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A park visitor taking in the view at the top of Moro Rock

Moro Rock

Marvel at Moro Rock

As you approach Sequoia National Park, prepare for adventure. Moro Rock stands tall overhead, promising breathtaking views from above and below.

A thrilling stairway journey

Take the trek up Moro Rock’s majestic granite dome by climbing a 350-step stairway, and watch the peaks of the Great Western Divide and the sprawling vistas of San Joaquin Valley unfold before your eyes.

The Moro Rock trail in Sequoia National Park

Sunset spectacle

Experience the enchantment of watching the sunset from Moro Rock, as the sky ignites with hues of orange and pink and casts a mesmerizing glow over the surrounding landscape.

The moon rising over the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Sequoia National Park



During summer, free shuttles operate from Giant Forest Museum to the Moro Rock parking area. On weekends, the road closes to private vehicles and shuttles become the sole means to reach Moro Rock and Crescent Meadow. On weekdays, the road remains open, although the small parking area may fill quickly.

Peregrine falcons nest on Moro Rock in the summer, so to protect the nests, there are usually climbing closures for technical rock climbers. These closures do not affect hikers using the stairway to ascend Moro Rock.

In winter, Moro Rock and Crescent Meadow Road are closed due to snow. While ski trails lead to the parking area, the stairway is closed for safety reasons, as the steps may be icy or snow-covered.

Exterior view of Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia National Park under a dramatic sunset sky


A variety of places to stay inside the park keep you close to the majestic giant sequoia trees, deep canyons and soaring cliffs that make Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks famous.

Two guests at Wuksachi Lodge on the outdoor dining deck


Indulge in High Sierra dining options inside Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, from lodge dining to café counter service.