Hanging Rock Overlook Trail

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Hanging Rock Overlook Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Paint Bank, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from April until October.

0.9 miles
157 feet
Out & Back


nature trips





A quick easy 0.7 mile hike to a astonishingly beautiful overlook.  Vastly underrated considering I don't know a soul who'd ever done it.  It's maybe a bit out of the way, but quite easy to get to.

6 days ago

I wish I could have spent some time enjoying the overlook but soon after getting there a thunderstorm moved in. By the time I hustled back to the truck I was soaked but this was still an incredible outing! No one else on the trail which was nice, there is a small area suitable to camp with a fire ring, would love to spend a day there hanging out.

21 days ago

Amazing hike!! About three miles off of route 311 down a dirt road with some pot holes. Parking area is small just a few cars would be able to fit. There’s a small rock fire ring and camp site not far down the trail from the trial head. Trail was easy to follow and opens up to some amazing views. Highly recommend for a quick trip if in the area.

4 months ago

Terrific out of the way light and easy leg stretcher with a terrific overlook for a payoff. Trail is not heavily used and can be tricky to follow from time to time. Parking lot probably holds room for 4-5 vehicles. Great views West off Potts Mountain. Potts Mountain Road can be a bumpy ride from time to time but it's the out of the way feel that keeps the crowds way down!