Much Bigger than a Boat

Morro Rock overlooking boats in the Morro Bay harbor, California

The boats in Morro Bay give you an idea of the size of Morro Rock, which closes off the north end of Morro Bay, overlooking the city of Morro Bay. Morro Rock is 576 feet high, but that means it's the smallest of nine major volcanic hills lined up along California 1 between Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. The volcanos are long gone, but the rocks that they created remain.