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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.

3 days ago

7 days ago

I did the 5 peak challenge. Phenomenal views and so exciting to complete. I'm a Rock Star.

This place was awesome. My wife and I did that today and had a blast.

Nice waterfalls, a little crowded even when there is just a couple groups present. Stairs can be a bit tough coming back, a lot of them and steep. The dogs loved the cool water.

12 days ago

Lots of elevation in some places but totally worth it. Nice scenic routes in between the steep bits. Great view at the top. Stairs kind of suck on the way down, but it was awesome! Took the hanging rock trail and connected with moored knob through another route so it was about a 7ish mile hike after getting back across the lake back to the car. Fun day.

Was expecting it to be a lot harder !! Loved it

15 days ago

This is a nice hike to all 5 peaks at Hanging Rock State Park. If you go counter-clockwise, you'll face the hardest climb first, with pretty much a mile of stairs to climb to get to the top of Moore's Knob. Approaching it clockwise leaves Moore's Knob til last, and then the ascent is about a 2 mile climb with a lot of rocks and scrambling - your choice! Have fun!

Fun, but a lot of elevation and treacherous footing.

Super awesome hike!

16 days ago

First time on this trail. Very enjoyable, and I saw nobody after I passed the falls.
I was there on an 89-degree day, but because the hike is almost entirely under the trees in a dense forest. it was not hot and doable.

16 days ago

Moderately difficult hike, lots of stairs for the knees but beautiful views and scenery. The top is well worth the energy.

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