Hanging Rock Trail

MODERATE 168 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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9 days ago

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

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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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27 days ago

Absolutely stunning views and sunset

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1 month ago

Well worth the treat, but the stone steps were a killer in 85 degree temps.

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1 month ago

I took my mom here for one of her first "moderate" hikes and she did pretty well but definitely made a few stops going up hill. The amount of trash left behind by people in this park is insane though. It's a free park, so if you care enough please bring a trash bag along and help clean up!

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2 months ago

Beautiful mountain views. Moderately hard trail/incline. Gorgeous, FREE park. Enjoyed very much and highly recommend.

2 months ago

while it is a bit short the elevation+the view make up for it. Overall one of the better trails in NC and the first one we hiked using this app.