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Not far from the cities of the Triad area, off the four-lane highways there's another North Carolina to be discovered - sheer cliffs and peaks of bare rock, quiet forests and cascading waterfalls, views of the piedmont plateau that stretch for miles. Hike the trails of Hanging Rock State Park and let nature put life's hectic pace in perspective. Rent a vacation cabin and fall asleep to the lullabies of spring peepers and chorus frogs. Join an interpretive program and discover something new about nature's bounty. Rock formations of the small Sauratown Range are impressive, and the view from the old ranger tower location atop Moore's Knob is the best in the region. It also features several of the prettiest waterfalls in this region of North Carolina. Nestled in the hills is a cool mountain lake that beckons to swimmers and fishermen. Picnic areas and campgrounds lend themselves to time spent with family and friends. Hanging Rock State Park awaits you.

backpacking
14 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Nice trail, a little crowded. Could finish this in an hour or so. Great views at the top.

Great view at top, usually crowded but lots of space there

Good workout, take stairs up for a lungburner

hiking
17 days ago

This was a really fun trail to hike for half of a day. I went with a group of seven teenagers, including myself, and three didn't make it to the top. There are a lot of places off the trail to explore and a lot of rocks to climb, so there is plenty of space for adventure. The rock at the top makes the somewhat tiring journey worth it and it's a thrill to climb to the edge. I'd recommend it to all ages looking for moderate hike.

Incredible views! Worth the climb!!!

hiking
28 days ago

Amazing. I can't wait to go back.

hiking
29 days ago

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

Beautiful waterfall as a reward for a hike around one of the trails. The waterfall was not on that particular trail, but a little ways down the road. It's an easy, fast hike to get to. Great for families with small children as they can play in the water during warmer weather.

on Moores Knob Trail

hiking
1 month ago

on Hanging Rock Trail

1 month ago

Recommend trail!

on Hanging Rock Trail

1 month ago

best trail to see the sunset at this park

walking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This is one of the lesser frequented trails at Hanging Rock. It features a cool cave, and you can hear people in the trails and waterfalls below. It is also near a horse trail.

hiking
1 month 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.