Hanging Rock State Park

Map of TRACK Trail at Hanging Rock State Park

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.

At Hanging Rock State Park, discover the sheer cliffs and peaks of bare rock, quiet forests and cascading waterfalls and views of the piedmont plateau that stretch for miles. Join an interpretive program and discover something new about the park. Hanging Rock State Park also has a cool mountain lake, picnic areas, vacation cabins and campgrounds.

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Collectible sticker for Hanging Rock State Park

Location Details

Recreational Features: Canoe / Kayak, Camping, Picnic Tables, Interpretive Programs, Birding
Amenities: Restrooms, Visitor Center, Gift Shop, Lodging Cabins
ADA Compliant: Partial
Seasonality: Open all year
Water cascading down a rocky face
Paved path lined with rock wall
Yellow flowers on a tree
Large rock formation
Bench along trail
Trail winding through rock formation
Visitor Center
Wooden viewing platform

Adventures for Hanging Rock State Park

Animal Athletes brochure
Hiking

Hanging Rock: Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.60
The Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From hummingbird hand-swings to lizard pushups, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Nature's Hide and Seek brochure
Hiking

Hanging Rock: Hide N' Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.60
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
The Need for Trees brochure
Hiking

Hanging Rock: Need for Trees

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.60
By following the picture and textual clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, you will discover six common trees found in Hanging Rock State Park. During your adventure, you will learn about the need we, and other animals, have for trees and about the roles they play in the forest.
Waterfall Wonders brochure
Hiking

Hanging Rock: Waterfall Wonders

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.60
Falling water is one of the strongest forces on Earth. The sights and sounds of waterfalls are not only powerful, but beautiful. Use this brochure to uncover some of the wonders that make waterfalls so magical.
Bug Out brochure
Hiking

Hanging Rock: Bug Out

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.60
Bugs come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors, so it can be easy to mistake one family of creepy-crawlies for another. On your hike today, use this brochure to get "Bugged Out" adn learn the differences between insects, spiders, and other common arthropods.
Types of Trees brochure
Hiking

Hanging Rock: Types of Trees

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.60
It’s easy to get confused with the various types of trees that can be found in the Sauratown Mountain Range. There are more species of trees here than in all of Europe! Use this guide to identify and learn about a few of the common types of trees in the area.
Hikin' to Find Lichen brochure
Hiking

Hanging Rock: Hikin' to Find Lichen

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.60
This brochure-led adventure takes kids deep into the mysterious world of lichen. Kids will discover the three different forms lichen can take, and some of the features that make the lichen lifestyle unique. Kids will also read the Lichen story about Alice Algae and Freddy Fungi to help them remember how lichens work.

Directions

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
Danbury, NC 27016
Latitude: 36.395044100000
Longitude: -80.266541300000

From Walnut Cove, NC take Hwy. 89 west to Danbury. Turn left at Stokes-Reynolds Hospital on Hanging Rock Park Road 1.5 miles to the park.

From Winston-Salem, NC take Hwy 8 north to Danbury. Turn left at Stokes-Reynolds Hospital on Hanging Rock Park Road 1.5 miles to the park.

From King, NC take Hwy 66 north to Moore Springs Rd. Turn right on Moore Springs then right on Hanging Rock Park Road at the park entrance,

From Stuart, VA take Hwy 8 south to Danbury. Turn right at Stokes-Reynolds Hospital on Hanging Rock Park Road 1.5 miles to the park

For a map click here.

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The Hanging Rock State Park TRACK Trail was made possible through a partnership between Hanging Rock State Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's Kids in Parks program.