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Moro Rock

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Description: A challenging walk up 400 steps to a spectacular view.
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Holtwood, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A challenging steep trek up to the top of the rock, and definitely not for the faint of heart. We saw a lot of families with young children on the trail. It seemed too dangerous for young children to me, as there is only a single railing, and young children could easily fall through. But the views all the way... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This is a highlight of the park. But be ready for the 400+ steps. I'm in good shape and I was so exhausted, it was hard to fully enjoy the view once I got there. But if you are able to climb it, you should do so. Take water. Take your time. Wear non slip shoes. I saw people struggling... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

Probably the most challenging hike in the park but still doable for kids and worth it. Not for those afraid of heights.

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Silicon Valley, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

It is a bit of an ascent up flghts of stairs. Take your time. You will be rewarded with a spectacle of the Great Western Divide.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My daughter made me do the walk up to the top and it was so worth it. The walk up was a little difficult mostly because I'm so out of shape but if you take your time and rest every now and the it's ok. Don't forget that the altitude difference does make it a little more difficult to breath... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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77 reviews 77 reviews
43 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you are of average health, the climb and tight spaces in the rock will be doable. It is worth every ounce of effort for those incredible 360 views! I would not recommend bringing (small) children since the rails might not be adequate in places for a small stature. Only a few places to stop and rest as you climb,... More

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I couldn't believe the view from the top of the rock! This was a fairly easy climb up the stairs to see the continental divide and view the mountains.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice easy climb with stairs. Sunset is the best you look out of the canyons surranding you in amazment. You can see for miles. Many gather for the sunset but be smart and take a flashlight. You get so wrapped up in the view it gets dark QUICK. Getting down can be a challange. Well worth the time and engery.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great place to swim, shop and just take it easy. Lots of boogie boarding but the water was cold so we hire a wet suit from one of the local surf shop. They were really helpful and she had a great day in the water.

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Kuala Lumpur
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We first saw Moro Rock from the highway up to the park from Three Rivers. We definitely wanted to be up there. We parked at the Giant Trees museum and hiked up to the rock. An easy hike and worth it because we saw bears in the forest - and very few people. When we got to the rock we... More

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