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

70 summits

Most difficult peak

Moro Rock

Class 1

Difficulty breakdown

Class 1/2 2 peaks

Top climbing months

June   16%

August   15%

July   15%

"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
"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
"Started about 8:10am from Wolverton Trailhead arrived Alta Peak ~12:30pm; Heading to Pear Lake ~1:40pm and down to Pear Lake northern end ~3:30pm; Back to Trailhead 6:10pm via The Watchtower." - Alta Peak, keung, Aug 28, 2016
"Started at 7:00 from Wolverton. Met a bear and her child right near the start of the trail. Last two miles were really challenging for us and took almost three hours. Made it to the summit at 12:00 am. Great people across the trail. Came back to parking at 04:15 pm. " - Alta Peak, Vadym, Oct 4, 2014
"Nice dayhike out of Lodgepole. Views from the summit are astounding; my favorite so far in the range. Minarets to Mineral King. 1000 feet of slab was fun. Got a bit off track coming down above Silliman Meadow, but made it down without incident. Another perfect day." - Mount Silliman, edg, Aug 17, 2014