The Most Beautiful Canyon In America Is Right Here In North Carolina… And It Isn’t Linville Gorge

Hanging Rock State Park was created in the 1930s as another fantastic Civilian Conservation Corps project. Since then, it has been an attraction of fun, offering an abundance of activities including picnic grounds, swimming in its well-stocked lake, canoe rentals, 73 campground sites, waterfalls, biking trails, and more than 20 miles of hiking trails, leading to panoramic views, streams, waterfalls, and other stunning and surprising glimpses of nature.  

Another surprise at Hanging Rock State Park is Tory’s Den Cave, for the spelunkers out there. Discover the fascinating history of this Revolutionary War-era cave at the parking lot display. Tory’s Den Cave and Waterfall Trail also leads to the tallest waterfall in the park, Tory’s Falls, where the water drops 240 feet over a series of rock terraces. With so many exciting stops in one state park; what are you waiting for? See you there!

Address: Hanging Rock State Park Visitor Center, Walnut Cove, NC 27052, USA