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Hanging Rock State Park

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Address: 1790 Hanging Rock Park Rd., Danbury, NC 27699
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+1 919-733-4181
10:00 - 17:45
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Mon 11:00 - 17:45
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:45

Waterfalls, Hidden Falls, Window Falls, Dan Post, Hiking, Trails, pet...

Waterfalls, Hidden Falls, Window Falls, Dan Post, Hiking, Trails, pet friendly, mountain, hanging Rock formation

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Wonderful hike!

Well maintained and marked trails (many choices-will have to return!), beautiful views. Lake and swimming area look beautiful.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Kathy F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Well maintained and marked trails (many choices-will have to return!), beautiful views. Lake and swimming area look beautiful.

Thank Kathy F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a spontaneous solo trip to Hanging Rock to kill a few hours while my daughter had her interview and portfolio presentation for admission into UNCSA. Planned to do just a few of the easy trails but park ranger talked me into doing the hanging rock trail. Trail starts off paved, turns to gravel and then finishes with a scramble... More 

Thank txshadow
King, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An awesome place to go in the summer. I can't walk the trails because I'm on oxygen, but I love going up to see the different artist that hang their pictures in the info station. The farmers market they have started having every summer is great!!

Thank Judy F
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful park, great trails and scenic views throughout the surrounding area. You'll find this about a 1 hour drive from Greensboro. Wonderful place that makes North Carolina a top state.

Thank Flyby0161
Climax, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

All of the State Parks in North Carolina should be on your travel list, however when it comes to a getaway for hiking or camping, Hanging Rock is my pick. There are 20 miles of good hiking trails here, ranging from beginners to someone who wants a challenge. I never get tired of coming to this park, whether I’m riding... More 

Thank climaxnc
West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

this was honestly such an amazing trip for us, climbing up was totally worth it, the view is gorgeous, the river is amazing and the waterfalls are just stunning, my favorite place in North Carolina, want to go back.

Thank delbin n
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

OK, nice day hike to hanging rock. We were there on cloudy day after it rained. Went to Hidden Falls which was OK, then Lower Cascade Falls as recommended by ranger. WOW!! Hidden gem.

Thank Brandy P
Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Came for First Hike 2017. Lots and lots of hiking trails, but the trail map is not really helpful. Never did get to our first goal, but hiked to a couple of water falls, and thoroughly enjoyed that. Take a hiking staff to make it easier. The small shelters made us wish we had brought lunch, and will next time... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Hanging Rock State Park is perfect for all ages. I was worried because our youngest hiker was 4, but either the hike was just moderate enough, or she is a rock star! The park has many trails, but for this day trip and our group we decided to do the hike to Hanging Rock (which makes sense for our first... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Hiked 2 trails in this park, Hanging Rock Trail and Indian Creek Trail, easy to moderate. Come early, can be crowded on the weekends. Great foliage in the fall.

Thank rckreyes302016

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