Hanging Rock State Park — Moores Wall Loop Trail

Danbury, North Carolina

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On an October weekend, when the western Piedmont is ablaze in color, fall-leaf peepers flock to Hanging Rock State Park for its aerial advantage. One of three surviving “peaks” from the ancient Sauratown Range—Pilot Mountain and Sauratown Mountain, which is mostly privately owned, are the others—Hanging Rock towers 800 feet above the surrounding countryside. On a crisp fall day, you can see the reds, yellows, and oranges of autumn pop from Virginia to Winston-Salem, from the Blue Ridge to Greensboro. And, work begins as you gain nearly 800 vertical feet no surprise, you will not be alone. over the next 2 miles. Once atop the wall, there’s You will not be alone, that is, if you make a saddle or two as the trail takes in pine and rock the pilgrimage up to Hanging Rock. outcrops. At the end of the wall, the trail Ts.
100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina

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100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina

by Joe Miller (The Mountaineers Books)

On an October weekend, when the western Piedmont is ablaze in color, fall-leaf peepers flock to Hanging Rock State Park for its aerial advantage. One of three surviving “peaks” from the ancient Sauratown Range—Pilot Mountain and Sauratown Mountain, which is mostly privately owned, are the others—Hanging Rock towers 800 feet above the surrounding countryside.

On a crisp fall day, you can see the reds, yellows, and oranges of autumn pop from Virginia to Winston-Salem, from the Blue Ridge to Greensboro. And, work begins as you gain nearly 800 vertical feet no surprise, you will not be alone. over the next 2 miles. Once atop the wall, there’s You will not be alone, that is, if you make a saddle or two as the trail takes in pine and rock the pilgrimage up to Hanging Rock. outcrops. At the end of the wall, the trail Ts.

©  Joe Miller/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Danbury
Distance: 4.2
Elevation Gain: 1,073 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Season: Best in Fall
Driving Directions: Directions to Hanging Rock State Park — Moores Wall Loop Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/3/2010
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I really love this park and this trail. It takes you to the top of a mountain amoung hills. The veiws from the top seem limitless. It is a steep trail around one side so it is not for everyone. But for those who love a good peacful hike, this will cut down on the traffic. Early morning and late afternoon are the best. If you are camping in the park the sunset from the top of Moores Wall will take you breath away.


11/8/2009
0

Good day hike! Great view from the tower of course!



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