Hanging Rock Trail

EASY 19 reviews
#2 of 4 trails in

Hanging Rock Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Powers, Oregon that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
285 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

hiking
1 day ago

The view was amazing! We did the longer route about 3 miles one way so I would consider this as hard hike but everything was worth it.

hiking
26 days ago

Was t able to reach the trail due to fire concerns and logging trucks on a one vehicle road.

hiking
26 days ago

Beautiful views. Views from the top are stunning.

I would not recommend turning on Rock Creek. Go into Powers and GPS will reroute you. About 10 minutes past Rock Creek on 42.

9 months ago

Gorgeous views!!! Easy hike. Bring water, phone or camera. And maybe a blanket to spread out if you want to hang out just to just soak it all in (highly recommended)

hiking
10 months ago

Although the roads are in rough condition to get to the trail head (mainly just the last couple miles), the hike was completely worth the trek. First I recommend stopping along the way to the various waterfall viewpoints the park offers. The hanging rock trail itself is in good condition and leads you through a forest where a fire came through in the early 2000's so some of the older growth still has char marks on the base, which is cool to look at. The path is a reasonably steep climb, so if you are coming with kids prepare for some pit stops along the way to catch your breath. Once you get to the top the view is phenomenal. If heights don't bother you carefully go onto hanging rock because the viewpoint is one of a kind for such a short hike. Regarding the roads, we went with friends and we both had Subaru foresters - if possible I recommend a suv type vehicle. If that's not possible you can feel it out or find a place to park on the shoulder of the road farther down. Make sure you do that before the road gets too narrow, otherwise cars won't be able to get around you. The biggest problem with the road is huge divots and uneven surface.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Awesome Trail, amazing views, clear path and well kept. The drive there on the NFD roads are another story. Not a terrible drive but some crazy roads, luckily I had nobody coming the opposite way or else you are in a bad spot. Highly Recommend.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Beautiful area!

Sunday, May 07, 2017

This place is amazing! Easy hike with stunning views! I don't have an issue with heights normally but crawling out on this rock gave me some. Pretty freaky.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

One of our favorite hikes, beautiful views!

hiking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

The trail was clean and easy to follow. My family enjoyed it.

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