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Cook's Wall Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (13)

Ascend to Cook's Wall Overlook via Wolf Gap and House Rock.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.3

KM

Point to Point

2,393' 729 m

High

1,719' 524 m

Low

753' 230 m

Up

79' 24 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

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Description

Starting at the picnic and swimming area at Hanging Rock Lake, the trail climbs steadily to Wolf Gap at 0.5 miles. At Wolf Gap, the trail has a junction with the Wolf Rock Trail which joins in from the left.

The trail follows the ridgeline and has a junction with the Magnolia Springs Trail at 1.1 Miles. The next landmark is House Rock, a large flat rock outcropping with good views to the south at 1.3 miles. The trail then continues its climb up to Cook's Wall coming to a dead end at the Cook's Wall Overlook at the end of the trail.

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Thomas Birch

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 13 votes

#2

in Danbury

#8133

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Trail Rankings

#2

in Danbury

#270

in North Carolina

#8,133

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Photos

The view from the overlook .1 miles before Cook's Wall.
Jul 10, 2016 near Danbury, NC
View of the lake
May 2, 2018 near Danbury, NC
Start of Moore's Wall Loop Trail
Jan 25, 2016 near Danbury, NC
House Rock on route to Cook's Wall
Jan 25, 2016 near Danbury, NC
Section of trail slightly before Cook's Wall.
Jul 10, 2016 near Danbury, NC

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Dec 13, 2020
Jimi Z
There is a hidden cave to the left of the trail before one of the false summits. 4.5mi
Nov 29, 2020
Stephanie Moore
5.5mi — 2h 59m
Oct 18, 2020
Al River
Avoids the crowds typically on hanging rock trail. 4.2mi
Jan 26, 2019
Guy Etheridge
Jan 5, 2019
Phil York
Aug 20, 2018
Vivek Patel
2.1mi
Aug 14, 2018
Clark Maness