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Riverbluffs Trail

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Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 2:30pm
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 3:00pm
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 1:00pm

Riverbluffs Trail

Kayaker on the play waves at the Dan River at Hanging Rock State Park. Photo by D. Cook.

This trail begins at the Dan River access parking lot, located at 1258 Flinchum Road. The trail's surface is dirt and sand. It is a mostly level loop trail that follows alongside the Dan River, past the "matrimony point" rock formation and the "play waves," before passing an old homesite. Keen hikers can spot old tobacco rows being erased by a tulip poplar forest.

Trail Location: 
Dan River access parking lot – 1258 Flinchum Road
Trail Length: 
1.30 miles
Trail Type: 
Trail Difficulty: 
Trail Use: 
Trail Surface: 
natural surface
Trail Blaze: 
red hexagons

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
Danbury, NC 27016



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GPS: 36.411906, -80.254120


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.

(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