River of Rocks Loop

MODERATE 34 reviews
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River of Rocks Loop is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kempton, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

4.9 miles
1089 feet



nature trips




wild flowers




no dogs

This 6+ loop encompasses parts of the River of Rocks Trail, Golden Eagle Trail, Skyline Trail, Escarpment and the Look Out Trail. This loop can easily be modified to be shorter or longer in length. This trail has its easy and difficult sections. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary ranks the trails as follows. River of Rocks = Moderate , Golden Eagle = Moderate , Skyline = Most Difficult , Escarpment = Difficult , Look Out = Easy. Please note there are parking fees: 2015 Park Fees: Adult $9 , Children $5 , Seniors $7

1 month ago

This is a challenging trail but when you finish it’s really rewarding. Plus you get the awesome view! There were many bear tracks which put you on edge but in a good way.

4 months ago

Challenging, and beautiful!!! Totally worth the sweat.

8 months ago

challenging but fun hike

10 months ago

I've done this one twice now and I love it. It's definitely challenging because the whole trail is full of rocks, just like the name says, and the view is beautiful.

11 months ago

great trail and super quiet

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wear good shoes!! Watch for snakes. But a fun and challenging section of the trail. There is also a sort of mini river of rocks before the actually gigantic rock field that's worth checking out. I found some trash among the boulders, let's keep it clean.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Good hike but parts of it can be more on the hard side than moderate as the sign at the trailhead suggests. Definitely need a good pair of hiking shoes because it's a pretty rocky trail.

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Excellent hike!! The rock river is just off the trail but a must to explore. Be cautious of snakes while navigating through the rocks. The hike in all took us about 4 hours but we did spend a fair amount of time playing in the rock river.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Exhausting but awesome hike!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

One of my favs. I always go right, at the start. Savw hawk mnt for last.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

River of rocks can be slippery, golden eagle ascent is completely vertical and exhausting but the reward of skyline trail is worth it. Big boulders, free hand scrambling and beautiful views both sides of the ridge.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Absolutely amazing hike!

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