Sunday, July 3, 2016

Bike Trail - Roaring Run

Mike said that he wanted to go on a bike ride for Father's Day... so that's what we did. We found Roaring Run Trail in Apollo, PA. We got a little confused about directions when we were almost there and had to backtrack to get on the right road again, but it's not a bike ride if we don't get lost or have trouble finding the trail at least once. We're kind of used to it. And my kids are kind of used to the level of stress I hit while trying to get back on track. I need to work on that!

Anyways... we eventually found the trail head which was actually quite easy to find if we had just followed the directions and had not got confused along the way.

There is plenty of parking, picnic tables, and a bathroom. There is also a launch area for anyone canoeing or kayaking the river.

The trail is approximately five miles long. It was a bit busy for the first two miles, but then we didn't see anyone for a long time. I'm guessing they all turned off and took the Rock Furnace Trail.

Roaring Run is crushed limestone and well maintained. It's a fairly flat ride, slight uphill on the way out, downhill on the way back. Well... unless you go to the very end. Hills. Big hills at the very end. When you come to the fork in the path Liza says, "Do NOT go to the right!"

Instead, go left. You will come to a small waterfall. Looking at a waterfall is much better than biking up big hills. Of course, if you are Jason you want to do the hills again because going fast downhill is totally worth the effort of going uphill.


I think the highlight of this trip was the huge snake that slithered across the path causing Mike to slam on the brakes. When I say huge I mean about 4 feet long. We could hear it. It was creepy... and cool... because it's rare that we get to see a big snake in it's natural habitat.


It was a good day and a good ride!


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I think we need a bike rack!
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Toad. Liza named it "Getty" because it kept trying to get away.
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This is where Liza says DO NOT GO TO THE RIGHT!
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