Rocky Knob Trail

MODERATE 21 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.

4.2 miles
590 feet

dogs on leash



nature trips



wild flowers



no shade

21 days 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.

2 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.

4 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.

5 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.

5 months ago

Nice little well marked Trail.

8 months ago

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.

9 months ago

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

10 months ago

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+

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!

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.

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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