What is the right hanging distance of a hammock? This answer to the questions is a result of many factors. First, it’s the distance between the two poles or tree where the hammock hung. Secondly, it’s the height of tying points which you’ll tie your rope and other stuffs. The third, it deals with length of the ridgeline. Lastly, it deals with how high the hammock should float above the ground. Having all those factors in mind, we can predict the ideal hammock length. As for the ideal hanging distance, it’s about 2 feet greater than the overall length of the hammock.