Roaring Creek Watershed


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Roaring Creek Watershed Facts

States: Pennsylvania
Counties: Montour, Northumberland
Length: 8 miles
Trail end points: Roaring Creek Parking Area on SR 54 and SR 54 north of Aristes
Trail surfaces: Dirt, Gravel
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 9399963
Trail activities: Bike, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Walking

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Roaring Creek Watershed Description

This lovely, relatively flat dirt path runs through the Roaring Creek Tract of the Weiser State Forest. Here, the south tributary of Roaring Creek cuts through the forest, pooling into three large reservoirs. The trail itself generally follows the orientation of the creek, although the waterway may or may not be within eyeshot, depending on where on the trail you are. The entire run is 8 miles (16 miles out-and-back) on a canopied corridor that is cool even at the height of summer. Keep an eye out for the forest wildlife including deer and turkey. There are trail markers and benches provided along the trail. 

The Roaring Creek Tract sits on 8,900 acres and although the primary use of the creek is as a water supply for Mount Carmel and Shamokin, there are plenty of recreational activities to enjoy within the park; kayaks and canoes are allowed on the dams (users must portage in). Fishing is catch-and-release only. The forest is about a 10 minute drive south of the Knoebels Amusement Resort near Elysburg, PA.

Weiser State Forest spans 30,000 acres across seven counties.

Parking and Trail Access

The Roaring Creek Trail is 8 miles, bookended by two major roadways. One trailhead is along State Route 54 across from the Aqua Water office. (Restrooms are also provided). Trail users can also opt to park at the Weiser State Forest District Office lot (16 Weiser Lane, Catawissa) off SR 42 (Numidia Drive). There is an additional 40 miles of riding trails through the forest for anyone interested in prolonging their experience. 

Roaring Creek Watershed Reviews

My wife and I entered on the 54 side and road across and back. The 54 side of the trail has logging going on currently and was muddy in spots. Next time I will start on the 42 side and maybe go halfway and back. The trail map does not show the restrooms in the middle or the 42 trail head. A great easy ride with enough grade not to be boring.

I cant believe I passed this trail by. This is a beautiful region. The forest road passes by 3 reservoirs. The trail is actually a forest road. There are parking areas at either end of the trail with very clean restrooms. There is even a restroom around the halfway point. There are also non-motorized boats allowed on 2 of the reservoirs and numerous trails in the surrounding area. There are picnic tables along the way, and the forest is quiet and peaceful. The road isn't flat, but not too strenuous either. I plan to go back in the fall. I'm certain the color will make this ride spectacular. I highly recommend this ride to everyone. It's a gem.

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