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Let's hike at Hanging Rock Moderate with Strenuous sections 4.5-5 miles

Some of us hiked this about a year ago. Then it was new to all of us and I think everyone really enjoyed it so lets do it again!
 We will start in the parking area shortly after 11 am and hike the Hanging Rock trail to the top and enjoy the views, the descend proceed onto a section of the Wolf Rock trail until it intersects with Cooks wall trail. Hike up to Cooks wall and take in the scenery from there. Then back onto the Wolf Rock trail and until we reach the entrance of the Indian Creek trail where we will make our way past Hidden falls and onto Window falls. This was the plan last year by which we deviated a bit but basically its the same hike. The views from the Hanging rock are spectacular in very direction. It may be a bit windy up there so be prepaired!
Then back to the parking area from there.
Some sections of these trails are rated as strenuous with the rest listed as moderate. We will hike at a moderate pace, and trying to keep everyone together and take breaks as needed. Please consider your abilities for this hike.
You will need to bring a good supply of water and a bag lunch and / or snacks. We will likely carpool for this hike and meet at Sears lower level in the parking deck between 8:30 and 8:45 am
Leaving promptly at 8:50 am

www.stateparks.com/hanging_rock.html

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  • Michelle

    Love this place and want to go back. Is anyone up for another hike to view the three waterfalls near the park office and then hike Tory Den trail to see the cave and waterfall and then come back?😃

    2 days ago

  • Richard M.

    The hike was great! Such a great group of people to spend a Saturday with.
    Thanks to Mike for his recommendations on the trails and to all of you who took pictures.
    We will definitely keep this hike on the schedule again for next year.

    2 · 3 days ago

  • Lisa C

    great hike and visiting with friends, old and new! Thank you Richard for hosting. Thanks to all that posted pictures. was a fun day

    2 · 3 days ago

  • Connie

    OH and good to see ALL YA'LL.. I never can find where to click those red boxes?????? And nice to meet our new member Michael with the unpronounceable last name....

    4 · 4 days ago

    • Michael C.

      It was nice to meet you, and thanks to the group for being friendly and welcoming. Uploaded a few pics. And Czeiszperger rhymes with "mice-perger"

      3 · 4 days ago

  • Connie

    Michelle, I fell a little better that you had no cell service. I think, from now on, we need to make sure someone has a number for each member. In hind sight, someone could have ridden with you to Winston. I too feel bad you got lost in the lurch. Having said that - we can always improve the way we do things. I don't know about anyone else but my legs were yelling at me even after a soak in the tub with Epson salts and some Frangelica on ice!!!!!! I would do it again - especially with a great group of folks like those we have. Cheers! Connie

    4 · 4 days ago

    • Michelle

      Thanks Connie, and I also was a bit sore this morning when I woke up but what a nice hike it was!

      2 · 4 days ago

  • Ray W.

    Fantastic pictures guys! I almost didn't bother to upload mine...

    3 · 4 days ago

  • Mike L.

    Great day with great people

    3 · 4 days ago

  • Jeanne H.

    Hats off the you guys who planned this hike. It was awesome! Perfect weather too. Loved the brewery as well. Ready for the next adventure!

    3 · 4 days ago

  • Ray W.

    Great job Richard! You & Mike did a good job working out the route and taking advantage of everyone being up for a longer hike. The cool (but not cold) temperatures really made it a perfect day for a longer hike.

    3 · 4 days ago

  • Michelle

    I am so sorry did not get to the brewery. When I tried to turn on 4th Street the cops had the road blocked and detoured. I did not know where parking was or how to get there with all the road blocks and detours so I just headed back home. My cell did not have service nor internet so I profusely apologize if you waited for me.

    1 · 5 days ago

    • Ray W.

      No problem Michelle. We didn't know about the parade and several had batteries running low so it was a bit of a mess. We felt bad about not having any way to contact you. Just glad to know you are ok.

      4 days ago

    • Michelle

      Thanks Ray!

      4 days ago

  • Scott

    Great photos!

    3 · 4 days ago

  • Michelle

    Wow, now this was a hike! We had a few strenuous parts but it was well worth the visit. Hanging Rock is such a beautiful place and couldn’t ask for better hiking buddies. Weather was perfect and I really enjoyed this hike. Thank you Richard and Ray for all your leadership efforts and the pace was just perfect. Good seeing you all again and good meeting new people!

    4 · 4 days ago

  • Kathy B.

    Great day for a hike. Enjoyed the views and all the people. Liked the Brewery in Winston Salem. Overall a day we'll spent.

    3 · 4 days ago

  • Ned K.

    A great place along with great friends. A perfect day!!

    3 · 5 days ago

  • Michelle

    Will meet you all at the trailhead. Looking forward to this hike!

    1 · 5 days ago

  • Connie

    I vill be at zeeee mall

    1 · 6 days ago

  • Dave N.

    I'll plan to meet at the mall in Hickory.

    1 · 6 days ago

  • Ned K.

    I'll be at the mall

    1 · 6 days ago

  • Kathy B.

    I will meet you at the mall in Hickory.

    1 · December 1

  • Richard M.

    I'd like to get a count of people who are meeting at the mall (Hickory), and who are meeting at the park so we're not waiting for people to show up.
    Thanks

    December 1

  • Mike L.

    I will meet you at the park

    1 · December 1

  • Michael C.

    I'm from Greensboro, but this is the most interesting hike going on this weekend on Meetup, and so will meet y'all there. The other hikes I've seen planned for Hanging Rock have all been the same thing: up to the rock and back, which is nice, but I've done it many times, and the park obviously has a lot more to offer. I'll be with a black/white spotted dog if that's ok.

    2 · November 28

  • Ken O.

    Have guests that weekend. Enjoy the hike

    November 19

  • April Lynn S.

    Sorry to miss. Will be in Charlotte doing a 5k with my granddaughter.

    November 27

    • Richard M.

      Enjoy the time with your granddaughter April. Hope to see you next time

      November 28

  • Connie

    This hike kicked my butt last year but I'm up for another ass-kicking. Some people never learn!!!

    3 · November 27

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