Rocky Knob Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews
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Rocky Knob Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fayetteville, 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 November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
603 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no shade

hiking
3 days ago

It was ok. It has one view that overlooks the reservoir. Expect to go up and down in elevation. We did counterclockwise and the return part was grueling at times.

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful, but it should be noted that if you cut off to the right at the fork in the trail. And that it really should be reclassified as hard coming back up the loop from the water is actually very difficult. If you want an easier hike you must go clockwise as someone else recommended.

hiking
5 months ago

Very entertaining trail. The sights and views are amazing and exciting. Not too many steep inclines but definitely a bit of leg work necessary! Took us about 2 hours to complete.

6 months ago

We do this hike in January and it’s always a nice first hike of the year. We do this hike clockwise so coming back is just a long gradual climb on a wide trail. Next year we’ll do it backwards.

8 months ago

Nice trail, 1 decent view if the leaves aren't too dense. This trail does have a few spots where rattlers lay right off the trail, keep am eye out but not something to discourage doing the trail.

10 months ago

Great trail. Pretty rocky in parts (like the name applies) make sure you stop at each numbered marker and take in the view. The overlook and caves were awesome to see. It's well marked with orange blazes. If you continue through the loop onto the yellow blazed trail, you can get to the reservoir.

hiking
11 months ago

I found this trail to be more easy than moderate, especially if approached from the south. The springs and rhododendron groves at the southern part of the trail were gorgeous. Most of the loop section is somewhat boring. While not listed on this site, there is a short trail that follows the shore of the reservoir which is beautiful and fairly easy.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice little well marked Trail.

hiking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Pink flowers everywhere were gorgeous! The overlook shows a view of the lake, but you can't see much else. If you take a right at the starting fork, the climb is a monster.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Well kept trail, easily marked. Good views, nice hike.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

counter clock wise at the fork for a more "strenuous" hike, take the lower spur to beaver trail and wrap back to rocky knob.

Monday, November 14, 2016

only did about 1.5 mile out - just wanted a nice walk in the woods. not much to see on that part, but pretty woods.

Monday, November 30, 2015

very good short trail, good elevation gain 1200+

hiking
Monday, August 25, 2014

The trail starts in a wet lowland area with hemlocks and rhododendrons and eventually rises to a scrubbier understory with deciduous trees and pines forming the canopy. In some places there are blueberry bushes as far as the eye can see. This trail had some nice variety and although the (brief) steep section wasn't overly challenging, I recommend taking the loop counter clockwise to meet the steeper area going uphill rather than down. Beautiful!

hiking
Monday, January 20, 2014

Perfect time of year for this hike. It was a nice and easy hike with some snow on the ground. The view was a lot nicer with all the leaves off the trees.

hiking
Sunday, September 16, 2012

This is a fairly easy trail but a little rocky. Its well marked with orange blazes. The highlight of the trail is the view of the valley with Birch Run Resevoir. It would probably be better when the leaves are off. There are no steep inclines so overall an easy hike.

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Sunday, August 06, 2017

recorded Rocky Knob Trail

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

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Saturday, May 12, 2012