Roaring Run Natural Area: Painter Rock Trail

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Roaring Run Natural Area: Painter Rock Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Champion, PA that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.8 miles 916 feet Point to Point

dogs on leash

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snowshoeing

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The Painter Rock Trail is a 1.8-mile point-to-point hike in Roaring Run Natural Area near Donegal, PA. The trail can only be accessed via other hiking trails in Roaring Run Natural Area. The hike is rated as strenuous because it is steep and very rocky. The Painter Rock Trail intersects the Roaring Run and McKenna Trails and connects the upper and lower areas of Roaring Run Natural Area. The trail can only be accessed by hiking to it from the Roaring Run or McKenna Trail When approached from the Roaring Run Trail, Painter Rock Trail is a steep climb, and the trail is very rocky, making for difficult hiking. The scenery along the trail is worth the effort though: there are distinctive rock formations all along the trail, two of which provide views of the valley below.

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