Moro Rock Trail

MODERATE 238 reviews
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Moro Rock Trail is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sequoia National Park, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
177 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

scenic driving

walking

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Moro Rock Trail in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park scales a granite dome via a steep 1/4-mile staircase to the summit offering a spectacular view of the Great Western Divide and the western half of the park. The parking area for Moro Rock is 2 miles from the village. A steep 1/4 mile staircase climbs over 300' to the summit of a granite dome, offering spectacular views of the western half of Sequoia National Park and the Great Western Divide. This chain of mountains runs north/south through the center of Sequoia National Park, "dividing" the watersheds of the Kaweah River to the west and the Kern River to the east. Moro Rock is a dome-shaped granite monolith. Common in the Sierra Nevada, these domes form by exfoliation - casting off in scales, plates, or sheets of rock layers on otherwise unjointed granite. Outward expansion of the granite causes the exfoliation. Expansion results from load relief: when the overburden that once capped the granite has eroded away, the source of compression is removed, and the granite slowly expands. Fractures that form during exfoliation tend to cut corners. This ultimately results in rounded, dome-like forms.

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Great view. Well worth it.

9 days ago

Amazing view, absolute must-do!

10 days ago

Great view when you reach to the top!

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18 days ago

The 360 degree view is awesome! I've done this climb a few times, never disappointed. It's pretty straight up, which is probably why it's rated at moderate, but you will climb stairs with a side railing , it's safe for older children. Have fun!

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21 days ago

It’s amazing stunning beautiful!!!

22 days ago

A must do hike!

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