Moro Rock Trail
Moro Rock Trail
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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A challenging walk up 400 steps to a spectacular view.
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Bill K
Mantorville, MN6,368 contributions
Jun 2022
This is one of the must-do things for this park. I highly recommend getting up early and doing this at sunrise. The trail is a nice hike, but I recommend driving to the parking area at the base of the rock.

There are 400 steps to climb and the climb is not for people scared of high places or people with ambulatory issues. The views from the top, especially at sunrise or sundown, are well worth the effort to get there.

The parking lot fills up during the heart of the day and the stairs only accommodate so many people at one time, so it is considerably better to visit during non-busy times.
Written June 13, 2022
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Kate H
Colorado109 contributions
Oct 2022
If you are into lots of stairs and amazing views, trek up Moro Rock. There are immediately awesome views all around, and the formation itself is really neat. The steps are solid but the railings feel quite low in places. I stayed to the inside and tried not to look down in many places; if you have little kids you might feel a bit nervous. It is a short and satisfying hike though; you can see 360 degrees and miles and miles from the top!
Written November 10, 2022
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Bet543210
209 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
I had this hike so hyped up in my mind after reading reviews and was honestly thinking I couldn’t do it. But, we got to the park early (around 5am) and were to the rock before 6 with the place to ourselves. The climb is actually very easy when no one else is around. We had very young kids with us and they scurried right up in probably 10 minutes. If you are fearful of heights like I am then just keep your head down until you get to the top. Up there it is plenty wide and with railings on both sides feels safe enough.
Written July 10, 2021
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SeniorTravelerTF
Fort Atkinson1,096 contributions
Aug 2021
The Trail, not just the rock, leads from the Forest Museum to the rock and is a uphill slog. You can turn that around by starting at the rock and walking the Moro Rock Trail down to the museum. The trail is poorly marked at the top and not particularly noteworthy given the many options in the park. HOWEVER, Moro Rock is unique and worth the time. A small parking lot at the top of the trail eliminates all but a short walk up the 350+ stairway on the rock. However, I have a fear of heights and only made it, and I counted, 320 steps up the stairway. The combination of a short railing and windy day accentuated my anxiety. And I can tell you, from being in the park seven days and getting up 320 steps, there is no view to admire when the pollution covers the nearby mountains and fills the valleys - as it did for our entire visit.
Written September 14, 2021
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Sally S
Fort Littleton, PA63 contributions
Jul 2022
We did this at sunset and it was not busy. I counted 8 cars in the parking lot. We started to hike the longer trail up and saw a bear. My family was thrilled I wanted to go back to the car because we knew we'd be coming down just after sunset in the dark. So we went back to the car and drove to the closer parking lot. It was beautiful and not overly difficult. Yes, it has steps but not a lot. People were outside the rails at the top and others tried to persuade them that this was dangerous. Please people stay on the trail especially at elevation.
Written July 25, 2022
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AdventureGal
Sacramento, CA11 contributions
Aug 2021
The views were just out of this world!! I had read reviews about it before I went. I imagined it as a small rock hike with a view. Didn't realize it will be this awesome. Not to be missed in this park. Moro rock hike was the best part of this park. We were a group of 9 people ranging from 77 yrs to 12 yrs old. All of us could climb Moro rock all the way to the top to enjoy the beautiful views.
Written August 10, 2021
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Genny Allies
Fullerton, CA13 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
My husband and I knew we wanted to try climbing Moro Rock with our boys while in Sequoia. (Our boys are 3 and 6 years old.) We read other reviews and decided that we wanted to get to Moro Rock early in the morning to avoid crowds on the narrow stairs.

We parked at 6:30/6:40 and there was no issue getting a parking spot. We started on the stairs at 6:45 and were at the top by 7:00. It was lovely watching the sun peak over the mountains. A bonus was that we were basically alone of Moro Rock. We passed 2 or 3 parties coming down the rock & we were all alone at the top.

Our boys are accustomed to going on hikes (we regularly hike 2-2.5 miles with them) so the distance was not an issue. There are plenty of rails on the path, but we did give safety reminders to them as we climbed the stairs.

Side Note: The parking lot is rather small (20 spaces) but you can also take a shuttle if you want to travel between 8am-6pm. (Last shuttle at 6, but I would recommend confirming shuttle times before making plans.) There are bathrooms available at the base of the stairs.
Written August 4, 2021
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Travelinh
Los Angeles, CA908 contributions
Jun 2020
I highly recommend this hike for everyone of all skill levels. I went on 6/22 and it was full but not overly crowded. People were wearing their masks, and so was I, so please bring yours. The steps are steady and not steep and definitely worth the breeze and view. According to my apple watch, it was about .70 miles round trip from the parking lot (where there is a restroom). This took me about a half-hour and left plenty of time for photos which is a must when you reach the top. I would consider this a must-do when in Sequoia and can be done in tennis shoes or sturdy sandals.
Written June 23, 2020
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S D B
Brooklyn, NY143 contributions
Aug 2020
A real must do experience if visiting sequoia. My young kids could not stop talking about it afterwards. doable 300+ steps to unforgettable amazing 360 degree panoramas of the sierras from all angles. An experience e not to miss. check out nearby tunnel log as well when done.
Written September 6, 2020
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Dov Ben Amram
California108 contributions
Sep 2019
Moro Rock is located at the center of Sequoia National Park. It has an exhilarating view from all directions. It is a challenging experience to climb to its top. 350 narrow steps lead to the top of the rock with a handrails cable to hold to. Not for the fainthearted person. A sign on the bottom warns you not to climb on a cloudy day or when lightning storm is expected. I did not climb it, just watched it from the first few steps. The view was awesome.
Written June 4, 2020
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