Taft Point and Sentinel Dome Hiking Tour
This tour is available during the summer season. Click the “check availability” button to see available days.
The Taft Point hike when done in a loop to visit Sentinel Dome, is one of the best easy day hikes in Yosemite National Park. On this guided hike, you’ll experience the best scenery the Yosemite Valley has to offer without the strenuous climbs of other popular hikes in the park. The trail begins by taking us through a red fir forest, punctuated by scattered granite boulders before we get to our first view of Sentinel Dome. A short but modest scramble takes us to the top of the dome where we enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of Yosemite Valley and the Yosemite high country.
Continuing along the Pohono Trail, we cross over Sentinel Creek before arriving at Taft Point and the Fissures. Here we enjoy spectacular views of some of Yosemite’s iconic locations, including: Yosemite Falls, Valley View, and El Capitan. Another stroll through the woods and wildflower-filled meadows leads us back to where we started at Sentinel Dome Trailhead.
Tour Price Includes
- Professional Wilderness First Responder certified guide
- Water and snacks
- Trail lunch
- Daypack rental
- Trekking poles rental
- 1:7 guide to hiker ratio
What to Bring
Waterproof or water resistant jacket (seasonal) and the capacity to carry at least 3 liters of water.
Layered clothing appropriate for hiking and changing weather conditions. Baselayers, an insulating midlayer, and a shell will work together to keep you comfortable. A fleece or ‘puffy’ jacket or vest is highly recommended, as is a fleece hat and gloves.
Sturdy, waterproof hiking boots or trail running shoes are required. Synthetic or wool socks are recommended.
Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, handwarmers, hiking poles, rain pants, supplemental snacks, gratuity for your guide.
Upgrades + Additions
$200 per group. No other parties may add to your tour.
Transportation from AutoCamp Yosemite (pending availability)
Up to 10 people – $100 per group
Larger groups – call to inquire
- 1 Person $ 540 540
- 2 People $ 280 pp 280
- 3 People $ 240 pp 240
- 4-5 People $190 pp
- 6-7 People $155 pp
Prices do not include guide gratuity or a 5% pass-through fee charged by Yosemite National Park.