Moro Rock Trail, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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#1 of 19 in Outdoors in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Must see · Geologic Formation · Hiking Trail
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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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  • It is immense! beware, there are many, many steps and was not too difficult because there are some spots to seat and rest. It is very narrow and people are passing you by going down. it is NOT... 
    It is immense! beware, there are many, many steps and was not too difficult because there are some spots to seat and rest. It is very narrow and people are passing you by going down. it is NOT...  more »
  • If you are into lots of stairs and amazing views, trek up Moro Rock. There are immediately awesome views all around, and the formation itself is really neat. The steps are solid but the railings feel....  more
    If you are into lots of stairs and amazing views, trek up Moro Rock. There are immediately awesome views all around, and the formation itself is really neat. The steps are solid but the railings feel....  more »
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  • Amazing views, truly breathtaking!! I highly recommend starting very early, we went up around 7am and passed a few people as we headed up. Once we made it to the top, we were the only ones up there for 30+ minutes, it was incredible. The stairs aren't that terrible, I have asthma and had a hurt leg while hiking up, just go slow and take your time, it is 1000% worth it!
  • Stunning views! The 360 view at the top is breathtaking, and access to it is very straightforward, so it should be on the bucket list of every nature lover and outdoor enthusiast. Just absolutely brilliant. My English isn't good enough to put into words what I felt there, but anyone visiting Sequoia national park MUST visit this.

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