GetHiking! at Hanging Rock State Park

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Old Navy

7001 Fayetteville Road #126 · Durham, NC

How to find us

We'll gather in the lot in front of the Old Navy; we should be the only folks ther at 7 a.m.

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Details

Yes, it's an early start, but it will be our last one for while. Besides, in order o get 10 miles of hiking in at Hanging Rock State Park, we need to get an early start. We'll start from the Visitor Center and hike he 4.2-mile Moore's Wall Loop Trail. The trail begins through a rhododendron and mountain laurel tunnel, then takes a long, gradual ascent along the ridge up to Moore's Knob. Under clear, crisp late November skies we should have stellar views (the shot on the GetHiking! Triangle Meetup home page was taken from atop Moore's Knob). Once we return to Hanging Rock we'll hike out the Indian Creek Trail past two waterfalls to the end of the park, then back. Shorter options are available after the Moore's Wall Loop Trail. There's some good climbing here: Hanging Rock is part of the old Sauratown Mountain range, which rises 1,800 feet above the surrounding countryside.