Area Status: Open
This area is 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
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: Trail is located on National Geographic/Trails Illustrated Map #788.  It is recommended that all trail users carry a reliable map at all times.  Maps may be purchased at some local District Ranger Stations, at outdoor retail locations or by visiting the National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated website.

General Information


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

Trail Map: 

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




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 (Approximate LAT/LONG):
  • Trail Etiquette:  Trail etiquette for multiple use trails calls for horses to have the right-of-way.  Hikers should yield to horses.  Bicyclists should yield to horses and hikers.  Horse riders are responsible for the control of their horse at all times.  

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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Day Hiking

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  Area/Length : 
1.40 miles

  Latitude : 

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  Elevation : 
1200 - 1300 feet