Roaring Run Trails is a 6.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Apollo, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as difficult offers a number of activity options.
Two trails. Followed the upper Blue Loop and lower Loop.
I have ran, hiked and biked the Roaring Run Trail on the main trails and mountain biking/hiking trails countless times This trail has greatly improved over the last 15 years. The newer access point near Edmond, PA is excellent. The only downside to the mountain/hiking trail is the large section of eroding landscape on the top area of the mountain biking/hiking trail. It has been has been blocked off. You can go around it, but you might wander into private property. Recently you can no longer access Jackson Falls due to NO TRESPASSING (which is technically considered off the trail) due to the gas company. Even if you request permission, they will deny it no matter the reason. I live an hour away and it is still worth the drive!
Once off the Roaring Run Trail and onto the Rock Furnace Trail it's mostly uphill with some areas easier than others. Follow the creek to the waterfall and cross a small bridge. Many land marks and interesting sights. The majority of the trail is wide and clear for the first mile or so.
The main trail is a flat wide bike path not fun for hiking but it's by the beautiful river, the mtn biking / hiking trails are the best maintained trails I've hiked and over beautiful views of the river, and small seconds of creek along the way. I've found various birds, snakes, mushrooms, deer, snails, and rodents along the trail however I've seen black bear on the roads behind it so keep a watch.
Good trail to test gear. Main trail is nice. Side trails that are mainly for bikes are hard to follow. Great views of water.
Pretty good trail. The Lower section is really easy and relatively flat and scenic. The Upper section is more challenging, but difficult to follow. I got turned around and didn't follow the exact route indicated on this site. There were also a lot of knotweed plants on this trail.
Back part of trail is now posted off so you can't hike it back to the starting point. Have to turn around and come back along the river.
Nice ride. Back loop is more difficult that the section along the river. Very scenic. Enjoyable.
very pretty and quite
Great hike, very peaceful. Saw several deer, and the scenery is great. Going to make this a regular weekly hike.