Hanging Rock State Park
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Well maintained trails to Hidden Falls and Window Falls, which are great for beginner hikers (I had one in my party). Trail was not crowded due to fog and light rain. Waterfalls were very accessible. Interesting rock formations along this trail. Only thing is it is very short hike to the waterfalls.
This is a great place for a serious workout. Towards the top of the mountain it gets rocky and very steep but the views are so well worth it. I love how they basically have a paved path for you to walk up. I have a torn meniscus and struggled coming back down but I just took my time. People wore masks and if they didn't they would turn away from you and most people kept at least 6 feet apart. The area is clean and it was an all over great experience. So much my 8 year old grandson said it was better than electronics so that must be something. Definitely check it out but wear good shoes that are comfortable and have good treads so you don't slip and slide.
This is a beautiful Park with lots of natural beauty to enjoy from waterfalls to rock formations to a lake. Right now it is extremely crowded so it is hard to maintain social distancing at sometimes. The bathrooms are very cramped and messy. They're impossible to maintain social distancing in. The park is well maintained and the trails are very nicely maintained. I would love to come back sometime when it's not quite so crowded. If you come on the weekend be prepared to circle for a long time looking for a parking spot.
Absolutely breathtaking. We were only able to see Cascade Falls. We started hiking up Hanging Rock Trail but had to turn around since our youngest was tired. But the waterfall was beautiful!
Excellent well marked easy to follow hiking trails with spectacular views. Be sure to swing by Wolf Rock, House Rock and Cooks Wall. Moores Wall Trail is better if you go clockwise and come down the stairs.