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Main Water Line Break -- Restrooms and Water Faucets Out of Order   

Due to a break in the main water line, the restrooms are currently closed at Hanging Rock State Park.  Drinking water is also unavailable.  Portable toilets are located in the parking lots at the Visitor Center and at the Lake, but we highly advise visitors to bring plenty of drinking water with them until we can complete repairs.  This message will be removed when the water is restored.

 Posted on: Friday, June 22, 2018
Swimming Area Operations Schedule   

The lakefront swimming area, boating and refreshment stand at Hanging Rock State Park will be open from Saturday, May 26 until Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.  It will then close and reopen on Friday, June 1, and be open daily throughout the summer.   Hours of operation are from 10am - 5:45pm (Mondays 11am - 5:45pm).

Please contact the park for more information.

 Posted on: Sunday, May 27, 2018
North End of Moore's Wall Climbing Closure   

The North End of Moore's Wall at Hanging Rock State Park is closed to rock climbing due to nesting peregrine falcons in the area.  Only the North End is affected by this closure -- other parts of the wall and the boulder field remain open.  Please contact the park for more information.

 Posted on: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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
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0.70 miles
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Moderate
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Cook's Wall Trail
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2.20 miles
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Moderate
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white diamond
Cook's Wall Trail at Hanging Rock State Park
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Fishing Path
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1.00 miles
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Easy
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Hanging Rock Trail
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1.30 miles
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Moderate
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Hidden Falls Trail
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0.40 miles
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Easy
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Hanging Rock State Park

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

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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