Place

Amphitheater Point

A curving rock wall sits above an asphalt highway. In the distance tall crags of rock can be seen
Amphitheater point is a great place for a photograph!

Quick Facts

Audio Description, Benches/Seating, Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Parking - Auto, Recycling, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Trash/Litter Receptacles, Wheelchair Accessible

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.

Castle Rocks

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.

Safety

Be very careful when pulling out. Highway speeds are often high and visibility is limited.

Accessibility

There are no designated parking spaces at this vista point. The sidewalk to the viewpoint is smooth concrete on a moderate slope without handrails.

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks