Explore this 35' Hanging Rock State Park waterfall and if you are visiting during warmer months, enjoy the swimming hole at bottom of falls.

A beautiful hike through the forest of Hanging Rock State Park. Trail meanders through pines and hardwoods filled with boulders, mountain laurel, scenic views, and the occasional deer or turkey. The trail begins as gravel and dirt then turns into steps made of wood and stone. Also on the trail is an overlook and a wooden bridge that sets on the side of the hill. Trail is approximately .8 miles one way. The waterfall is 35' tall and located in a gorge that is surrounded by beautiful stone walls that tower over the falls and pool below. Very beautiful short hike. A must see if visiting the park.

Pack List

Camera, Snacks, Hydration (water or hydro pack)

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RT Distance 1.6 Miles
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

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Terrific Swimming Hole

A group of buddies and I had this jewel all to ourselves one early evening. Before this, I haven’t had so much fun in a long while.

Lots Of Stairs For Ok Waterfalls

We didn't love these falls but we did happen to catch a wedding at one of them which brought in few extra people. We did this quick hike after hanging rock. Not a must but if you are up for more mileage after hanging rock, go for it!

Best place to relax

Of the many waterfalls and trails in hanging rock this one is arguably the best place to take a dip and chill. A very easy and short trek with an open space for many spots to choose to relax.


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