Wolf Rock Loop Trail is a 3.1 mile loop trail located near Danbury, NC that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
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Directions from Danbury, NC: Hanging Rock State Park is located in Stokes County, 4 miles northwest of Danbury. The park entrance is on Moore's Spring Road SR 1001, which lies between NC 8/89 east of the park and NC 66 west of the park. After passing the park entrance turn right and follow the main park road for approximately 1.8 miles turning left into a picnic area and parking lot. Begin on the wide descending Hanging Rock Trail. At about .3 mile Wolf Rock Loop Trail begins.
A nice way to connect Hanging Rock and Moore's Knob into one big loop. Also a must if you are trying to complete the park's 'Five Peaks.'
Wolf Rock Trail is really a connector trail between the Hanging Rock Trail and the Cook's Wall Trail and you start at the Hanging Rock Trail and take a right half way up toward Wolf Rock and then go down the Chestnut Oak Nature Trail. You could also hike up to it from the parking lot along the Chestnut Oak Nature Trail, then down the Magnolia Springs trail and take a right at the stream at the bottom to take you back to the parking lot and make another loop trail. Most of the trail is wooded with some exposed views near Wolf Rock but there are better viewing spots along other trails at Hanging Rock State Park. A good connector, but not enough bang for your buck to hike it by itself. Note there seem to be duplicate entries for this trail.