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A short trek to the Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory, which offers 360 views of the surrounding area.


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1.3

Miles

2.1

KM

Point to Point

3,783' 1,153 m

High

3,463' 1,055 m

Low

391' 119 m

Up

146' 45 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views

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You'll go uphill as you leave the parking lot, following the trail for about 1 mile until you reach the observatory. Awesome views from the top and the potential to see birds of prey.

Flora & Fauna

Raptors

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Katie Wardinski

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in Waiteville

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in Waiteville

#11

in West Virginia

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View from Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory.
Nov 24, 2022 near Union, WV
View from Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory.
Sep 4, 2020 near Union, WV
Inside the Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory.
Sep 4, 2020 near Union, WV

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