Hanging Rock Trail is a 0.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sequoia National Park, CA that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from March until November.
This trail to fantastic views above the General's Hwy of Moro Rock and Hanging Rock is easy to miss; it's from a pullover on Crescent Meadow Rd (not sure if the shuttle stops there, but there were no cars parked in the dirt area as no one really knows about this). Just south of the Giant Forest Museum, turn off the Generals Hwy and go east on Crescent Meadow Rd. After 1.5 miles, turn right following signs for Hanging Rock and Moro Rock. Continue to the small dirt parking area on the right, shortly before the Moro Rock parking lot. There is a burnt out giant sequoia at the trailhead. The hike to Hanging Rock has some of the park’s best views of Moro Rock. Only 0.35 miles round trip, the hike surprises you with an up-close view of a balanced boulder on the rim of the canyon. The trailhead sign to Hanging Rock lists 0.1 miles. Follow the single track as it turns sharply to the left and then right up a ridge toward Hanging Rock. As you move up slope, there are two overlooks on the left. Step off the main trail at the first one and look east toward an awesome view of Moro Rock. In between is a nice big boulder hump you can climb that offers spectacular views of Moro Rock. Both this easy trail and the trail up Moro Rock are not to miss! Enjoy!