Explore the frontcountry peaks of California's first National Park, home of the Giant Sequoias, the largest trees in the world. All peaks are accessible off of the Generals Highway (except Paradise Peak) and all have official trails to the summits (except Mount Silliman).


Highest peak

Alta Peak

11,204 ft / 3,414 m

Most prominent peak

Paradise Peak

885 ft / 269 m

Most summited peak

Moro Rock

75 summits

Most difficult peak

Moro Rock

Class 1

Difficulty breakdown

Class 1/2 2 peaks

Top climbing months

August   16%

June   15%

July   15%

"We climbed Silliman as a Sierra Club WTC experience trip over Labor Day weekend led by Gideon Strich and Jen Blackie. The (Class 2) friction slabs were exactly as advertised, but the weather was perfect, the air was clear, and the views, glacial lakes, and altitude were breathtaking!" - Mount Silliman, ctrain2018, Sep 2, 2018
"Quick peak after a long day of hiking and being my second summit. Didn't stay long and wish I did despite the beautiful views at the top. I wanted to get back before dark and get up early enough to enjoy a longer (17 mile) hike the next day in all daylight." - Buena Vista Peak, ionahraqs, Aug 19, 2018
"The wildfires from Yosemite were less intense, but still a bit overcast. Despite that, gorgeous views, minimal to no traffic (save for the couple playing lawn darts & blasting loud elevator music), and a decent but easy climb. Gorgeous, peaceful views." - Big Baldy, ionahraqs, Aug 18, 2018
"as part of our camping vacation in Sequoia National Park, we did the Moro Rock 'hike'. Up the 300+ stairs, with a lot of other visitors going up/down. The views at the top were of course spectacular, including a great view of the Sierra Mountain range, and the valley below Moro Rock with the windy General's Highway." - Moro Rock, marc, Jun 26, 2018
"California. Climbed the stairs at the end of the day after visiting the sequioa trees. Nice stairs and views of setting sun. Saw at car park that I forgot to switch out lights on car, luckily battery was not empty." - Moro Rock, Pieter, Aug 17, 2017