NORTH CAROLINA WATERFALLS
LOWER CASCADES (3)
HANGING ROCK STATE PARK
Driving Directions: From Danbury, drive west on N.C. 8/89 for about 1.5 miles and turn left on Hanging Rock Park Road (S.R. 1001) across from Stokes-Reynolds hospital. Drive 1.5 miles to the park entrance. Instead of entering the park, turn right on Moore’s Springs Road (S.R. 1001). Drive 0.25 mile and turn left on Hall Road (S.R. 2012). Continue 0.4 mile and turn right into the parking area.
Hiking Directions: The Lower Cascades trail begins at the upper left side of the parking area and follows an old dirt road before descending a bank. Numerous paths branch off; just keep heading downhill. You will come to the edge of a cliff. To see the falls, continue along the cliff edge to the right and scramble down the obvious, yet steep, path to the base.