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37 minutes ago

Quite enjoyable for a novice

hiking
9 days ago

Well kept trail, beautiful hike. Not very many markings, but the map I followed helped just fine!

on Mt. Joy Trail

hiking
15 days ago

Moderate, hilly hike in mostly shaded forest. Pretty popular with a fun option to tour Washington’s encampment. Good for dogs and children.

Great historical walking trail

This was our first visit to Valley Forge National Historical Park and it won’t be our last. The trail is paved most of the way so it is perfect for an easy walk through history. The last mile or so is near a busy road, but besides that the experience was very enjoyable.

Blue trail from West boat launch

I went in mid February on an unusually warm day. Lots of people, espically joggers. Trail and historial monuments/places were poorly marked, i believe this is because I went during the off season. Overall though it was nice and relaxing

Good workout. I'd rate it between easy to moderate. some hills. scenic.

hiking
6 months ago

Great easy hike! Very cold but worth it. Liked the historic buildings at the end.

Perfect walking trail with rolling hills and beautiful historic scenery. Great training loop for longer distances.

fun technical challenging ride

hiking
10 months ago

A seemingly neglected area of this trail is the path you can straight uphill by the large power lines, if -- after parking by the covered bridge trailhead -- you make a right (instead of left) onto the continuation of the paved trail.

Follow the paved trail past a picnic area (which will be on your right), and then a cinder block storage house with porta-potty (which will be on your left) until you end up face-to-face with the large power lines that cross the area. You will see a steep gravel hill following the power line towers. Take this path straight uphill until you get to a large grassy field. You will find that although the grass is rather high, there is a stomped out path that will lead you along the right edge of the field, past one trail opening and then to a bench. I usually take the second trail opening (which is just beyond the bench) and follow it all the way down until it drops me off again on the paved trail, close to another parking lot.

Including this ALT path into your hike will add a couple extra miles of good moderate-level hiking when coupled with the Harmony Hill trail loop.

10 months ago

Nice wooded tail, part of the full loop was under construction and couldn't be walked near then end so we had to take alternate path

Started in downtown Downingtown. Paved around Ballfield into a residential area. On Glendale Road just before the tunnel there is a faint trail on the right-hand side. Follow that up the side of the tunnel there is a white blaze Trail, you follow that until you can see a graffiti covetable backtrack slightly to find a double Bleise follow that white trail until you come to Bradford Avenue where it joins 322 cross and continue on paved trail. Alternatively drive 322 until you come to parking lot and join trail there.

great historical hike

hiking
10 months ago

Dogs and I throughly enjoyed the trails. Not too busy considering it was Labor Day.

hiking
10 months ago

A wide, very easy stroll through the woods in Valley Forge National Park. There's not much to see along this hike, but you can combine it with the Valley Creek trail in either direction and turn it into a short loop.

hiking
10 months ago

This was an enjoyable hike with a bunch of different colored trails. I generally tried to follow the AllTrails route, but you don't have to.

hiking
10 months ago

Went with first timers and a 4 year old. A lot of incline but we all loved it.

Nice flow, some upkeep needed on wooden crossings and trail could be marked a little better but overall an enjoyable ride-

hiking
10 months ago

A great hike on a beautiful day. I did lose track of markers for awhile on the return loop but map was a great help.

hiking
11 months ago

The Mount Joy loop trail is well shaded, rocky in places but a fairly easy trail even for children (mine are 7 & 10). It took us under 2 hours to do the 3.5 miles. The trail is obvious and well groomed. No chance of getting lost. There are no places where you have to scramble over boulders or climb. Parking is abundant at the lot off 252.

trail running
11 months ago

Great walking or running trail!

It is great trail!

hiking
11 months ago

Cool trail with old farm ruins and a pretty creek that dogs love, really like this trail!

Love this place. For the most part it is easy paved rolling hills but we added the Mt Misery to Horseshoe Trail which added some nice solid hiking. We ended up doing just over 8 miles but you can shorten it or lengthen it to your desired hiking time. A little touristy due to all the historical significance, but well worth the effort to make this trip.

Awesome place to mountain bike!

on Marsh Creek Trail

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful area! I would call this an easy hike though, not moderate. The trails are not well marked, so it's easy to get off the main trail, but there is awesome scenery around so what's not to love. Hikers: Be cautious of mountain bikers. The trails are narrow and I almost got taken out by a few bikers shooting around blind corner. Mountain bikers: keep an eye out for hikers and be mindful of controlling speed around corners.

hiking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Nice wooded valley walk with well marked, mixed-use trails. The walk listed here is actually a blend of 4 intersecting loop trails - green, blue, white, yellow, and red. Easy terrain would be good for a family

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