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Sequoia Canyon National Park - Moro Rock Trail

QUESTION: If you only had one day at Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Park, what would you do or see?

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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

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