My oh my, is this one rock with a view!
Ascend 300 feet (91 m) and 400 stone steps to the crest of a granite dome where you can bask in breathtaking views of the river beds and evergreen slopes of the Sequoia Valley…
Juxtaposed against the snowcapped peaks of The Great Western Divide, a poetically imposing mountain range, rising 13,000 feet above sea level, that serves as the border between Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park to the north.
You may also spy a peregrine falcon, the fastest bird in the world, soaring above the horizon or diving at breakneck speed—over 200 mph (321 kph)—towards its unsuspecting prey, as Moro Rock is a historical nesting ground for these once-endangered birds of prey.
How To Go…
From the Moro Rock parking lot and shuttle stop (Grey Line), walk 0.25 miles (0.4 km) up a steep staircase and enjoy fabulous vistas at every turn.
The rock’s zenith is perched 6,725 feet (xx km) in elevation, and there are spots along the way where you can stop to rest and hydrate.
Park rangers strongly advise against climbing Moro Rock under the following conditions: rain, lightning, snow or ice.