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“Beautiful views, worth the energy to get there” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Moro Rock

Moro Rock
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Type: Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking, Walking
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Owner description: A challenging walk up 400 steps to a spectacular view.
lunenburg, massachusetts
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“Beautiful views, worth the energy to get there”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Went here with husband and kids aged 11 and 8.

We were originally told at the visitor area that the road was closed but there was a hike of about a mile from the great forest museum. So, we parked and hiked out (easy walk) for about 1.5 before turning around when we saw a sign that said Moro Rock 4 miles, but looking back now, it may have said .4 miles. When we got back we saw the road was actually open so we drove right up to the parking lot and walked to the top of the rock.

So, the hike was great, and would highly recommend it. The walk to the top of Moro rock was worth it but...I was very nervous, especially with my 8 year old, I had a hand on her arm or collar the whole time. If it was rainy or slippery I would not have tried it. The views are just as good 50 steps up as if you go to the very top, so even if you are not physically able to do all the steps (300?) to the top, do what you can and enjoy the views.

It was 10 for a day pass to get into the park. There was construction going on, but the rangers in the entry booth or visitor center can help you time your drive.

Visited November 2012
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Great place to visit. Don't miss it.The road to the top took around 20 min. Amazing feeling of happiness, fear and anxiety, all at the same time...

Visited November 2012
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Sherman Oaks, CA
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“Worth it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

My dad and I climbed to the top of Moro rock. Other members of our group stopped before making it to the top from fear of heights. The steps are very narrow in places and the rail sometimes seems too low. Even half way up, the view is incredible. There are lots of places to stop for a rest or just wait for your group if you decide that you've climbed far enough.

Visited June 2012
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Duesseldorf, Germany
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“Peaceful view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

The hike up Moro Rock is not very arduous, and the trail is well-maintained.

Once you reach the top, you will be rewarded with a splendid view of the canyon and the surrounding mountains. It is very relaxing and peaceful.

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Glendale
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“Moro Rock First Snow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

It was my first time at the Moro rock but unfortunately i didnt see anything, i was the only person to climb it the 10 nov 2012 (first snow in Sequoia). There was a river on the stairs, then ice, and finaly snow. I had a great hike though.
I could see absolutely Nothing huge clouds and fog everywhere, i guess the view without the clouds is majestic... I will climb it again to find out :)

Visited November 2012
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