Roaring Run

MODERATE 85 reviews

Roaring Run is a 5.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Apollo, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.9 miles
347 feet

dogs on leash



mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running








1 month ago

Unless you are over 60 and plan to walk, this is NOT the trail for you. A beautiful location and very flat, but a SERIOUS anti-bike and anti-dog vibe. Multiple signs about potentially banning the trail from dogs, and pulling the port-a-potties because people aren't picking up after their dogs. I get that people should clean-up after their dogs, but there are no garbage cans available for the waste or picnic garbage. Its a shame that such potential is being squandered.

1 month ago

A nice 6 mile hike, water was high. Enjoyed doing this one with my son.

2 months ago

Nice, but not fantastic

2 months ago

The main trail by the river is nice and mostly flat. Nice scenery and easy. Rock Furnace trail is steeper and harder for biking but is very pretty. There are many mountain biking trails around the park that have really nice views from up on the hillside.

3 months ago

My husband and I have been trying different rail trails this summer. We are new to biking and so far this was on the top of the list. It's not difficult, it's shady and scenic. We're glad we tried it and will return.

4 months ago

This is an easy trail from the trailhead to the waterfall. I've biked this several times. If you branch off to the Rock Furnace trail, it is a bit more challenging but both are beautiful.

5 months ago

Great to Very Great

7 months ago

Lots of fun,bridges,rocks,creek crossings well maintained not very crowded. hard as you want it to be. love this trail! the mountain bike trail is hard the rail trail is easy

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Very pretty and stroller friendly trail. It's long but it's easy so it's great for small children to do sections of it.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

This is not a hard trail, and its really not a loop either. Although it was a beautiful well kept place, it was a let down, expecting a good challenge and finding only another rails to trails.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Not a hard trail at all! I'm overweight with a blown out knee and I easily made this trail round trip. Well shaded, up hill climb is nice and cold from the creek bed....

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The turning point of the loop is a private owned area now with cameras, and we lost the path after that. It was a great hike leading up to that though, and we enjoyed the beautiful waterfall that was a little off the trail.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

started at Rock Furnace. Really great views along the run and actually tried my best to stick closer to it than the paved/gravel trail. phone died half way through so only made it 2miles in, but there are markers to let you know how far you've gone, foot bridges, and distinctively marked trails that veer off from time to time. will definitely come back. My dog loved it, but a saw a few others with dogs on a weekday, so keep dog safe on a leash.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

I walk my dog here on a regular basis. Great trail. Only complaint is that there are no trash cans so dog waste must be carried out with you.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Very nice rail trail path with also some hiking/mountain biking trails as an option. Beautifully kept and people are very friendly!!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Great day-hike! Beautiful area! Would recommend starting at Rock Furnace Trail end.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Really nice user-friendly multi-modal trail system, close to Pittsburgh. Follow the blue blazes for some good hillside hiking, or just follow the gravel trail along the river for a nice walk in the woods. Very well set-up for biking also. Best part is the proximity to Pittsburgh, and easy to find with plenty of parking in the main lot.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

love walking through rock furnace falls

Monday, February 27, 2017

This was a great hike, I highly recommend doing the alternate trails, also marked as the mountain biking trail. The views are great and there's some solid terrain to move through. When going on the alternate trail, there's a good amount of uphill.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

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.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Good trail to test gear. Main trail is nice. Side trails that are mainly for bikes are hard to follow. Great views of water.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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.

mountain biking
Monday, May 30, 2016

Nice ride. Back loop is more difficult that the section along the river. Very scenic. Enjoyable.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

very pretty and quite

Monday, November 09, 2015

Great hike, very peaceful. Saw several deer, and the scenery is great. Going to make this a regular weekly hike.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Really lovely views, waterfalls off the main trail, an old furnace to check out, great place to take pictures and enjoy a fall hike.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Beautiful Fall hike!

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