Roaring Run Hoop Hole Trail

EASY 63 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
246 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fly 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.

12 days ago

walking
25 days ago

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

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
2 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
2 months ago

Exciting the whole way through!

2 months ago

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

2 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.

3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Fun easy hike.

hiking
4 months ago

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
5 months ago

Easy trail with children.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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
6 months ago

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
7 months ago