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Hanging Rock Trail

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 4.4 (42) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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Map Key

2.7

Miles

4.3

KM

Out and Back

2,106' 642 m

High

1,666' 508 m

Low

443' 135 m

Up

440' 134 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Thomas Birch

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 42 votes

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in Danbury

#270

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Photos

View from Hanging Rock
Jan 22, 2016 near Danbury, NC
Pines on Hanging Rock
Jan 22, 2016 near Danbury, NC
Hanging out on Hanging Rock
Jan 22, 2016 near Danbury, NC

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Nov 16, 2021
Caitlin Gonsalves
2.7mi
Nov 6, 2021
Lewis Townsend
Jun 27, 2021
Nicole Mohney-Marshall
MST — 2h 11m
Apr 17, 2021
Donna Moynihan
Oct 17, 2020
Paolo Jacobs
Alot of ppl goin up and down this trail. Beautiful sunny warm day for the Hike tho — 2h 00m
Sep 22, 2020
Mo Ma
Sep 17, 2020
Melissa Anderson
Enjoyed the quiet as the park was empty due to rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Sally. — 2h 04m
Sep 7, 2020
Jerry DeHart
2.7mi — 4h 00m