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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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Derby, United Kingdom
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180 reviews 180 reviews
88 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

The walk up to the top of the Rock is about 400 hundred steps and through a few tightish spots. There are plenty of photo opportunities. The walk up is well worth the effort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We got to the park late in the day but managed to get to the top of the rock just at sunset, i highly recommend going, its a fantastic view.

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Placentia, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Even at 400 steps, it was well worth the effort to get to the top of Moro Rock. I made the hike with my wife and our two boys ages 7 and 8. The views of the valley are truly amazing and not be missed. Just about anyone can make the climb, there are steps and a handrail all the... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My husband climbed this rock while I stayed on the ground. It is a vigorous hike up, with hand rails, very windy at the top. He said it was terrific, but not for the faint of heart, and there are numerous signs cautioning those climbing. Views were amazing.

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

To see a great view, you need to take a short hike with lots of steps. Not a good hike in bad weather but a must see while visiting this area. It offers a 360 degree view of the area. Fabulous!

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Newport Beach, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The views are well worth the trip up. Of course, if you are unable to reach the top, there is a spine point where you are able to see distant vistas to either side. There are small landings to catch your breath if you need to.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Moro Rock was definitely worth the 350 + steps to the top, anyone who visits Sequoia MUST check Moro out!! It took some friends and I about 25 mins to get to the top because it is almost impossible not to stop on the way up a few times and admire the scenery. The hike up can be for anyone... More

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Riverside, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Drove to Moro Rock where there was a small parking area that was full when we arrived. Walkway can be uneven with rock steps so probably want to wear nonslip shoes. Walkway becomes steeper going up with a few areas for rest stops. Small area at top with tremendous panoramic view on a clear day. This is not handicap accessible.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The walk down is a lot easier than the trip up, but all of the steps are worth the views. The scenery changes all the way up. It seems like one spot is more beautiful than the last. Not for the faint-hearted or those afraid of heights or tight places.

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Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The view was amazing. I made it halfway up, my husband reached the top. I waited with 3 other women, who were also afraid of heights. Do it. Even if you only make it halfway up, it's worth it.

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