Explore the most popular Rock Climbing trails in Sequoia National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
20 days ago

Quick, great trail. Did it Saturday, 11/16/19. Not too crowded. Drove right up to the trailhead. Viewed the hazy mountains and sunset in the horizon.

hiking
scramble
22 days ago

We drove up on Saturday and slept in our car before an early 4:30 start on Sunday morning. The trail was easy to follow as it meandered its way up to the lakes. At 6, we got our first look Mt Langley, right as the sun rose. We made our way up Old Army pass before heading over to the last climb. Once we reached the base of the final boulder field, the wind died down, and the temperature up to a pleasant 65 degrees. It took a little longer to make it up the last section than we expected, but the views were worth it. After a few photos on the summit, we started back down. It was nice being able to stop at the streams to get more water on the way down. We go back to the cars well before we thought we would and were rewarded with a beautiful sunset drive down the mountain. Overall, this day hike worked out better than I expected, and I'm excited to head back.

hiking
no shade
rocky
27 days ago

Phenomenal views!! Quick and easy stair climb. If you’re tall watch your head on the overhanging rock faces.

hiking
rocky
29 days ago

11-09-2019 My friend and I started the cotton wood lakes trail at 7:23 AM,hiked 6 miles to the new army pass. Then we gradually made our way up to the army pass,new army pass is in excellent conditions and snow free,it looks intimidating at first,cause it just looks like a giant bolder field,but don’t get discouraged the trail is super safe,not technical and with stunning views. We set up camp on top off old army pass,just 1.6 mile from the summit that night. We had ideal weather conditions,no winds and not a cloud in the Sky. The sunset was probably the best I ever seen,and the sunrise was no different. 11-10-2019 We got up at 5:00 and made the push for the summit,ran out of water before I reached the summit. Still pushed on,reached the summit at 7:23 AM. The last mile with the sand and the boulders will make you want to give up,DONT. Fallow the cairns,remember this as you go up,the cairns are your friends. They will take you all the way up,fallow nothing else,unless you like the extra suffering. Came down through old army pass,I don’t understand why everyone makes such a big fuss about this section,it was way faster and easier then new army,there was zero snow on the old pass. There were two parts that were a little technical but it was so simple that even this cave man could do it lol <true story <<. Overall I loved every minute of it,and I will return once more.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome. Short. Fun.

hiking
1 month ago

Quick 15 minutes hike with mainly steps. Views are incredible at the top. We timed it so we arrived for sunset. Highly recommended!!!

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it!! So pretty!! Quick hike!

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

I summited in 9/14/19. Hiked up New Army Pass and down Old Army Pass. This mountain is a beast! The first quarter of the trail up to Cottonwood lakes is pleasant and moderate, but the second quarter getting up the pass after the lakes is very steep. There is a long flattish section 3/4 the way up, but then the last 1/4 is very steep and punishing. The trail near the top is very rocky and guided by large caryns, with many ways to get from point to point. Old Army Pass has a couple treacherous points and you should only take that route when there is minimal snow. I have to say this mountain is almost more challenging than Whitney, but then again it’s been 10 years since I’ve done Whitney so it could just feel more challenging to me! All in all it was very rewarding and a really great experience.

on Moro Rock Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Worth every step!

hiking
1 month ago

Easy and fun

hiking
1 month ago

great views!!

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

This is an extremely hard hike. For the first 8 miles it is a nice hike. After that is where the fun begins. I set up camp at long lake then hiked the peak and back to my camp site. The trail is pretty defined until the cairns start. Once they start there are a lot of trails going every which way. Try to take the trail that leads you to the next cairn. The sign at the top is broken and pretty close to not be able to read it. Overall I enjoyed it and the sunset at the top was awesome but not fun hiking back in the dark.

hiking
1 month ago

Highly recommended. We went just before Sunset and it was starting to get crowded at the top, it was breath taking. I have bad knees and a fear of heights, this was my challenage. There were people of all ages hiking to the top, my 5 and 12 year old included. It was worth the challenge.

