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Moro Rock

Moro Rock Three Rivers, CA 93262

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About Moro Rock

Moro Rock Hiking Trail
Distance: .6 miles round-trip
Time: 40 minutes
Trailhead:  Moro Rock Parking Lot
Elevation Gain:  300 feet (nearly 400 stairs)

The parking area for Moro Rock is 2 miles from the village. A steep 1/4 mile staircase climbs over 300' (91.4 meters) to the summit of this granite dome. From the top, you will have spectacular views of the western half of Sequoia National Park and the Great Western Divide. This chain of mountains runs north/south through the center of Sequoia National Park, "dividing" the watersheds of the Kaweah River to the west and the Kern River to the east. Also on the eastern side of the divide is Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states. Unfortunately, because many of the snowcapped peaks in the Great Western Divide reach altitudes of 12,000' (3657 meters) or higher, it is impossible to see over them to view Mt. Whitney from Moro Rock. The summit of Alta Peak, a strenuous 7-mile hike from the Wolverton picnic area, is the closest place from which to see Mt. Whitney.


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Classified Under: Sequoia National Park (For National Parks Page)
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