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. Put Moro Rock into our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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  • The best things in California are nature based. Stay away from the cities and enjoy the parks. Views are simply breath taking. The hike up is a little scary. The railings are way to short for my likin...  more »
  • This short hike to the top of the rock is right up there with the General Sherman Tree. This hike took us about 20 minutes going up. My 4 year old was able to do this hike. It’s not too bad for those ...  more »
  • Loved Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. We went in the summer and entered the park on a Friday. The lines weren't so bad but people have said there terrible on Saturday. We parked and hiked to t...  more »

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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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