Near Lodgepole Village, Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Middle Fork Canyon
Despite its open appearance, the Middle Fork Canyon of the Kaweah River is nearly as deep as Arizona’s Grand Canyon. The summit of Moro Rock is 4,000 vertical feet above the canyon floor, and east of here the canyon is even deeper. The steep terrain of this region made pioneer access extremely difficult. Only after the construction of the Generals Highway, 1921-1926, did Giant Forest become easily accessible.
Location. 36° 32.685′ N, 118° 45.26′ W. Marker is near Lodgepole Village, Sequoia National Park, California, in Tulare County. Marker can be reached from Moro Rock/Crescent Meadow Road. Click for map. This marker is found near the summit of Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park. Moro Rock can be reached from Moro Rock/Crescent Meadow Road by taking the Moro Rock Loop to the Moro Rock trailhead. From there
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 0.7 miles away); For the Good of the Giants (approx. 1.7 miles away); Cattle Cabin (approx. 1.8 miles away); General Sherman Tree (approx. 2.5 miles away); Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks (approx. 4.3 miles away); Battle Mountain (approx. 9.9 miles away).
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