Hanging Rock Trail

EASY 13 reviews
#29 of 84 trails in

Hanging Rock Trail is a 0.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sequoia National Park, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
0.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
141 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

forest

views

wildlife

no dogs

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

As mentioned by other reviewers great view of Moro rock. Hiked to the end of the track and it ended at a communications building and the view wasn't worth the additional time

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Great view of Morro Rock and trail to get there. It's a great spot for a lunch or snack break.

2 months ago

3 months ago

Don't miss this if you go to Moro Rock. Not the same drama as Moro but hardly anyone there. Great spot for picnic lunch!!

4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

This was a nice addition to our hike back to the museum from Morro Rock, as that road is currently closed for this trail but you can hike in. That is..on 04/01/17 the road was closed. We saw the sign on our hike back down from Morro Rock and it was only .1 miles from the trail we were on, so we went for it. We went off the trail once, as the trail isn't marked great right now. There was a lot of brush covering the trail, fallen trees, and some snow...but we ended up making it to the top just fine..and we were hiking with a baby! It's a short hike that's worth the 20 minutes round trip out of your way for the amazing view you get. I wouldn't hike in just for this trail, but it was a nice addition to see on our way out. Also, somewhat steep going up, but that could mostly be my jelly legs from hiking Morro Rock before this one.

7 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Good views of Moro Rock and other mountains. Not much of a trail. The "hanging rock" itself is not worth the very little effort to get there.

hiking
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

This trail to fantastic views above the General's Hwy of Moro Rock and Hanging Rock is easy to miss; it's from a pullover on Crescent Meadow Rd (not sure if the shuttle stops there, but there were no cars parked in the dirt area as no one really knows about this). Just south of the Giant Forest Museum, turn off the Generals Hwy and go east on Crescent Meadow Rd. After 1.5 miles, turn right following signs for Hanging Rock and Moro Rock. Continue to the small dirt parking area on the right, shortly before the Moro Rock parking lot. There is a burnt out giant sequoia at the trailhead. The hike to Hanging Rock has some of the park’s best views of Moro Rock. Only 0.35 miles round trip, the hike surprises you with an up-close view of a balanced boulder on the rim of the canyon. The trailhead sign to Hanging Rock lists 0.1 miles. Follow the single track as it turns sharply to the left and then right up a ridge toward Hanging Rock. As you move up slope, there are two overlooks on the left. Step off the main trail at the first one and look east toward an awesome view of Moro Rock. In between is a nice big boulder hump you can climb that offers spectacular views of Moro Rock. Both this easy trail and the trail up Moro Rock are not to miss! Enjoy!