Moro Rock Trail

MODERATE 259 reviews
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Moro Rock Trail is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Red Fir, 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
187 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

fishing

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nature trips

rock climbing

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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1 day ago

Did this hike in October after buy our first hike boots!!! What a view from the top of the rock!!! Thankful there were railings. That’s a steep climb

1 day ago

Worth the short hike up some steep granite stairs. Beautiful view.

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8 days ago

Did this small hike with my 2 years old son and my husband, it is very scenic and beautiful. The way up is maintained however, we had to keep holding hands with our 2 years child because the trail is surrounded by cliffs.

Not stroller friendly

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17 days ago

Steep short climb. Very popular. Get a great view of the sierras.

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19 days ago

Great, quick trek up this gorgeous granite rock. Steep, but well maintained. Got a little vertigo on the way up, but the views at the top were stunning!!! Our 6 year old Son went and loved it as well! Must-do!

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1 month ago

Great short hike for a beautiful view!

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1 month ago

Great short hike up to the top for some great views. The walkway gets narrow at certain areas so be prepared to share your space with other hikers going in the opposite direction.

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