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Mount Misery, Chapel Path and Mount Joy Trail

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Valley Forge National Historical Park

Mount Misery, Chapel Path and Mount Joy Trail is a 7.5 mile loop trail located near Malvern, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.5 mi Elevation gain 971 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Forest

River

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Abegale Nelson
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Lisa Marie
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HikingGreat!

Overall, it was a fun trail - full of scenery! It was hard getting on chapel trail because of all the down trees - we just made our own path. We actually did the trail in reverse and finished with the horseshoe trail. It was very challenging at the end - it didn't help that it was super hot and humid. For the majority of the trail there were little to no people - it was very crowded near the parking lots though!

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thomas clark
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Hiking

Map was slightly inaccurate near the Von ... statue, made a shortcut through a horse trail.

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Brandon Lee
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HikingBlowdownBugsNo shade
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The Blue Bomber
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HikingBugsOff trailRocky

Lots of animals, beautiful scenery, and amazing history. The trail literally has a lil bit o’ everything.

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Aisha O'Donnell
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part of the trail we could not find.

Chelsea DiLullo
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Great trail but there's a point where you're supposed to make a right but there's no trail to turn to so the map doesn't match up if you're following it.

Dilu Chandran
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Trail blocked at several places by uprooted trees in the recent storm.

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Alex Keating
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For beginner trail runners, particularly those transitioning from road running to trail running, this run was a good mix of paved path and dirt trails. This was my first time running this particular route through/around Mt’s Misery and Joy and I was looking for a higher proportion of dirt trail, so mildly disappointed, hence the 3 stars. Gorgeous weather day nonetheless. Of note was a number of fallen trees intersecting this route. Probably a dozen or more large trees you’ll need to go around. I suspect when staffing is up to full capacity the Park service will get around to clearing the trails quickly.

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Christopher Noble
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Meghan Later
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Bob Lazarski
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Hiking

Lots of downed trees

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Tameeka Winter
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Such an awesome trail, some trees down so we had to cut one section out. Heaps of monuments and history along the way. Lots of shade for the most part but bring snacks and water

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John Jacobson
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Phillip Coll
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Katie Metz
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Trails in good condition and well-marked on Mt. Misery and Mt. Joy, but sections near Chapel Trail through open fields are not signed and in poor condition. Historic structures such as the old mill were very interesting. Be careful of ticks; I found several on me despite using insect repellent.

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Chris Campo
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HikingNo shadeOff trail
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