Dine and Discover: Full Moon Hike to Taft Point — Trip 2

A Yosemite Conservancy evening program at Taft Point invites visitors to admire views of Yosemite Valley while exploring the overlook’s natural features and history.
July 27, 2018

Enjoy an entertaining and educational end-of-summer Friday evening at an iconic viewpoint off Glacier Point Road. Take an easy mile-long hike to Taft Point, which offers breathtaking views of Yosemite Valley, including Half Dome and El Capitan, and of Sierra peaks stretching into the distance. As you admire Yosemite from above, enjoy a buffet-style al fresco meal and take advantage of the perfect stargazing setting. Your naturalist guide will wet your intellectual appetite with information about the areas natural and human history, from the point’s presidential name to the giant fissures gouged out of granite.

After getting your fill of food, facts and stargazing, hike back out under the light of a full moon. Don’t forget to bring your camera — and your curiosity!

Included with your registration:

  • An evening hike with filling refreshments starting at 6 pm, lasting about six hours with driving time. Meet in Yosemite Valley and carpool to the Taft Point trailhead on the Glacier Point Road.
  • Park entry (as needed)
  • One night of shared camping (as needed, July 27) at Upper Pines Campground
  • There is no discount if you choose not to use our gate pass or campsites.
  • Note: Information about upgrading your accommodations to stay at Half Dome Village will be emailed to you after you sign up. The option to upgrade expires 45 days before the program.


Interested in our Dine and Discover programs?  Here are our options:

May 4–6   Spring Feathers and Flowers
June 27   Full Moon Hike to Taft Point - Trip 1
July 27   Full Moon Hike to Taft Point - Trip 2
Sept. 14–16   Exploring Yosemite Wildlife
Sept. 21–23   American Indian Food Preparation and Acorns


Experience level: Any
Hiking: Easy; two miles round-trip
Elevation: 7,500 feet–7,700 feet
Registration price: $99