Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Sierra Point

Latitude, Longitude: 37.727149, -119.555440

Sierra Point is a rocky outcropping in Yosemite Valley that rises nearly 800 feet above the Merced River a short distance from Happy Isle, on the river's north side where it changes from a westerly flow to a northerly one. A maintained trail used to run from Happy Isle to Sierra Point in days gone by, but it has been abandoned and nearly forgotten for many years. Elevation: 11,732 feet


Bound on the south by McCabe Creek, on the west by Virginia Canyon, on the north by Shepherd Lake, and on the east by the Tuolumne County and Mono County boundard. From Happy Isle, start on the JMT trail heading towards Vernal Falls. Shortly after passing a sign indicating the start of the John Muir Trail, you'll come to another sign on the left side that says "Rock Piles." If you go straight up through the rocks and stay to the right side of the large talus slide you'll easily find the well worn trail.