Moro Rock, Sequoia National Park

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In Sequoia National Park,¬†Moro rock serves two purposes. It’s an obvious centerpiece to the park, towering over the Three Rivers valley and visible for miles around in all directions. But despite the imposing size of this massive slab of granite, it’s also an easily reached¬†viewpoint that can be accessed with just a few minutes of hiking from your car, with views that project all the way to the other side of the Sierras. Unless you have a massive fear of heights or its closed for the winter season, Moro rock should be on your hit list for any visit to Sequoia.

Moro rock towers above you on your drive up the General's Highway

Moro rock towers above you on your drive up the General’s Highway

Off of a small detour from the Giant Forest Visitor Center area, you can park your car and start hiking up granite steps carved into the rock itself. There are steep drop offs in places, but handrails are provided along the entire trail. After hiking 400 steps over the course of less than a mile, you’ll reach the top and be presented with 360 degrees of awesome views.

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Only a small part of Sequoia is easily accessible, but you can view all the way to the opposite side of the Sierras from Moro Rock.

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The view west back towards Three Rivers

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The narrow stairway up to the top, which is carved into the rock near the top.

The narrow stairway up to the top, which is carved into the rock near the top.

While we normally recommend getting off the trail and seeing some of the lesser known landmarks in places like Seqouia, Moro Rock is worth a visit for every visitor that comes to the park.

One comment to Moro Rock, Sequoia National Park

  1. […] to see as many different types of scenery as possible. We experienced the far-reaching views from Moro Rock, the impressively large waterfall views of Tokopeh Falls, and saw both the forests and the meadows […]

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