Roaring Run Hoop Hole Trail

EASY 83 reviews
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Roaring Run Hoop Hole Trail is a 1.2 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
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
255 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

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.

hiking
7 days ago

Easy hike and great scenery.

20 days ago

Great hike

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike for a beginner

hiking
1 month ago

This is my new favorite hiking spot! The trails are well maintained and it's an easy walk to several waterfalls. When we return I will plan to spend more time here lounging on the rocks and playing in the streams.

walking
1 month ago

Best to go after a good rain! Absolutely beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

Incredible hike and absolutely stunning scenery. Beautiful river and waterfalls.

3 months ago

Awesome

hiking
4 months ago

Super great hidden hike. Trail is well maintained. When I went the only other people were two fisherman at the beginning.

hiking
4 months ago

Fantastic afternoon hike! Took our two boys and they really enjoyed it too, especially the Falls. Plenty of water rushing over the falls too, so it looked great!

hiking
4 months ago

Was a great hike ..

5 months ago

Easy. Fun. Can easily jump on other trails.

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome trail with flowing stream and a few waterfalls. Thanks Brandon for the tip to hike this trail. I took a few pics and posted them since there was a little snow on the ground and these pics are definitely a different look with a wintertime scenery captured.

walking
8 months ago

Beautiful and peaceful walk to the falls with several cascades along the way.

walking
10 months ago

We had an great time here. The trail along the creek was definitely easy to walk. Always a nice view of the water. Good picnic area. Was not crowded early in the morning. Had no problems with our dog on a 30' leash.

walking
10 months ago

Exciting the whole way through!

10 months ago

Easy peasy hike with beautiful falls and small swimming hole. Don't usually find falls on such an easy hike.

11 months ago

if you were to take your family or friend to one hike in Virginia I would recommend this one. It's easy and very worthwhile; Half an hour up to the falls. You could meader through the woods the other direction on the way back. Takes an hour, with a quaint overlook, and wind up at the old iron furnace. But just up and back along the falls is very rewarding and easy.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Fun easy hike.

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

I had a wonderful time hiking this easy 1.4 mile loop with my family. I would recommend heading out on the Streamside Trail and returning on the Woodland Trail. There are three bridge crossings and lots of views of the beautiful rocky stream. Everyone enjoyed the pretty waterfall, as well as the overlook and the large early 1800's iron ore furnace on the way back.

hiking
Friday, May 26, 2017

Easy trail with children.

hiking
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Go in the early morning for a more private hike. Starts to get busy around noon.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Actually, it's Roaring Run Falls. I'd say it's a bit more challenging if you're going to bring somebody who's 80 years old. But it is a very nice hike with a lot to see either way you take it.

walking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Difficulty-easy
Roaring run is a relaxing walk with views of big rocks and waterfalls. This trail is well maintained and has a lot of history with old furnaces still standing. This is a great trail to start out on and practice for the hiking season.Roaring run is highly trafficked so be prepared for a crowded parking lot, especially on holiday weekends. If this trail is too easy for you then you can go to the left of the outhouse (bathroom) and hike the "iron ore trail". This is a 5.5 mile hike , there are no overlooks on iron ore trail but great practice and a walk in the woods with light traffic.

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

One of my favorite hikes ever. You get to see so much for as easy of a hike it is. Next time I hope to take my 80 year old dad with us.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Execellent trail! Easy for a family with kids and dogs!

hiking
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Took the family. Nice easy hour with great views. Stayed streamside and didn't get to check out the other trails due to family, but plenty to do there.

hiking
Friday, March 10, 2017

Easy hike which is great for the little ones with little legs and just a beautiful place.

hiking
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Spent 2 hours on the trail hiking then hunting for slag at the furnace, back at the beginning of the trail. The trails were well maintained with only a few muddy spots along the way. The kids and dog loved the hike. Great activity with the family.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

For a short hike, the scenery was great. Along the river on the way up which was moving quickly over many cascades. The falls at the top were a great destination and the woodland path down had some nice views and the quiet rumble of the river in the distance.

hiking
Friday, November 11, 2016

I love a trail with fast moving water and waterfalls. This was a nice trail.

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