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Mount Joy Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Berwyn, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers 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 3.7 mi Elevation gain 583 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Forest

Wild flowers

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Getting There

A beautiful wooded trail with fairly steep inclines at spots but well maintained path. The Mountain Laurels cover the mountain.

Best to park in the Washington's Headquarters parking lot and walk down to the trail head just across Route 23 near the light at Route 252

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Reviews (287)
Photos (118)
Recordings (295)
Completed (514)
Nikol Ryan
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Hiking

I really like this trail when I am looking for something a little shorter but still a good workout. It has several inclines that give you a pretty good workout the trail has a few spots with rocks and roots, but most of it is packed dirt or gravel. There were a lot of trees down from a spring storm, but the trails was completely cleared.

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Erica Lauren
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James Moiani
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Ian Eller
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Hiking

Did Mount Joy - nice trail but wish the views were better.

Andrew Conboy
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Hiking

According to a number of signs towards the beginning of this trail, the mount joy part of this route appears to be permanently closed due to damage. Hike at own risk

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Anthony Giannetti
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Hiking

Nice trail that leads to Washington’s Headquarters. Moderate for a few slopes, but no scrambles, not a lot of rocks to trip you up, can be done in shoes or hiking boots. View limited by tree cover from top. Cool quartz-rich crystal-looking rock deposits. Good view of Mount Misery.

Andrew Harker
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Joe Reitz
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Hiking

Decent trail. I always hike this in combination with Mt. Misery so I’ve only hiked up this trail from Washington Headquarters. Not really a lot of views as its mostly wooded.

Alyssa Ranes
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Fairly easy trail. Took a few detours to change it up. Easy to follow trails that are fairly busy in the evening. Lots of bugs in the woods so bring spray.

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Daniel O'Leary
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Hiking

Loved the trail and the history. The signs aren't very helpful but follow this app's map and you'll be fine.

Madison Cooper
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Bob Gilmore
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HikingBugs

One of many trails in Valley Forge national Park, Valley Forge Pennsylvania. Nice walk, however today the bugs were relentless.

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Steve Arsenault
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very nice up and down trail. note there is an alternate starting point on the Joseph Plumb Martim trail. park in lot near the cannons. there are restrooms there. from the lot make a left and leave the restroom to your left fo up and then down.pabed trail and trailhead will be on your right. also when you get to 252 you can cross and go to train station and Washington HDQ.

Scott Jones
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Kim Fowler
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Theresa Ray
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Nice wooded walk

Michelle Craven
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Hiking

Gives you a nice little challenge!

Bob Gilmore
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Hiking

Well Mark Trail, However only one real view. Being from Florida the rocks were little disconcerting but again that’s Pennsylvania. Good for all levels.

Kayla H.
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Hiking

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

Summer B-H
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Hiking

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

Drew Christiano
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Hiking

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.

April B. Saryano
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Hiking

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

Deanne Rudd
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Hiking

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.

Mark Townsend
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Hiking

My daily hike. Mt Joy and Mt Misery.

Kristin H
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Running
Pluto Bailey
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Hiking

Very nice for hiking or running.

Eddie R.
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Hiking

Kind of a muddy walk, but the trail is very well maintained, allowing for a pleasant hike on a rainy February afternoon. There are a few great sights overlooking the park that make the steeper parts of the trail worth it.

Derek Loux
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Running
First to Review

Very nice trail for trail running. I parked in the Knox Tinder parking lot and ran up Mount Joy out to route 23 and then went up Mount Misery down to Yellow Springs. Steep in spots and easy to stay on course compared to some challenges I had with Misery. Was raining slightly and saw a handful of others including a Boy/Cub scout troop but had a lot of it to myself. Just need to pay attention to rocks while running and one really fast downhill but overall great trail.

Munir Panah
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