I've hung at about 7 or 8 feet off the ground on the trail this year. There was a giant rock with a tree growing out of it that I wanted to hang from. So I tied to the tree in the rock, and then to another tree on the ground as high as I could reach. Had to grab the side of the hammock and jump up as I pulled myself up and scramble in. It was fun peeing out of the hammock that night because it was so loud when it hit the ground.