Moro Rock


Moro Rock should not be confused with Morro Rock. Moro Rock is located in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, California. Morro Rock is found in Morro Bay along the coastal section. Moro Rock is a granite dome formation at the head of Moro Greek near Giant Forest and Crescent Meadow. There was a stairway built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

This staircase allows hikers to reach the top of the trail and rock to see such vistas as Great Western Divide. The trail should not be used during thunderstorms or when it is snowing, due to the dangerous and slippery rocks. Elevation of the rock is 6,725 feet above sea level. The prominence of the actual rock is 245 feet. The road to Moro Rock is closed in winter in order to discourage visitors from trekking the two mile trail up to the top. In summer the trail is open for hiking and rock climbing. In fact, a 1,000 vertical feet face to the west has many cracks and knobs for rock climbing. Climbing is not permitted during peregrine falcon nesting though, in order to preserve their homes and safety.

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