Hiking Moro Rock with little kids in Sequoia National Park, California

View from the top of Moro Rock

You’ll know you’ve reached the top of Moro Rock…

The hike up Moro Rock offers stunning views of Sequoia National Park with panoramic vistas of California’s Central Valley and the Western Divide from its top.

Stairs at beginning of Moro Rock trail

Pace yourself. There are plenty more steps where these came from.

Although the trail to the top of Moro Rock is only 1/3 mile, it’s pretty much vertical, climbing 300 feet.

Little hiker holds Daddy's hand on Moro Rock trail

Yes, you WILL hold my hand.

You’ll want to keep a firm grip on your toddler here, if not take the added precaution of looping his safety harness strap to your belt with a carabiner (or D-ring) clip. Backpack carriers or frontpack child carriers work well here, with the exception of a couple of tight passageways you may need to shift slightly to fit through with a large frame backpack carrier.

Toddler carried by dad on Moro Rock Trail

It’s a workout for little hikers-and those who end up carrying them.

Your little hiker will likely welcome a ride in your arms or on your shoulders before your visit is through. And there are stretches you may welcome the chance to hold him tight in your arms as well!

Looking down the steps at Moro Rock

Afraid of heights? The walk down from Moro Rock may be harder than the walk up.

Still, it’s a beautiful place to experience during your visit to Sequoia National Park, and a memory that’s likely to stick with you for many years to come.

Kid stops to enjoy the view from Moro Rock trail

I think she’s going to remember this for a long, long time… and so will I.

Moro Rock is near the Giant Forest Museum, just off the General’s Highway that runs through Sequoia National Park. For more information, head to www.visitsequoia.com and check out the related posts and pages below.

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Shelly Rivoli

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1 Comment

  1. isaacoomber

    Hiking enthusiasts from all over the world travel to National Park to experience the thrill and natural beauty that our Rocky Mountain terrain offers. With almost 200 miles of hiking trails within its boundaries.

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