Roaring Run Loop Trail (Forest Trail #264)

Area Status: Open

Two trails lead to the falls creating a 1.5-mile loop trail. Most visitors use the Streamside Trail on their way up to the falls and return on the Woodland Trail. On the streamside trail, hikers are treated to rustic stone bridges, sheer rock faces and the sound of tumbling water as they walk alongside Roaring Run Creek up to the falls. The trail junctures with the Woodland Trail just shy of Roaring Run Falls. A short, 1/10 mile spur trail leads to the falls. The woodland trail travels through the forest, passing a scenic overlook and the iron furnace before returning to the picnic area. Both trails are easy with relatively little elevation gain.

Trail Open To:

Trail Hiking


At a Glance

Fees: No fee
Open Season: Open year round
Restrictions: When recreating on Forest Service Lands, follow the Forest Rules for Visitors and Forest Supervisor’s Orders

All visitors should follow Tread Lightly and Leave No Trace guidelines.   
Closest Towns: Eagle Rock, VA - Botetourt County
Water: No drinking water available. All water taken from natural sources should be purified before use.
Restroom: Vault Toilet at Roaring Run Furnace Day Use Area
Operated By: Eastern Divide Ranger District: (540) 552 - 4641
Information Center: For more information contact: Eastern Divide Ranger District 110 Southpark Drive Blacksburg, VA 24060. 540-552-4641 Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 12:00 and 12:30 - 4:30 Current weather conditions for Eagle Rock, VA:

General Information


From Eagle Rock, VA: Take US Highway 220 north and turn left on Craig Creek Road (State Route 615). Continue for 5.5 miles. Turn right on Roaring Run Road (State Route 621). Travel one mile to the entrance of Roaring Run Day Use Area.

General Notes:
  • Trail Length:  1.40 miles
  • Blazes:  None
  • Trail Difficulty: Easy
  • Connecting Trails:  FT #5004 - Iron Ore Trail, FT #5001 - Hoop Hole National Recreation Trail
  • Elevation:  1200 to 1300 feet
  • Trail Access Points: LAT 37.7094 LONG  -79.8954
  • Trail Map: It is recommended that all trail users always carry a reliable map. This trail is shown on the Interactive Visitor Map and the National Geographic/Trails Illustrated Map #788.  Maps may be purchased at some local District Ranger Stations, at outdoor retail locations or by visiting the National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated website.

    Map of two trails that lead to the falls, creating a 1 ½ mile loop trail

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Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


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  Area/Length : 
1.40 miles

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  Elevation : 
1200 - 1300 feet