Rocky Knob Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews
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Rocky Knob Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fayetteville, Pennsylvania that offers the chance to see wildlife 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.

4.2 miles
643 feet



nature trips




no shade

19 days 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.

1 month ago

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

2 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.

7 months ago

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.

9 months ago

9 months ago

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.

Saturday, May 12, 2012