If you are heading to Saguaro National Park, you will most likely will be heading to the west side of the park along North Kinney Road where you will find the Gould Mine Trail. Along the way you will most likely see many pullover spots, and this hike is not to be missed if you want to really be immersed into Saguaro National Park. You may even be lucky enough to hear the animals from the nearby Arizona Senora Desert Museum while you are hiking, adding to the ambiance!
Located in the high desert of Central Oregon, Smith Rock State Park is home to dramatic rock spires that rise above the winding Crooked River. The park is a world-famous destination for rock climbing, but Smith Rock also offers miles of trails for hikers to experience the diverse high desert landscape and majestic rock scenery. If you are seeking a challenging hike that yields great rewards, you must check out the Misery Ridge Trail!
Big Cypress National Preserve in southern Florida is great stop when driving in between the Gulf and Atlantic Coast. If you are going to Florida and planning on driving around the state, it is likely that Big Cypress National Preserve is right on the way for you, and you really should check it out!
Kings Canyon National Park preserves a rugged and pristine portion of wilderness in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. Located just north of adjoining Sequoia National Park and to the southeast of Yosemite National Park, this park features deep, glacier-sculpted canyons, waterfalls, meadows, over 20 peaks that exceed 13,000 feet and some of the largest trees in the world!
Moro Rock may not immediately come to mind when you think of visitingSequoia National Park. There is no doubt that the most common reason for visiting this park is because of the trees, and they are impressive. But these trees only grow at an elevation between 5,000 and 7,000 feet, providing the opportunity for amazing views when you are able to get out of the tree cover.
Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park is one such place. It has amazing views, and provided you can navigate through the crowds it only takes a few minutes to get to from where you park your vehicle. Though it requires a bit stair climbing, you are sure to find this part of the park amazing and well worth your time.
If you have the ability to climb a few stairs in the high elevation, Moro Rock is a highly recommended stop in Sequoia National Park!