Enjoy enjoy panoramic views at Moro Rock… a dome-shaped granite monolith. At 6,725 feet, with a 2°-15° average steep grade for climbing ~400-step stairway for only the last 300 feet. As far as distance, it’s only 1/2 a mile roundtrip but may be a bit scary for those with a fear of heights.
I can only compare this trail as a mini version of Oahu’s Koko Head hike with ~1,048 railway stairs with a 19°-42° average steep grade where you’re gaining almost 1 ft of elevation for every 2 feet of distance. As far as distance, Koko Head is only ~1.4 miles roundtrip.
I would say give yourself about 45-min to an hour to hike it and enjoy the ✔ breathtaking views. We started our hike around 8:30am and got back to our parked car at 9:30am. By getting there early, we really enjoyed a ✔ non-crowded experience, too. There are ✔ restroom facilities at the parking area, too.
For those with a fear of heights, the trail might be daunting but there are rails in some parts.
I love all the information kiosks about the area.
Hello down there! Can you see me?
It’s May and the wildflowers are blooming. So pretty.
I guess like that Aerosmith song… I like Livin’ on the Edge.
Continuing on the trail…
Reminds me of Game of Thrones but a granite throne.
We made it to the top!
It’s the middle of May and there’s still ice from Mt Stewart to Lippencott Mountain
Google Maps: Moro Rock Trail GPS Location