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Trail

2.7 mile 4.3 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 443' 135 m
Descent: -440' -134 m
High: 2,106' 642 m
Low: 1,666' 508 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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A few muddy spots

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Climb to Hanging Rock with epic views of the NC Piedmont and Sauratown Mountains

Thomas Birch

Features Views

Family Friendly Kids love the view from Hanging Rock. Great spot for a trail picnic.

Overview

This trail leads up the Hanging Rock, the namesake of the surrounding State Park. This dramatic rock outcropping provides outstanding views of the NC Piedmont and Sauratown Mountains.

Need to Know

There are no fences or guard rails at the overlook. Be mindful of small children while at the overlook.

Description

The trail begins on a paved path leading into a small stream valley. As the trail climbs out of the valley the surface is gravel and sand leading up to the mountain ridge above. At the crest of the ridge the trail has a junction with the Wolf Rock Trail.

The trail then follows the ridgeline to the base of Hanging Rock where the cliffs loom over 150 feet above. The trail then leads to the right of Hanging Rock climbing rock steps to the top of Hanging Rock. At the top, the trail then turns to the left, leading to the Hanging Rock overlook.

Flora & Fauna

Look for Ravens, Hawks and Vultures flying around Hanging Rock.

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Apr 21, 2019
Jessica Byerly
2.7mi — 1h 30m
Mar 17, 2019
Joy Haynes
Jan 6, 2019
Evan Stolove
Oct 27, 2018
Aria Green
Did after Moore's Knob 2.7mi
Oct 20, 2018
Jon Hassler
Chili cook off at visitor center when we arrived=full stomach hike... 5.4mi
Oct 7, 2018
Lauren Wagaman
2.7mi
Sep 8, 2018
Sharon Gardner
Camping and hiking with Nate
Sep 1, 2018
Chesley Schwantes

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  4.3 from 24 votes

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