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Hanging Rock State Park

1790 Hanging Rock Park Rd., Danbury, NC 27699
+1 919-733-4181
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A Slice of Paradise

If you go anywhere in the park, go to the waterfall. It is a bit of a hike but a great cardio... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ingrid s
United States
Nice place away from hectic life

The place is very nice and maintained. There are totally five trails. We went on a Sunday evening... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shrawan S
via mobile
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Waterfalls, Hidden Falls, Window Falls, Dan Post, Hiking, Trails, pet friendly, mountain, hanging Rock formation
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank ingrid s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 10 September 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 9 September 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

1  Thank D2958ZXgarym
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I stayed in Greensboro and drove here (1hr) for a hiking day trip on a Wednesday during mid August. It was not crowded at all. Always plan to visit state and national parks during the week, if possible. I can't get over how many attractions,...More

2  Thank Queen J
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Hiked to lower cascade falls this afternoon with my wife and 17 yr old son. This is an easy hike if you are in reasonable shape and a beautiful waterfall to view. There were a few families at the falls and some young children playing...More

Thank D J
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

World Class State Park that you enter for free!!!! There is a visitor center that provides some maps to the many hiking trails, and also contains a museum and excellent facilities. The staff were knowledgeable and clearly proud of their Park - with absolutely every...More

Thank Anthony P
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26 August 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
19 April 2017|
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Response from Judy F | Reviewed this property |
It's free! Just be careful!
Luana H
26 October 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.