Hanging Rock Trail

MODERATE 194 reviews
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Hanging Rock Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Danbury, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
659 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wildlife

muddy

rocky

scramble

Hanging Rock Trail is a 1.3 mile trail (one-way), 2.6 mile (out-and-back). Very well-traveled. If you're not concerned with crowds, this is a good hike.

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1 day ago

Great climb! Great views! LOTS of people.

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1 day ago

Decent trail, nice views, made so most anyone can make it to the top. Very busy.

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10 days ago

Awesome. There was an amazing view at the top.

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19 days ago

Moderately difficult hike with an incredible payoff. A little busy for my taste, but a good challenge, nice distance, and a beautiful scene once you get to the Hanging Rock vista.

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1 month ago

As a former regular hiker starting over, this was a great trail to complete as a beginner. Challenging enough to feel accomplished but still do-able. Well worth the beautiful views at the top. Very heavy traffic, be prepared for a lack of trail etiquette.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Not a hike to be underestimated. if you're like me and you hike/walk quickly you'll definitely be sweaty at the top (depending on the season). I've made it to the top and back in 40 minutes so it's not too bad. There will be plenty of people at the top so don't expect to have a nice quiet view, you'll get nothing but conversation and kids crying. Truthfully I'd love this hike if it weren't for the obnoxiousness of other patrons at the park.