Hanging Rock State Park



Location & Distance from Elon:

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road

DanburyNC 27016

1.5- 2 hours from Elon

How to get there:


Type of hike/what to expect:


Easy/Moderate hike up to the main view point [Hanging Rock Trail]. The trail is partly on a wide gravel road, then a series of stairs up to the top. This trail is 1.3 miles.

Recommended to bring snacks and water with you. Restrooms are located at parking lot by trailhead.

Tennis shoes or sport sandals (ie. Chacos) are reasonable footwear for this hike. It can get muddy after rain, but serious hiking boots are not necessary.

What Elon students are saying:

Places to visit on your way to/from:

Where to Eat

More Info:

Park Hours:

  • December–February: 7am – 7pm
  • March, April: 7am – 9pm
  • May–September: 7am – 10pm
  • October: 7am – 9pm
  • November: 7am – 8pm

Park Website

Hanging Rock App & Website


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