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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.
This is NOT an "easy" trail as it is labeled in alltrails.com. It is moderate to strenuous, with 4 stream crossing where you'll need either waterproof shoes, or are planning on removing your shoes. That said, it is a gorgeous path worth the effort - the rhododendron was not in bloom, but I can only imagine what a trail it would be when it was. The most brutal part of the trail is the last .5 mile - the stairs never seem to end!! :)A good workout trail.