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Botetourt County Virginia Hiking Trails

Roaring Run Trail

George Washington and Jefferson National Forests

Length: 9.5 miles
Rating: Strenuous
Blue Blaze

Roaring Run Furnace, a 19th century iron furnace on National Register of Historic Places. Signs explain furnace operation. Trails run along old tram lines.

Roaring Run Trail along cascading stream to Roaring Run Falls (1 1/2 miles round trip). Standing pre-civil war iron ore furnace, used for making iron ingots, stoves and other iron products for the building of America. Roaring Run Creek for trout fishing. Stream-side picnic sites. Iron Ore Trail leading to Hoop Hole Trail (2.4 miles).


From I-81, Exit 150, take US Highway 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. 

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