Located on the Generals Highway between Hospital Rock Picnic Area and the Giant Forest Museum, this viewpoint offers stunning views of Moro Rock and the steep elevation change from the foothills to granite peaks. The foothills are an often overlooked area of the park, but they are a vital and diverse landscape. During the cooler months, deer and bears often move downhill to find food. Reptiles, birds, and small mammals live there year round. It is not uncommon to spot foxes in the early evening and twilight hours.
The craggy rock formation across the canyon is known as Castle Rocks. Far from any nearby trail, it's best viewed from a distance. In winter, look for snow dusting the tops of the spires.
Be very careful when pulling out. Highway speeds are often high and visibility is limited.
There are no designated parking spaces at this vista point. The sidewalk to the viewpoint is smooth concrete on a moderate slope without handrails.