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August Schedule for Lake Swimming Area   

Due to seasonal staffing issues brought about by the new school year, the lake swimming area at Hanging Rock State Park will be closed August 23rd - 25th, and August 29 - September 2.  Otherwise, the area will be open every day in August, as well as the three-day Labor Day weekend, September 3-5.

After Labor Day, swimming will be closed for the season.  Boat rentals will still be available on weekends only through the end of October.

Please contact the park for more information.

 Posted on: Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 10:54am
Trails

Hiking

A hiking trail network that is picturesque and diverse covers more than 18 miles and leads to mountain views, rock outcrops, waterfalls and even a mountain cave. Rounding out the fare are a mountain biking network and a wheelchair-accessible exploration.

Mountain Biking

Enjoy riding your mountain bike on single track, with rock ledges, fast flow, stream crossings, and great views of the Sauratown Mountains. Four trails offer 8.4 miles of intermediate riding—Land of the Lost, Major Tom, Original Loop, and North Side trails. Hiking is also allowed on the trails, although hikers should yield to mountain bikers using this trail. All trails begin at the parking lot next to “The Farmhouse” located at 2700 Moore’s Springs Rd. Westfield, NC 27053. Advanced and beginner level trails are being developed now and will be constructed in the near future.

 

Chestnut Oak Nature Trail
Location:
Description:
Point of Interest:
Length:
0.70 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Moderate
Blaze:
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Cook's Wall Trail
Location:
Description:
Point of Interest:
Length:
2.20 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Moderate
Blaze:
white diamond
Cook's Wall Trail at Hanging Rock State Park
Surface:
Fishing Path
Location:
Description:
Point of Interest:
Length:
1.00 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
Surface:
Hanging Rock Trail
Location:
Description:
Point of Interest:
Length:
1.30 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Moderate
Blaze:
orange circle
Surface:
Hidden Falls Trail
Location:
Description:
Point of Interest:
Length:
0.40 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Easy
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Surface:
Contact:

Hanging Rock State Park

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
DanburyNC 27016
Phone336-593-8480
hanging.rock@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.411906
Longitude: -80.254120

Park Hours:

December, January, February: 7am - 7pm
March, April: 7am - 9pm
May, June, July, August, September: 7am - 10pm
October: 7am - 9pm
November: 7am - 8pm

Camping and cabin guests must arrive prior to the closing hour, after which the park gate is closed for the night.

The park is closed Christmas Day.

Swimming
(Summer months only. Hours may vary slightly due to staff availability. Diving platform may be closed due to staffing, please inquire with staff for hours)
Monday: 11am - 5:45pm
Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 5:45pm
(Fee charged for all swimmers. Free swim from 5-5:45 pm)

Boat Rentals and Concession Stand
Weekends only in spring and fall (10am - 5:30pm)
Daily during summer months

Park Visitor Center
9am - 4:45pm daily