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Moro Rock

Sequoia National Park

Southern Sierra, California

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  • The granite monolith known as Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park.- Moro Rock
  • A steepening stariway leads up Moro Rock's backside.- Moro Rock
  • A view of General's Highway winding up the Sequoia National Park foothills with the Kaweah River drainage in the distance.- Moro Rock
  • Moro rocks affords phenomonal views of the peaks of the Great Western Divide.- Moro Rock
  • The Great Western Divide.- Moro Rock
  • Continuing up Moro Rock's stairway.- Moro Rock
  • Nearing the summit.- Moro Rock
  • More views and granite features as seen from Moro Rock.- Moro Rock
  • Moro Rock's summit.- Moro Rock
  • Tree tops of the Giant Forest.- Moro Rock
  • - Moro Rock
  • Another view of Moro Rock.- Moro Rock
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Standing on top of an impressive granite dome. Views of the High Seirra.
Cons: 
Closed in winter.
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Region:
Southern Sierra, CA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
National Park Pass
Points of Interest:
Viewpoint
Dogs allowed: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Partly cloudy overnight.
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Fri

Partly cloudy until evening.
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Sat

Clear throughout the day.
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Sun

Clear throughout the day.
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42°

Mon

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
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Tue

Clear throughout the day.
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Wed

Clear throughout the day.
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Located just a stone's throw from Giant Forest and Crescent Meadow, Moro Rock provides absolutely stunning views of the Kaweah watershed and the Great Western Divide. Like other granite monoliths in the Sierra, Moro Rock comes by its shape through centuries of exfoliation, the process by which sheets of granite flake off along joints or fractures in the rock. The dome sits at 6,725 feet, and with an impressive prominence of 245 feet, you are guaranteed some memorable perspectives of Sequoia National Park.

In fact, even the trip up to the summit is memorable. Visitors can access a staircase and walkway built in 1931 that climbs 300 feet in approximately a quarter of a mile, giving those who are uneasy with heights more than a little cause for pause. Handrails are in place to keep the route safe throughout, however, and rest assured that, as one of the more popular stops in Sequoia National Park, Moro Rock is safe to visit in good weather (the National Parks Service Railings recommends avoiding the point in stormy weather, as lightning strikes are a relatively common occurrence). Whether you are passing through on a day-trip exploration of this dynamic area or you are staying in nearby Lodgepole or Buckeye Flat campgrounds, you won't want to miss this iconic viewpoint.

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