbo - Sep 29, 2014 12:04 am Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2014

an easy hike  Sucess!

an easy walk in the morning after a heavy rain & snow yesterday in September!


boyblue - Aug 26, 2014 11:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2014

Family Hike  Sucess!

A loop with Nora and Matt from Sentinel Dome via Pahono Trail.

JonathanHeywood - Jun 19, 2012 10:44 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2012

Afternoon Hike  Sucess!

Hiked here in conjunction with Sentinel Dome.


jonathanluk - Oct 29, 2011 4:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2009

Easy day hike  Sucess!

Beautiful views.


Zarathustra - Mar 21, 2011 11:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2010

Vertical!  Sucess!

Taft Point was beautiful in the late afternoon when we went, and we had the place all to ourselves. Our party included Lynda (aka Zarathustraswife), daughter Alexa (18), son Nathan (16) step-daughters Haley (8) and Heather (6).


Zarathustraswife - Mar 21, 2011 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2010

Beautiful views!   Sucess!

If you are not careful the fissures can sneak up on you. The view is pretty amazing from this point. I hiked this with my husband and our kids. The older kids were brave enough to climb out to the edge and look over giving us pretty good scare.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Dec 21, 2010 10:46 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2008

A Favorite  Sucess!

Have been here several times. Fun with little kids but keep an eye (and at The Fissures, a hand)on them!


mountaingazelle - Sep 26, 2010 3:57 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2004

Taft Point  Sucess!

Nice hike to Taft Point, the fissures, and Sentinel Dome.


Noondueler - Sep 25, 2010 11:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 1993

2 times  Sucess!

I was a mere 100 yards from the point on my last attempt in May '09 but had to turn around due to exhaustion. (just kidding). Actually the trail was snowed in and finding my way was futile so turned back and went to Sentinel Dome. Again in September '10. First stop on a loop to Sentinel again.

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