Closings and delays

New trail at Hanging Rock to showcase Dan River

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STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — A new trail at Hanging Rock State Park will show off the Dan River, a natural feature often overshadowed by the park’s spectacular cliffs and waterfalls.

The Riverbluffs Trail is a 1-mile loop that will parallel the Dan, which flows through the park for about three-fourths of a mile, said Dave Cook, the park’s superintendent.

“This is one of the most scenic areas on the Dan River,” said Cook, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. “There are many tall cliffs on the north bank and on the south bank, there’s a lot of rhododendron blooming.”

The trail should open by the end of the year if weather permits, giving the park more than 19 miles of hiking trails. It will be off the Indian Creek Trail, near the park’s Dan River access.

Read more: The Winston-Salem Journal.