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Mountain Bike Trails – Ring-Necked Trail

Wolf Rock at Hanging Rock State Park
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Mountain Bike Trails – Ring-Necked Trail

Mountain bike trails at Hanging Rock State Park. Photo by L. Arrington.

The trail begins at the interim parking lot at 2568 Moores Spring Road. Walk your bike across the crosswalk; use caution when crossing Moores Spring Road. The trail's surface is gravel, dirt, and rock. Follow Kingsnake Trail for 300 feet, then the trail begins on the left. The trail parallels Cascade Creek then goes past bluffs of the Dan River, before leading uphill through forested hills.

Trail Location: 
Interim parking lot – 2568 Moores Spring Road
Trail Length: 
3.00 miles
Trail Type: 
one way
Trail Difficulty: 
intermediate biking
Trail Use: 
Trail Surface: 
natural surface
Trail Blaze: 
white triangles

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
Danbury, NC 27016



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