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Rock Furnace Trail

3.0 Miles
Moderate
9
Trail hiked by:
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Trail added on:
July 29, 2017
Updated on:
March 23, 2020

Waterfall

Dogs (leashed)

Water Source

Biking

The Rock Furnace Trail is a moderate 3-mile out-and-back trail that runs through the scenic Roaring Run Reservation Area in Apollo, PA.

The trail leads from Brownstown Rd down to the Kiski River and follows Roaring Run Creek the entire length of the trail. There are numerous small waterfalls along the creek and after about 1-mile in on the trail you'll cross a suspension bridge.

You'll also find the stonework remains of the Briddle Iron Furnace (aka Rock Furnace) which operated from 1825 to 1850. "Camel Rock" is also directly on the trail, jutting out from the side of the path with an overhang underneath.

At the end of this trail, located next to the river, is the Roaring Run Trail - a rail trail that runs from Apollo to Edmon, PA.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on this trail if leashed and their waste must be carried out with the hiker.

Biking: Biking is allowed on this trail.


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Surface Type

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Season

Summer

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296 '

Total Change
588 '

Ascent
587 '

Descent
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3.0 miles
Trail added
July 29, 2017
Updated on
March 23, 2020
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0.0 miles
June 13, 2019
Visited the north (Brownstown Road) trailhead.
Hiking
1.5 miles
December 16, 2017
Dogs Hiking
1.5 miles
December 16, 2017
Hiked down to where the creeks converge and back to parking after a snowfall. The trail was empty and a bit slippery heading back uphill in the snow. We were looking for Jackson Falls, but only found "Keep Out" signs along where the trails to Jackson Falls lead west along the creek. Jackson Falls apparently sits on private property, so you cannot hike beyond the posted signs without explicit permission from the land owners.
Dogs Hiking
3.0 miles
July 29, 2017
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