Moro Rock, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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Rising high above the Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, Moro Rock offers some of the best views in the area. Almost all of the park areas can be seen from the top of this 2,050 m (6,725 ft) tall granite monolith. The rock's vertical sides are nesting grounds of peregrine falcons, as well as rock climbers' heaven. If scaling sheer cliffs isn't your favorite way of getting around, head for the 400 steps that lead to the summit. Even though you'll have railings and rest areas, the stairway is steep, and the hike up can be strenuous. The rest areas provide nice views for those who don't like the heights or who can't make it all the way to the summit. The steps might be inaccessible during bad weather. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Moro Rock and many more Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park itinerary planner.
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  • There to climb many stairs to get up to above, but deserves the pena.las views are spectacular
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  • 390 steps of concrete or stone to the top of Moro Rock, but it doesn't need to be a foot race. My husband quickly followed our grandson who practically scrambled to the top. I stopped to "enjoy the vi...  more »
  • When you get to Moro Rock you will be fascinated with this pile of rocks that rises into the sky and from the path tortuoto that needs to be done to get on top of it and enjoy the view across the Valley from a vantage point. The climb is not difficult but there are some points a bit exposed: be careful. Definitely worth trying!
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks provide plenty of lodging right inside their boundaries. Kings Canyon operates three lodges and a set of cabins, with two of the lodges and the cabins remaining open throughout the year. Of these, the John Muir Lodge sits closest to the entrance. The parks also offer more than a dozen campgrounds about equally distributed between them, with most operating on a first-come, first-served basis. Campsites fill up quickly on Friday nights in summer, but you should be able to find a place for your tent any other time during the week. Your accommodation options expand if you look along Sierra Road to the west of the parks. Motels, nature resorts, inns, bed and breakfasts, and lodges line the road, which runs alongside the North Fork Kaweah River.
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