MORO ROCK AND GENERAL SHERMAN TREE

TRAIL DATA
Trail Name/No.: Moro Rock, Congress Trail, Crescent Meadow Trail (Sequoia National Park)
Starting Temp: NR
Ending Temp: NR
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Mileage: approx. 6 miles
Elevation Gain: NR
Peak: 6725ft
Visit Time: August 2016
Nearest City Marker: Fresno, CA

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Hanging Rock
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View out to the West from Moro Rock
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View to the East from Moro Rock
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Along the Congress Trail
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Near the General Sherman Tree

TRAIL DESCRIPTION
Sequoia National Park is filled with great trails and some amazing trees. On this trip, I stayed in the Giant Forest area and started off from the Giant Forest Museum and began hiking over to Moro Rock. Wondering through a forest where everything is giant size certainly can make one feel like they are in another world altogether. After braving through some annoying swarms of gnats, I came to Moro Rock which offers a steady incline up 300 feet to a fantastic view of the valleys and mountains that lie below and around it. Climbing down, the (amazing!) bus system was used to ride to Crescent Meadow, where I hopped on a quiet trail that meandered through an entire forest filled with sequoias, new and old. Connecting with the Congress trail, I was eventually led out to the General Sherman Tree where I enjoyed a nice bench and a snack and then caught the bus back down to the Giant Forest Museum. If you are not short on time like I was, I recommend taking as many trails as possible through this area. My greatest piece of advice I can give anyone visiting this park (specially in the summer) is to do as I did: arrive when the park opens and leave when the crowds are starting to fill it up. Happy hiking!

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