“Climb to Hanging Rock with epic views of the NC Piedmont and Sauratown Mountains”
— Thomas Birch
This trail leads up the Hanging Rock, the namesake of the surrounding State Park. This dramatic rock outcropping provides outstanding views of the NC Piedmont and Sauratown Mountains.
Need to Know
There are no fences or guard rails at the overlook. Be mindful of small children while at the overlook.
The trail begins on a paved path leading into a small stream valley. As the trail climbs out of the valley the surface is gravel and sand leading up to the mountain ridge above. At the crest of the ridge the trail has a junction with the Wolf Rock Trail
The trail then follows the ridgeline to the base of Hanging Rock where the cliffs loom over 150 feet above. The trail then leads to the right of Hanging Rock climbing rock steps to the top of Hanging Rock. At the top, the trail then turns to the left, leading to the Hanging Rock overlook.
Flora & Fauna
Look for Ravens, Hawks and Vultures flying around Hanging Rock.