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Roaring Run Hoop Hole Trail

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Jefferson National Forest

Roaring Run Hoop Hole Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Eagle Rock, Virginia that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.7 miles Elevation Gain: 301 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Roanoke, VA: Take I-81, Exit 150 to US 220 north past Eagle Rock. At VA 615, turn left and go 5.5 miles to VA 621. Turn right onto VA 621 and go 1 mile to Roaring Run entrance on left. Driving distance from I-81 is 27.5 miles; estimated driving time is 40 minutes.

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muddy
3 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous! I love to hike but normally you are only rewarded at the end of a strenuous hike with a view at the top. At Roaring Run Falls, you are rewarded each step of the way! There are rapids and multiple waterfalls and beauty all along the trail and cute bridges too! My hubby is not a huge hiking fan but he even liked it! We will definitely be back!

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5 days ago

This trail was great for me me my 3 yo son. Very shady and a beautiful scene

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muddy
8 days ago

Super fun trail. Great with a 4 year old and baby in a pack. Took the loop starting with the riverside trail and woodland on the way back. Waterfalls are gorgeous along the way and at the end. Iron furnace was cool- 4yo loved collecting shiny slag rocks on the trail. Would definitely return. Not too many people, very easy to socially distance. Picnic area was empty and a good spot for a snack near the parking lot. Bathrooms closed.

13 days ago

Wonderful trail! There's been quite a bit of rain lately so the river was roaring! If you want the more strenuous hike start with the woodland trail. Otherwise start by the river in the left. Perfect to take visiting friends to hike.

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26 days ago

Easy, short trail with beautiful water features. I got there early but when I left it looked busy. Also a cool furnace that used to make iron ore. I took the iron ore trail to the upper loop hoop hole- beautiful trail with only one other biker in the 6 miles (out and back)

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28 days ago

Trail in good condition today. A quick hike so it’s perfect for kids!

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1 month ago

On the shorter side as hikes go. Gorgeous creek, bridges, rock paths, cascading waterfalls. Really enjoyed this one. Saw people of all ages and abilities on the trail. Lot of people knew about this one, really active trail

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muddy
1 month ago

the trail was a little muddy but perfect for walking and exploring while playing in the river!

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1 month ago

It was an overcast weekday and we only saw a few others on the trail. We had the falls to ourselves. It was a beautiful hike. Coming back, the nature trail was pretty wet. Parts of it had turned into little streams. Rounding the bend at the end and seeing the iron furnace was spectacular. We collected some cool pieces of slag and got some great pictures around the furnace. This was fun for the whole family.

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1 month ago

I chose this hike bc I had knee surgery 4 months ago and I wanted something easy and short. This hike was perfect. Scenic, with many waterfalls and streams. I went around 9:30 am on a Sunday and there were a few cars already parked. More people showed up on the trail closer to noon.

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1 month ago

We hiked this trail for the second time Saturday and absolutely love it, although we wish it was a longer hike. Can't wait to go back when the whether gets warmer so we can swim.

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closed
washed out
1 month ago

SO! PRETTY! This is by far the best hike in the area. Not too hard, but there are stairs and wobbly rocks. After a hefty rain rocks will be moved or missing, the trail might be hard to follow toward the top, and the moss is super slick!

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2 months ago

The gate is closed and there’s a sign posted- closed due to covid-19.

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3 months ago

Stunning little hike. Well maintained. Definitely moderate because of the rocks and stairs. Would love to see it in the Spring when everything blooms!

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4 months ago

Beautiful hike, can't wait to go back. Great areas to picnic, parking good, bathroom area and trail well maintained.

4 months ago

beautiful, easy, short hike.

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5 months ago

Serval downed trees on the trail, but was a beautiful hike and waterfall.

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6 months ago

This is really a nicely maintained trail with timber railings and steps in places that would otherwise be less accessible. It is still very 'outdoorsy' feeling despite this infrastructure and we only saw 1 other group while we hiked here. Would recommend if in the area

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rocky
7 months ago

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rocky
9 months ago

Easy and short hike. Trail is maintained but litter here and there. Despite that, the views are great and the water is cold.

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bugs
over grown
9 months ago

the falls trail is well maintained and short. the 3 mile loop is overgrown. The loop is not marked.

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9 months ago

This hike is well worth the hour drive from Roanoke. easy hike with awesome views.

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10 months ago

awesome short little trail with some beautiful views of the creek and waterfalls.

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off trail
10 months ago

Gas

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11 months ago

Easy hike up to the falls, many wooden walkway sections, not too busy on a Sunday in July. Lots of free parking.

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Sun Jun 09 2019

Hiked 6/9/19: Always enjoy this trail. Plenty of parking and several picnic tables, and also clean restrooms at the trailhead. I decided to just do the out and back trail to the falls and back, and skip the woodland trail (have done the full loop before). The trail is wide, clean, and an easy hike to the falls. Highly recommended, especially for beginners. Also, free parking. Part of the Jefferson National Forest. Don't miss the furnace, it's worth a look while visiting.

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Sat Apr 20 2019

My favorite hike by far. Very easy trails and clearly marked. Wonderful views the entire way.

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Fri Apr 12 2019

Beautiful short hike along the creek to the falls. The dogs loved it. Lots of places to enjoy the water. We hiked back on the woodland trail which was quiet and peaceful. Enjoyed reading about the furnace and saw a lot of slag on the ground.

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