Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Pros

Standing on top of an impressive granite dome. Views of the High Seirra.

Cons

Closed in winter.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Features

Big vistas

Location

Field Guide + Map

Comments

08/24/2017
Narrow 1-person at a time sections of trail can mean a long hike up and down this relatively short trail. Watch the sun rise over the great western divide to avoid the masses.
09/24/2015
Breath taking views on a clear day, unfortunately It was too cloudy on my trip up.
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