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Roaring Run

Roaring Run is an excellent hiking trail for the whole family, young and old alike. The easy, well marked trail begins at an historic iron furnace and winds back and forth along the Roaring Run stream. You will pass rock walls, cascading water, and cross five footbridges before ending at beautiful Roaring Run Falls.

  • Easy (straight-forward, out & back hike)
  • Approximately half way to the falls you will encounter a natural water slide
  • Toilets & Picnic area with charcoal grill

Directions to Trailhead

  • Follow 220N for ~20 minutes to Eagle Rock
  • TL onto Rt. 615 and follow for 5.5 miles
  • TR onto Rt. 621 and follow for 1 mile
  • TL into Roaring Run parking area

Add On

  • Need some hiking supplies? Visit Outdoor Trails on US 220 near the intersection with I-81 (540.992.5850)
  • Any trip to this area is not complete without a trip to The Fountain sandwich grill in Ransone’s Drug store in the town of Buchanan. Step back in time - walk through the wooden doors, take a seat at the counter, and prepare yourself for a taste of history (540.254.2904)
  • Sample craft beer at Flying Mouse Brewery
  • Taste Virginia’s award-winning wines. The Botetourt County Wine Trail consists of three local wineries located along Rt. 220 - one of which is only a few miles from Roaring Run