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Moore's Wall Loop Trail

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 4.4 (35)

Reach the highest point in Hanging Rock State Park at the top of Moore's Knob.


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4.1

Miles

6.7

KM

Point to Point

2,535' 773 m

High

1,698' 518 m

Low

916' 279 m

Up

914' 278 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Description

This is a strenuous loop trail that leads to the top of Moore's Knob - the highest point in Hanging Rock State Park.

It's recommended to hike this loop in the clockwise direction. The trail starts at the picnic/swimming area at Hanging Rock Lake. The first 1.5 miles follow a beautiful mountain creek valley, passing the junction of the Magnolia Springs Trail at 1.0 miles.

At 1.5 miles, the trail turns to the right and begins a steeper ascent of Moore's Wall. At 2.0 miles, the trail levels out and follows the ridge line of Moore's Wall. Moore's Knob and its observation tower are reached at 2.5 miles, the high point of the loop at 2,572 feet.

Descend from Moore's Knob passing Balanced Rock. The trail continues to descend passing through the family campground and passing meeting itself at the upper end of Hanging Rock Lake. Follow the path beside the lake back to the parking area.

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Thomas Birch

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  4.4 from 35 votes

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Photos

View from the observation tower on Moore's Know - Hanging Rock State Park.
Jan 25, 2016 near Danbury, NC
Looking toward Pilot Mtn.
Oct 13, 2016 near Danbury, NC
The view from Moores Knob - Hanging Rock SP, NC
Jan 25, 2016 near Danbury, NC
Moores Knob Hanging Rock SP, NC.
Jan 25, 2016 near Danbury, NC
View of the lake
May 2, 2018 near Danbury, NC
Moore's Wall Loop Trail.
Feb 23, 2019 near Danbury, NC

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Mar 20, 2021
J Lewis
4.9mi — 2h 24m
Jan 23, 2021
Holly Snyder
Go counterclockwise. Did a little extra with Cooks Wall
Sep 19, 2020
Melissa Anderson
Beautiful brisk day... loved the view from the North Tower. — 2h 57m
Jul 25, 2020
Paolo Jacobs
only for the hardy & young. Not really a trail for small kids or old ppl 4.1mi
Jul 23, 2020
Gavin Bouma
loop and around the lake 6mi
Jul 4, 2020
Shengwei Zhang
4.4mi — 2h 36m
Jan 1, 2020
Morie Newman