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Roaring Run Trail

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One way

3.7 miles

5.9 km

Difficulty

Intermediate

Elevation gain

176 ft

54 m

Highest point

2,669 ft

813 m

Avg grade

5% (3°)

Elevation loss

-845 ft

-258 m

Max grade

14% (8°)

Elevation loss

-845 ft

-258 m

Avg grade

5% (3°)

Lowest point

1,881 ft

573 m


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Roaring Run Natural Area, PA

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Shared by Michael Zianni

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Dogs - Off-leash  ·  Fall Colors  ·  River/Creek  ·  Spring  ·  Wildlife

Overview

There are parking spots on both ends with good signage to mark the trailhead. Trail intersections are well marked with signs. The trail is hard packed dirt and easy to follow due to the abundant yellow blazes and it follows an old logging road. In the summer it is shaded the entire length.

The middle section of the trail parallels the melodious, cascading Roaring Run and crosses it 26 times. Water proof boots that go over the ankle will allow passage with dry feet, and it is possible to traverse the entire trail in the driest seasons resulting in only damp shoes.

The area is a lush mixed eastern deciduous forest with laurel trees at lowest elevations along the stream, and the ground cover is dominated by ferns. There are only a few, obscure features that indicate human activity other than the trail itself so the...
There are parking spots on both ends with good signage to mark the trailhead. Trail intersections are well marked with signs. The trail is hard packed dirt and easy to follow due to the abundant yellow blazes and it follows an old logging road. In the summer it is shaded the entire length.

The middle section of the trail parallels the melodious, cascading Roaring Run and crosses it 26 times. Water proof boots that go over the ankle will allow passage with dry feet, and it is possible to traverse the entire trail in the driest seasons resulting in only damp shoes.

The area is a lush mixed eastern deciduous forest with laurel trees at lowest elevations along the stream, and the ground cover is dominated by ferns. There are only a few, obscure features that indicate human activity other than the trail itself so the area does have a very natural appearance. The trail was well maintained with a only a few obstructions/fallen trees across the trail and no areas were the trail is washed out (August 2018).

Contacts

Land Manager: PaDCNR - Forbes State Forest

Shared by Michael Zianni

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4 from 3 hikers

Intermediate

Difficulty average from 4 hikers
1-3 of 3 reviews

Oct 7, 2018
Rated difficulty: Difficult
4 miles one way. Beautiful, lots of water running. Def had wet feet. Saw people only once. Took south loop back for another 4 miles, no water, uphill

Nov 24, 2017
Conditions: Some Mud

Somerset, PA
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May 11, 2017
Conditions: Dry, Muddy, Fallen Trees
Rated difficulty: Intermediate

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