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

Perfect spot for an amazing sunset!! Easy hike (very short) but obviously straight up. Excellent views of the valleys and sunset and much less crowded in the evening!

hiking
1 month ago

The view is impressive. Prepare to be patient, a lot of people but worth it. Can not imagine how it is in summer...

hiking
1 month ago

Great view and easy hike. I think you can get comparable views with a lot less traffic elsewhere. The crowds were difficult to navigate even in the off-season.

hiking
1 month ago

Took the Giant Forest trail to Moro Rock and Returned in the Soldiers Trail. Great views the entire hike. Moro was crowded mid day on a Sunday, but everyone had space and were great about the tight areas on the steps. The view from the top is amazing.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, I hiked on Tuesday October 15th. I started at the trailhead at 5:30am, it was about 23 degrees out and there was decent illumination from the moon when the trees weren’t too thick. I took the Cottonwood Lakes Trail to New Army Pass up to the top and then followed Old Army Pass back down. Beautiful views along the entire route. Maintained over 2 mph with 10 minute breaks every 2 miles. I reached the top around 12:30 and started back down around 1:20. That time could probably be shaved down, but I was alone and didn’t want to overdo things. I saw no else on the trail whatsoever throughout day. After plenty of stops for water, snacks, and photos....I reached the end of the trail at 5:45pm with 23 miles on the day. I would say approximately 1 mile was going off trail for stops/photos. There were two small areas that had snow/ice blocking the trail coming down New Army Pass. It was no major issue as there are already paths worked around the snow. I took a 40oz hydro flask with me and filled up in the streams along the route as needed. A flowing stream just past High Lake was the last water spot on New Army Pass, I recommend topping off here. I had trail mix, gummy bears and a couple emergency health bars for food. I suggest following the red highlighted routed to summit verse the black trail lines on the map unless bouldering/rock climbing is your thing. Follow the cairns to the top and you’ll be in good shape. The notebook has been replaced......but writing on the sign is getting worn down, a sharpie could be a quick fix. I’m a fairly experienced hiker/outdoorsman but by no means a pro. Challenging hike, know your limits and have a plan.

hiking
1 month ago

Was a little apprehensive to try this at first, as the knees like to complain on stairs, but once adrenaline kicked in, off I went. This was a wonderful, unique hike, and the views were spectacular!! People of all ages and sizes were going up, only a few turned back due to the steepness of stairs, but overall most made it. Afraid of heights? This might be your cure!! Go at your own pace, and take time to pause where there’s room, and take in the beautiful views. You will be glad you did this!! Can’t wait to go again next year!

on Moro Rock Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Just praising w/ others. Truly worthy kinda of climb. Amazing views. Stay to your own pace and you’ll get to the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Went in the middle of October. Perfect weather. Little busy. Recommend going first thing in the morning. Also recommend parking at the giant museum and making the 1.5 mile hike to Moro Rock.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

An extremely cool hike. It's very well protected with hand rails and stones making an otherwise exposed climb of a Sierra granite dome accessible to many. Our 3 year old son was able to navigate this route both up and down, without an episode, and it felt safe to both his parents. The views were great.

hiking
2 months ago

6/30/19 We got early at Giant Forest Museum around 7:30am where we parked our car. That’s where you can take the shuttle going up to the Moro Rock Trail point but we didn’t take the shuttle, instead we hiked the 1.7 mile trail for 30 mins which I highly recommend, the trail was beautiful with big trees, flowers, water spring and more to explore. You’ll see the big white sign of Moro Rock to start. The Moro Rock was steeped with hand rails, another level of stair master but when you got to the top, it was spectacular and be sure to go up there early, you want to enjoy the view with less people. At 8:30am, it was the perfect time. Going back to the Giant Forest Museum, we didn’t take the shuttle again. We did the other side trail which is Bear Hill Trail for less than 2 miles and it was beautiful too. I would love to go back to these trails again.

walking
2 months ago

Easy paved stairs with 400 steps. Very safe with all the fences around. Good for the entire family. The point of view at the top and the informative signs are very interesting. A must do in the park because it is short, even if it is overcrowded.

hiking
2 months ago

Crowded spot with paved trail and railings. A short steep walk ends in spectacular views

hiking
2 months ago

Not that much exertion for absolutely spectacular views!

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