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“Worth every calorie you will expend!” 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.
San Jose, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Worth every calorie you will expend!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Steep stairs carved into a giant granite boulder formation leads to spectacular vistas of the Southern Sierras. The view to the west was clouded by haze or smog. You will not regret huffing and puffing for 8-10 minutes, and there are handrails if you need them. These were the best images of my camping trip in SNP Must Go.

Visited August 2013
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Keswick, Ontario, Canada
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

This is a step climb up many stairs but well worth it! I'm afraid of heights but I managed to hug the inside wall and not look down as I went up. There were a few places that my legs were a bit shaky but I'm glad I made it all the way to the top! The sunset up here was amazing and the views were fantastic. You can see really far into the valley, the winding road you drove up to get there and all the trees below. The rocks on the other mountains are very visible too. The top has a railing all the way around so you feel pretty safe.

Visited September 2013
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Concord, CA
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8 attraction reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Up, up, up the stairs you go .. and then”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

You get a majestic view of the Sierra Nevadas. It's not a very long trek up but it does give you a work out. The view is awesome and the granite rock you walk up is huge.

Visited August 2013
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Costa Mesa, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Even if you're afraid of heights, hike it anyway!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It's a steep 306 steps up the rock with narrow passes, but is adequately maintained and you feel safe enough. We took children ages 5-15 and they all did it just fine. Not much stopping if its crowded as people want to get to the top. There is a midway section you can stop if you're feeling scared or nervous. It is really an incredible view at the top. You can see the whole valley below and realize how small you are in comparison to our big world!

Visited August 2013
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Sammamish, Washington
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43 attraction reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“360 degree of view at top”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Got up early and got there before 9am, so was able to drive up to the parking area without taking the shuttle. There are only about half a dozen parking space there.

Being early, there were few people there, and that made the hike very easy and quick. With no trees, and just a little shade (in morning), I would recommend that you come early to avoid heat and crowd.

The view on top is good, but with the smoke from the Yosemite fire, and a little bit of cloud, we couldn't see too far. But the 360 degree of view at top is great.

Visited September 2013
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