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Hanging Rock State Park

1790 Hanging Rock Park Rd., Danbury, NC 27699
+1 919-733-4181
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Steep but great

We are in fairly good shape but the hike to the top was still pretty challenging for us! Great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Becca S
Cary, North Carolina
via mobile
Lovely Park - beatiful views

Just a beautiful well keep park. Absolutely beautiful ride going up the mountain to the visitors... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
laidbackracing f
Charleston, South Carolina
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Waterfalls, Hidden Falls, Window Falls, Dan Post, Hiking, Trails, pet friendly, mountain, hanging Rock formation
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  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“hiking trails” (24 reviews)
“cascade falls” (10 reviews)
“day trip” (22 reviews)
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1790 Hanging Rock Park Rd., Danbury, NC 27699
+1 919-733-4181

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are in fairly good shape but the hike to the top was still pretty challenging for us! Great views and killer exercise on way up! Clean area and worth the visit.

Thank Becca S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a beautiful well keep park. Absolutely beautiful ride going up the mountain to the visitors center in the fall. They have Camping and cabins. Swimming in a beautiful lake in the summer, boat rentals and concessions on weekends only in spring and fall. Open...More

Thank laidbackracing f
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Strenuous hike for me but when you reach the top it is so fulfilling because its absolutely gorgeous especially because its fall!

Thank Nicole Anne J
Reviewed October 9, 2017

If you go anywhere in the park, go to the waterfall. It is a bit of a hike but a great cardio workout especially heading back. Gorgeous falls in a tranquil, peaceful setting. You feel like you are in paradise.

1  Thank ingrid s
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

The place is very nice and maintained. There are totally five trails. We went on a Sunday evening for one of the trail, which was 2.6 miles stretch up and down. At the top of Mountain the hanging rocks are sitting. The views from top...More

Thank Shrawan S
Reviewed October 5, 2017

Everyone comes to Hanging Rock to climb the appropriately named Hanging Rock Trail and view Hanging Rock itself. Yes, it's beautiful. I have made this hike several times and I really enjoy it. However, last time I went, I parked near the lake and hiked...More

1  Thank calivianya
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

It is a 2.6 round-trip mile hike up to the top, but we enjoyed it. Miles of other trails are available, leading to waterfalls which, on this day, were unspectacular. Restrooms are available, and there is lots of parking space at the visitor’s center.

Thank jdclarksr
Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

I went hiking with my Chihuahua on a Saturday. The park is beautiful. Trails are well maintained and clearly marked. Seemed very isolated at times(good news/band news). Great views , rock formations, beautiful lake, picnic area. Better than I expected

Thank Sue L
Reviewed September 10, 2017

This is my new favorite trail at Hanging Rock State Park. If you do any hiking or exercising on a regular basis, you won't have any trouble hiking this trail. However I would not recommend it for beginners who never exercise or who are recovering...More

Thank CarolinasGal
Reviewed September 8, 2017

Hanging Rock State Park might well be the best all-around park the North Carolina system. It doesn’t boast the highest peak, or the tallest dunes, or a Civil War stronghold, but it’s got just about everything one could want when it comes to outdoor activities,...More

2  Thank D2958ZXgarym
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August 25, 2017|
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Response from CarolinasGal | Reviewed this property |
The rock garden trail is good for kids plus it has a waterfall to view as well. Then drive over to the Tory's den parking lot to see the cave and waterfall which is incredible. There is a bit of elevation but kids can... More
Erika J
April 19, 2017|
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Response from Judy F | Reviewed this property |
It's free! Just be careful!
Luana H
October 25, 2016|
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Response from traysea77 | Reviewed this property |
no. I would advise against it. the trails are steep in some areas with lots of roots. if you have a little one, I'd suggest using a wearable baby carrier.