Hanging Rock Trail

MODERATE 116 reviews
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Hanging Rock Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Danbury, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.5 miles 659 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wildlife

muddy

rocky

scramble

Hanging Rock Trail is a 1.3 mile trail (one-way), 2.6 mile (out-and-back). Very well-traveled. If you're not concerned with crowds, this is a good hike.

Beautiful scenery. Lots of off trails to go climb and have some fun. I just hate that people throw their trash down everywhere.

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8 days ago

Recommend trail!

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14 days ago

My favorite park on Earth. Take time to try all of the trails! The Hanging Rock Trail does get steep towards the top, but I have seen people of different abilities make it up there at their own pace. The best view is not from the main rock but from the grouping of rocks just to the right. Less crowding there and a perfect spot for lunch.

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22 days ago

Defitnitly Recommend it !

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The stairs can leave you winded, so pace yourself through there. The view is great, with enough room to where you can find your own quiet spot if you go early enough. I started before 9 am and there were only two others on the rock when I got up there. Left the rock around 11 and there were about a dozen. Probably 20 more people on their way up as I came down. Good for families.

2 months ago

Good half day hike. Lots of people during peak season.

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trail running
3 months ago

Beautiful trail with changing views and challenging elevation-Loved it.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail in the northern part of the state