River of Rocks Loop is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kempton, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
836 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

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

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1 month ago

I loved this short intense hike. 75% of the trail is a rock/Boulder scramble. it's slow going. Definitely need poles and sturdy hiking boots. I would advise only experienced hikers on this one.

1 month ago

Great hike. Very rocky with beautiful views. We went on a very hot day and would have preferred cooler weather.

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1 month ago

It's a good way to spend a day. Peaceful.

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1 month ago

This trail is harder than it looks. We started by going right and then down to the actual river of rocks. On the way back you do climb over a portion of the river which is covered by trees, so wear comfortable shoes or even boots. You will feel the incline!!

2 months ago

Wow! Fun! Was probably a little slower than most with both a 13yr old and 7yr and no hiking shoes (just under 4 hrs). But found we missed scaling the big boulders when the trail eased up at the end! It was a wet day, so a little slippery on those rocks!

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2 months ago

Really fun trail; wear good hiking shoes (waterproof) and be prepared to be jumping rocks the entire time. A little challenging on the way back up but wouldn't say it's too difficult. I started the trail by going to the right at the first lookout; had a little trouble finding some of the red hash marks as a descended further into the woods. Lots of cool little streams.

4 months ago

I’m not sure why this trail is labeled moderate. I had a really hard time with all the rocks. You would have to be a super fit person with long legs to enjoy this trail.

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9 months 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.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

challenging but fun hike

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Friday, March 24, 2017

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.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Absolutely amazing hike!

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