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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 - 8:27am
Swimming Area Opens May 26   

The lakefront swimming area at Hanging Rock State Park will open for the season on Saturday, May 26.  Boat rentals are available at the lake area on weekends only until then.  Please contact the park for more information.

 Posted on: Friday, May 11, 2018 - 2:16pm
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.

 

Ruben Mountain Trail
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Length:
6.00 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Strenuous
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orange triangle
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Tory's Den Cave & Waterfall Trail
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Description:
Point of Interest:
Length:
0.20 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Easy
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Tory's Den Trail
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Point of Interest:
Length:
2.70 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Moderate
Blaze:
blue circle
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Upper Cascades Trail
Location:
Description: The Hanging Rock State Park TRACK Trail adventures are for use on the park’s Upper Cascades Trail. The trail to the Rock Garden is a paved 0.1 mile walk (0.2 miles round-trip). The trail to the Upper Cascade Falls is a 0.2 mile walk (0.4 miles round-trip) on crushed rock. The entire TRACK Trail is 0.6 miles round-trip.
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Length:
0.30 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Easy
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Window Falls Trail
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Length:
0.60 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Moderate
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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