St. Peter's Village The Rocks Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews

St. Peter's Village The Rocks Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Elverson, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
134 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

The Rocks are near an old quarry, which used to operate in St. Peter's Village. Many Boulders from the quarry were dumped in the creek along with natural boulders, which resulted in a pretty cool place to hike and hop around. Trails are very poorly marked, and the trail head at the north end of town has no markings or explanation of what lies where. At the trail-head, there will be three trails to take. Use the first trail on the left to access the rocks.

hiking
2 months ago

There are several spots where you can go into French Creek. It’s fun to explore all the rocks people have painted. While others complain of this taking away from the beauty, I think it adds a fun aspect to a hike. At the trailhead (3 way split) go straight, if you have a few hours, and make the long hike to the quarry. It’s beautiful and good swimming spot.

hiking
6 months ago

Living about 20 minutes away, this is my go to hiking spot. The terrain is easy to tackle with plenty of trails throughout the woods, and lots of interesting art to look at (Although some people frown upon it, the art is what makes St.Petes unique. There are plenty of other hiking spots in PA if the paintings spoil the hike for you!). As long as you keep a sense of direction towards the entrance, it will be hard to get lost. One of the most known features among regulars is “Mushroom rock” which is a rock formation shaped and painted like a mushroom. Every now and then people will come through and change the colors of the mushroom. Towards the front of St.Petes is a portion of French Creek littered with massive boulders that are fun to hop around on. Night runs are always my favorite, with the terrain being relatively safe to traverse. It can get busy during the warmer months, but is never crowded at night (Though you need to park down the road due to the gravel lot closing before dark). If youre in the area and looking for a quick, easy, and unique place to hike, St.Petes is worth checking out! (One last note: in the parking lot and towards the front of the woods there is no service. A 5 minute walk into the woods will fix this problem).

8 months ago

Sadly the graffiti every where and names carved in the trees and all the trash left behind ruins the natural beauty that this place use to have.

hiking
10 months ago

Hey guys, just came here to say a couple of days ago i came here. My friend, and I started on the Yellow trail, but almost as soon as you start it theres orange spray paint marking the way to the old Quarry. hike there and back is around two and a half miles. Also bonus, somewhere around the quarry is a painting of Pickle Rick. Happy hiking.

hiking
11 months ago

this trail is amazing and all of the graffiti on the rocks is so fun to look at! yellow trail is marked fairly well but 90% of the other trails are not. i recommend visiting a few times to go on all of the trails and seeing each part of the beautiful forest.

11 months ago

Awesome place for bouldering !

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The yellow trail was ok, the best part however was near the river. Climbing the rocks on the river bed was a lot of fun.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Very pretty waterfalls and fun climbing along the rocks. The graffiti is a shame.

hiking
Saturday, March 25, 2017

This is a beautiful spot that could be even more beautiful if it weren't for all the spray paint. It is literally every where you look. I wish the US or PA park service would take over this spot and put an end to the abuse. The hike was great - difficult, but nice. The river and the rocks are beautiful but the spray paint is out of control.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Bit of trash especially near start of trail. Otherwise, big, fun rocks to climb on with my 3 year old!

hiking
Monday, June 13, 2016

I really enjoyed this hike. One piece of advice, all of the families start coming in around noon so get there on the early side. Some people don't like the spray painted rocks but I think they are so fun to look at and it adds so much character!

walking
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Trails are many, I followed one that was marked with an Om. Spray paint marks many of these rocks, but after a mile it stops. The yellow blazed trail was very well marked, but the others, not so much. It seems like many people like to use these unmarked trails for mountain biking, and the yellow trail system seems to be used as a party venue more than anything else.

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