Moro Rock Trail, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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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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  • We did not have the time or the ability to deal with some of the ice. However, the views of the rock were awesome, all the way back to Lake Kaweah. This certainly is a signature attraction to... 
    We did not have the time or the ability to deal with some of the ice. However, the views of the rock were awesome, all the way back to Lake Kaweah. This certainly is a signature attraction to...  more »
  • We headed straight towards Moro Rock once we entered the park because it gets pretty crowded. From the south entrance of the park it takes about an hour to get to the Moro Rock turnoff. Be sure to... 
    We headed straight towards Moro Rock once we entered the park because it gets pretty crowded. From the south entrance of the park it takes about an hour to get to the Moro Rock turnoff. Be sure to...  more »
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  • The rock climbing was easy with all good paved stairs and medium railing on the sides. It seemed a little risky to take kids all the way to the top so we had a littlebag for our 3 yr old with a leash to get her climbing safely. The view on top of rock was spectacular, suggest to go either before sunrise or around sunset. elevation was more than 7000ft so calculate on your own risk and take enough fluids.
  • An amazing surprise. It's not an easy climb to the top but worth it for the view. I'm incredibly afraid of heights but I forced myself to make it to top. If I can do it, anyone can. Be careful with small kids. My teens loved it -- highlight of Sequoia National Forest for them.

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