Upper Cascade Falls
Easy 0.4-mile hike. Hanging Rock State Park.
From the town of Danbury, drive west on NC 8/89 for 1.5 miles and turn left on Hanging Rock Park Road (SR 2015) across from the hospital. Drive 1.5 miles to the park entrance, then continue another 1.75 miles to the large parking lot on the left in front of the visitor center.
The trail begins at the upper end of the parking lot, near the entrance. After 160 feet, you’ll cross the main park road (the one you drove in on). Shortly afterward, the trail forks. Take the right (unpaved) fork and follow the trail along a dry ridge before swinging left toward the viewing deck.