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Hanging Rock State Park

Discover North Carolina Landscapes at Hanging Rock State Park

Covering over 7,800 acres of North Carolina, Hanging Rock State Park sprawls with space to enjoy the great outdoors. A mountainous area with peaks and waterfalls, lakes, and camping sites, Hanging Rock is the perfect place for a weekend break or longer visit for solo travelers, groups, and families who love nature.

Best Hiking Trails in Hanging Rock State Park

Booking hotels near Hanging Rock State Park allows visitors to get an early start on their hikes. Hanging Rock contains over 20 miles of marked trails that ascend to great views over the surrounding countryside. Walking routes accommodate all levels of hikers.

  • Mountains-to-Sea Trail

    A 7.4-mile section of North Carolina's 1,000-mile Mountains-to-Sea Trail lies within Hanging Rock State Park. Whether you're planning on walking the whole trail or just the section in the park, this trail takes you through some of the best scenery in the region.

  • Tory's Den Trail

    Combine history with a short family-friendly trail on a hike up to Tory's Den. During the American Revolution, Tory's Den was a secret hiding place for loyalists to the British Crown. The famous Tory Falls are very close to the cave and many visitors choose to visit both at the same time.

  • Moore's Wall Loop Trail

    Don't be fooled by the 4.7-mile distance of this trail – it's a strenuous hike up into the mountains and back again. Spectacular views as far as the eye can see reward you for completing the hike to the top.

Great Places to Stay Near Hanging Rock State Park

House Hanging Rock State Park
$171 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
"Excellent" (121 ratings)
Hanging Rock State Park, Danbury, North Carolina, United States
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House Hanging Rock State Park
$120 per night
House ∙ 7 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
"Excellent" (92 ratings)
Hanging Rock State Park, Danbury, North Carolina, United States
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Best Family Activities in Hanging Rock State Park

Hanging Rock State Park is a popular destination both with families looking for an active break, and travelers interested in relaxing in nature. Hanging Rock State Park cabins are popular for longer stays, allowing groups to stay in comfort with all of the park's amenities close at hand. If you prefer your accommodation more basic than the cabins in Hanging Rock State Park, a large campsite may suit your taste.

  • Boating

    During the warmer months of the year, canoes and rowboats are available to rent from the park office. Why not try your luck at fishing while aboard? You might catch a smallmouth bass or sunfish.

  • Climbing

    Whether you're an experienced climber or a complete beginner, Hanging Rock's range of climbing experiences cater to everyone's needs. Bring your own equipment, and the park rangers will be happy to recommend the best climbing spot according to your experience level.

  • Swimming

    What better way to cool off in the heat than with a dip in the lake at Hanging Rock? During the summer, a boathouse furnishes visitors with restrooms, changing areas, and a snack bar.

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