Hiking Project Logo

gem icon Moro Rock [Suggest Edits]

14 votes

Description

One of the park's most famous attractions, Moro Rock is a high viewpoint to see the Middle Fork Kaweah River valley to the west (as well as see a blanket of smog, a rather unfortunate reminder of why we need these places to be protected) and to the east an excellent vantage point of the Sierras. Hopefully, you love steps, it's a short hike to get there, but there over 400 steps along the way.

Do not attempt this if the weather is bad. There will be numerous signs warning you of how slippery it can be and how much lightning it attracts. Similarly, people with small children should proceed with care.

Short Walk: You can park close to the rock if there space (there are only about a dozen spots) or take the two mile hike from a larger lot on Moro Rock Trail. Either way, you'll have those steps to content with.

Gem Type: Viewpoint

Shared by:
Dylan Payne

0 Comments

You & This Gem


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Share This Gem

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Dec 8, 2018
Maria Montoya
Definitely do not recommend doing it during the winter when there’s snow. Besides that, easily one of the most beautiful views
Oct 20, 2018
Scott Crane
Oct 11, 2018
Kenneth Shiba
Stopped about 30-40 feet from summit.
Oct 8, 2018
David Taylor
Oct 7, 2018
Shin Cho
Oct 7, 2018
Laura Nelson
A little crowded, but well worth it. Go during a hot part of the day, probably between 11-1 or 2 so the fog isn’t obstructing the views
Oct 2, 2018
N C
Sep 3, 2018
Chris Miller

Nearby Trails

12.2 mi 19.7 km
Lakes Trail
Three Rivers, CA
12.2 mi 19.7 km Three Rivers, CA
Unknown
Update
22 
66.5 mi 107.0 km
High Sierra Trail
Three Rivers, CA
66.5 mi 107.0 km Three Rivers, CA
Unknown
Update
17 
25.6 mi 41.3 km
Mineral King Loop
Three Rivers, CA
25.6 mi 41.3 km Three Rivers, CA
All Clear
Update
Mostly Dry
95 days ago
13 
1.9 mi 3.1 km
Tokopah Falls Trail
Three Rivers, CA
1.9 mi 3.1 km Three Rivers, CA
Unknown
Update
23 
2.0 mi 3.2 km
Moro Rock Trail
Three Rivers, CA
2.0 mi 3.2 km Three Rivers, CA
All Clear
Update
Fallen Trees - There’s one fallen tree on the way, but otherwise it’s quite chill.
84 days ago
20 
13.3 mi 21.3 km
Alta Peak
Three Rivers, CA
13.3 mi 21.3 km Three Rivers, CA
All Clear
Update
Dry: Nov 1, 2018 - Absolutely stunning trails, well marked and quite a view deer sightings
35 days ago
13 
6.9 mi 11.0 km
Marble Falls
Three Rivers, CA
6.9 mi 11.0 km Three Rivers, CA
Unknown
Update
15 
Three Rivers, CA
7.5 mi 12.1 km Three Rivers, CA
Unknown
Update
4.6 mi 7.4 km
Sugar Bowl Trail
Three Rivers, CA
4.6 mi 7.4 km Three Rivers, CA
Unknown
Update
1.4 mi 2.2 km
Eagle Lake Trail
Three Rivers, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km Three Rivers, CA
Unknown
Update
Shared by Dylan Payne on Jan 20, 2018. All Page Views: 735. Last Month: 10.