Moro Rock, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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Rising high above the Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, Moro Rock offers some of the best views in the area. Almost all of the park areas can be seen from the top of this 2,050 m (6,725 ft) tall granite monolith. The rock's vertical sides are nesting grounds of peregrine falcons, as well as rock climbers' heaven. If scaling sheer cliffs isn't your favorite way of getting around, head for the 400 steps that lead to the summit. Even though you'll have railings and rest areas, the stairway is steep, and the hike up can be strenuous. The rest areas provide nice views for those who don't like the heights or who can't make it all the way to the summit. The steps might be inaccessible during bad weather. Put Moro Rock into our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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  • You have to use a local bus to get here from the parking. Then a short walk and you are there. Very nice view, definitelly worth a visit!  more »
  • In Moro Rock in the period that we were we could only get there with a hike or the bus line of the park but having a permit disabled because my mother has difficulty walking, we were able to park directly at the beginning of Long staircase. In This case my mother waited for us at the parking lot since reaching the top of the summit is very challenging and there are several stone steps to do. With a good workout it takes about twenty minutes and you meet a lot of people who go up and down and everyone inciting others not to give up because the fatigue is really worth: a breathtaking view of the whole surrounding valley that is lost On the horizon... Spectacular! A panorama at 360 ° overlooking the mountains and lake of the Lower valley about an hour's drive away. It'S worth getting all the 400 steps to the top. In doing the reverse of the journey by car, you also cross a characteristic point where the machines pass inside a sequoia fall creating a real tunnel.
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