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trail running
14 days ago

Beautiful, big woods feel

Travel could definitely need marked out a little bit better, other than that it’s fairly clear and very good for hiking or mountain biking or taking the dog, very quiet, very secluded, need to find me a partner to go hiking with

Good trail for beginners and children. lots of little spur trails to get tour heart rate up and legs some exercise.
I will do it again soon

A quick, family-friendly hike. Easily to follow and the views are great.

on Mingo Creek Loop

hiking
1 month ago

This is my local trail and hike it often. It’s one of the most poorly blazed trail ever. It’s common place to arrive at a 2 or 3 way intersection and have no clue where to go. Even most of the trailheads are easy to miss do to the lack of or badly faded blazes. Unofficial horse trails criss cross the park which adds to the confusion. Do you research prior, down load the pdf file of the trail from Washington county parks and use this app to help you. This park could be fantastic with miles of trail trails if they would blaze and maintain them.....don’t get me started on all the maintenance issues.

hiking
1 month ago

great trail! very hilly & a lot of muddy spots. had a great time all in all. my 7 & 9 year old both did it.

Overall great hike!! We took the Seneca trail all the way up and around and back down. Strenuous on the uphill but beautiful!

Absolutely beautiful! It is hilly on the way up and downhill on the way down. A very beautiful area. Glad we chose this hike. Lots of little trails intersect with this trail making a big loop. Very well maintained. Nice areas to camp.

mountain biking
2 months ago

I'd give this a better rating because I use to love riding my mountain bike and horses here but some dipstick decided to make it off limits to anyone other than hikers. Now it's all overgrown.

hiking
2 months ago

This is my favorite, go-to weekend hike. The trail is beautiful, but very poorly marked. If you are not familiar with the park and surrounding areas, then use this app! This loop may get confusing and leave you frustrated otherwise.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail was a water-loving dog’s paradise. Both my dogs played and cooled off in the numerous stream crossings. Make sure you wear waterproof boots or shoes, and I recommend long pants and plenty of bug spray. It was muddy in several areas but was truly a relaxing, easy and beautiful hike and the trail was easy to follow. We got there at 9:00 on a Saturday and did not encounter another person the entire time. I definitely will be returning to this trail with my dogs.

hiking
3 months ago

We love this trail and have hiked it repeatedly. It's a lovely stream walk through lush foliage. Part of the fun is that the trail crisscrosses Roaring Run repeatedly. Like 25 times. If there has been rain, it may be difficult to remain dry-shod on a couple of the crossings. Take poles or grab a walking stick so you can balance on rocks and logs to cross. Download a map of the Roaring Run Natural Area so you can see the various parking options. Also, you can easily make this a loop by linking up with other trails you will see on the map. The Roaring Run Trail itself is not steep, but it is muddy and rocky in places. If you connect with other trails for a loop, there are some steeper bits as you climb out of the valley where the stream is. Avoid the Painter's Rock Trail out of the valley unless you want some serious hill climbing on a narrow, rocky, rarely used trail. In summer, long pants and insect repellent are strongly advised, as on any woodland trail in PA. If you access the trail from County Line Road, smaller kids can do the first part of this hike, but they will get wet, because why not? When they get tired, turn around and go back. You have to walk in a ways to get to the stream. Maybe half a mile? But then it's a stream walk all the way up the trail until you intersect the Hillside Trail at the head of the valley. Big happy water-loving dogs will be in heaven.

The forest cathedral area is gorgeous. It’s a bunch of tiny trails that intersect, some easier and some more up hill. We parked around pavilion number 1, and took Tom’s Run trail to the swinging bridge. We then met up with the rhododendron trail and followed that up to the Indian trial. We headed west on that trail until it met with Longfellow and took that south until it intersected with ancient forest. Ancient forest will again meet up with Longfellow and take you right back to the parking lots. Great hike!

on Beartown Rocks Trail

4 months ago

It was beautiful at the overlook. Although, we almost missed the overlook. Getting to that point was well worth the efforts. This trail is moderate not easy since there is a significantly steeper climb in the middle.

on Whites Woods Trails

4 months ago

I grew up playing in these woods and on these trails and all my kids have enjoyed them as well. Easy hike, nothing harder than a few steep hills. Especially like the area we refer to as "the deep part". It's a stretch that's in between a few ridges and it is quieter and more heavily forested down through there. The entrance to "the deep part" is @ the top of the 12th St stairs and then take the trail past where the old pump was. Use and protect it, a very nice place.

Great for a short, scenic hike. You walk along the stream and then on the loop back you walk at a higher elevation, overlooking everything.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice for all. Upper loop moderately steep but if you want to avoid it you can just do in and out.

hiking
6 months ago

A pleasant trail with moderate rocky terrain and hills. It is quite wet as it is part of a large watershed are. Pay attention to the route since the Makenna Trail intersects and joins it; you can go right past some of the turns if you’re not careful! The Mt. Hope School foundations and a Spring house were lovely caveats to the sights.

Great trail for the kids

hiking
6 months ago

First off I counted 36 stream crossings from the top of Roaring Run to the merger with Painted Rocks. Of these, 30 are not easy in Spring with snowmelt. So either go in Summer or bring waterproof boots.

Wear pants. There are fields of thorny vines on most trails with some areas overgrown. This was in mid March.

Otherwise I enjoyed the hike. Didn’t see anyone else.

hiking
6 months ago

Coming up from the County Line TH, fairly step at first then a lot of rocks before leveling out near too.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice enough trail, great workout. Like another reviewer said, the trail is VERY poorly marked, in areas....if I hadn't downloaded the AllTrails "interactive" map, I would have really been wandering a few times! I hiked it 2/18, and it was really muddy, but it had been a particularly wet week or so previous. I can imagine when there's a lot of horse traffic, it gets to be a mess. Lastly...the mileage and elevation figures are a bit low. My Garmin, which tends to be a bit "stingy" with the numbers, said it was 7.1 miles and 1380' of elevation gain.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful hike offering a variety of activity options! Clearly marked , well maintained trails.

hiking
8 months ago

Fantastic trail for the entire Family. Beautiful views, especially at sunset on top of the over view.

hiking
9 months ago

Good series of trails you can piece together in this area. Did the about a 10 mile hike all together in December and it was difficult due to snow and multiple stream crossings but a great hike for those that like a bit more of a challenge. Plan to revisit in the spring and when i don't have to worry about dunking my foot in freezing water! Have waterproof boots or plan to get your feet wet.

10 months ago

While it is beautiful, the trails are not well marked. There are some old marks here and there and in clusters but not reliable in many parts.

Nice trail. We only made it two miles. Easy grade to walk.

Great trail

nice short jaunt on on the on the bike trail

hiking
Thursday, October 05, 2017

I found this trail to be not well-maintained and very very muddy. In a few spots, it was beautiful, and had a great view, but for the most part, it was an incredibly boring hike.

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