Moro Rock Trail, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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Geologic Formation · Hiking Trail
Rising high above the Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, Moro Rock Trail 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. Take a look at our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner to schedule your visit to Moro Rock Trail and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Great hike! Unfortunately the parking lot is very small. We were lucky as we were here during Covid so crowds were smaller than usual...still hard to park. Hiking up to the top was exhilarating to...  more »
  • Fun experience, hike was complicated. Tips, don’t look down, if you must stop for a quick break do it. Do not let yourself to the top without any form of water, it will make it hard.  more »
  • Another solid rock formation, nature at its best! Best to hike to Moro Rock around beautiful Redwoods.
  • Just great! It is a bit of an effort to walk up the 400 steps and one has to wait a couple of times to make room fir folks going the other direction as most of the path is not wide enough for easy passing or passing at all. But it is well worth it! Not just the view from the top but all the changing panorama views you can enjoy along the way.

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