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hiking
25 days ago

We went during Easter weekend and wow was it crowded!! So many dogs too. I brought my 2 dogs and they loved it too. The first part was paved and the closer you get to hanging rock- the steeper it is.

hiking
26 days ago

A good hike with scenic views. We hiked this on a Saturday and there were way too many people for us. Would hike it again during the week.

The trail has about 200 semi steep steps but very easily done and well worth the hike!

I loved this hike. We did it on a super foggy day which made it crazy creepy. Loved it

walking
2 months ago

Combined this hike and Hanging Rock in same afternoon, both great hikes!

2 months ago

Very easy but fun and great views!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Just went yesterday (jan 4th). Pretty cold and windy so there was not many other people out. The hike is nice and the view from the peak is awesome. If you are going another great thing to check out is cascade falls which is only 0.3miles from the visitor center and is even handy-cap assessable. The falls are really pretty and are frozen right now.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful winter hike with my college age kids. We walked fast due to the subzero temps but it was not too strenuous and definitely worth it. Great views without the leaves on the trees, very peaceful spot - just what we needed on a bright winter’s day.

Easy and pretty!! Beautiful falls at the bottom. We did the Hanging Rock trail and then this one. Do them Both!

Pleasantly surprised! The view from the top was much better than expected. We went in mid December and there wasn’t anyone else on the trail. I’m sure really pretty when all the leaves and foliage come back.

An amazing trail! On a cold day in December we enjoyed a couple of rock climbers! A great day!

Excellent views and beautiful rock face. Not difficult, just narrow at times.

Beautiful view from the top, especially during autumn foliage. Lots of stairs but totally worth it when you finally reach the top!

One direction will have you climbing up rocks, the other (starting at the trail head towards the pinnacle) will put you climbing up steps. A cool trip through the boulder fields but definitely a challenging hike.

An easy, pretty hike, but not a very well-known one. I did this one solo when I wanted some isolation, and I literally saw no one else on the whole loop. I'd like to come back with my dog and take her to the dog park nearby before we hike.

I would describe this as "moderate" rather than "hard." Lots of diversity for such a small area. The parking area at the top is usually crowded, but take the Jomeokee Trail around the actual knob and you'll get some great, less trafficked views. This is probably the best hike within an hour of Winston-Salem

the view was incredible and while at the top a young couple asked me to take their picture, while I was taking the picture the young man got down on his knee and asked her to marry him!!!!! it was a beautiful experience!!

hiking
5 months ago

Thanks to a very helpful woman in the visitor center, I took a loop that included Hanging Rock Trail to Wolf Rock Trail to Cooks Wall Trail to the end, and then backtracked to Magnolia trail to Moore’s loop trail to the parking lot. This was a beautiful trip that was about 6.5 miles and took me about 3 hours to complete. The trail type was very diverse, continuously changing from the paved uphill climb of Hanging Rock trail to a meandering packed earth walk through the woods to narrow, steep and uneven rocky climbs. If you are an intermediate to advanced hiker who enjoys hearing nothing other than the crunch of the leaves under your hiking boots and the sound of your own breath then you’ll LOVE this trail! I didn’t see one single person for over three hours (1st person spotted ~1/2 mile from parking lot), but I did get the joy of seeing a doe, a few squirrels and a couple of fat songbirds. I would not recommend this trail to a brand new hiker, or if doing several flights of stairs is difficult for you. It had an elevation climb of over 1000 ft. The trails were excellently marked, however I did find a couple of the signs confusing. Plan ahead and know the trail markers you are looking for and you will be fine. The views were spectacular, and I personally love that most of the trail is in the woods. With most of the leaves down definitely dress in layers, wear sunscreen and bring plenty of water and snacks. Also would recommend starting before lunch during the fall or winter to be sure to be off the trails before dark. HIGHLY RECOMMEND ⭐️

hiking
5 months ago

Thanks to a very helpful woman in the visitor center, I took a loop that included Hanging Rock Trail to Wolf Rock Trail to Cooks Wall Trail & backtrack to Magnolia trail to Moore’s loop trail to the parking lot. This was a beautiful trip that was about 6.5 miles and took me about 3 hours to complete. The trail type was very diverse, continuously changing from the paved uphill climb of Hanging Rock trail to a meandering packed earth walk through the woods to narrow, steep & uneven rocky climbs. If you are an intermediate to advanced hiker who enjoys hearing nothing other than the crunch of the leaves under your hiking boots and the sound of your own breath then you’ll LOVE this trail! I didn’t see one single person for over three hours (1st person spotted ~1/2 mile from parking lot), but I did get the joy of seeing a doe, a few squirrels and a couple of fat songbirds. I would not recommend this trail to a brand new hiker, or if doing several flights of stairs is difficult for you. It had an elevation climb of over 1000 ft. The trails were excellently marked, however I did find a couple of the signs confusing. Plan ahead and know the trail markers you are looking for and you will be fine. The views were spectacular, and I personally love that most of the trail is in the woods. With most of the leaves down definitely dress in layers, wear sunscreen and bring plenty of water & snacks. Also would recommend starting before lunch during the fall or winter to be sure to be off the trails before dark. HIGHLY RECOMMEND ⭐️

hiking
5 months ago

This was a good stroll through the woods. It would be good for trail running. No views except at the parking lot. Two small running creeks today. Looks like their might be one more small one in the spring.

Also signs say 3.5 miles one way but GPS for round trip said 6.1. Not sure which one is correct.

Great trail when you are looking for a beautiful walk in the woods.

hiking
5 months ago

Went earlier this morning, it was quiet and serene, great for adventuring with your dog and a camera. *TRAVEL ADVISORY* Make sure your vehicle can cross potential waterways/creek-beds in order to access the park.

more strenuous than I expected. views were just ok in my opinion. quite a workout if you're outta shape.

hiking
5 months ago

This place totally sucked. Smallest waterfall I've ever seen and the cave was even worse. Complete waste of time. With so many other great sites at Hanging Rock why waste your time here.

Waterfall was amazingly beautiful

hiking
6 months ago

Did this as a loop with cooks wall, very secluded and private. The leaves looked great.

hiking
6 months ago

very secluded.

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