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Hanging Rock State Park in Stokes County attracts over 400,000 visitors annually. The family friendly offerings include eighteen miles of hiking trails, five waterfalls, a lake, cabins and campgrounds, and an historic stone bathhouse.
Huler describes Hanging Rock State Park from its rock formations of some 500 million years ago to its resort period of the 19th century when it catered to wealthy travelers and finally to the park's construction in the 20th century by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Hanging Rock State Park is located in the state's northern Piedmont, close to large cities like Winston-Salem and Greensboro. It became a state park in 1936. Over seventeen miles of hiking trails wind through the park. The park contains a number of waterfalls, and its main attraction is Moore's Knob. There an observation tower provides visitors with an unobstructed 360 degree view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.