Valley Forge Historical Trail

EASY 71 reviews

Valley Forge Historical Trail is a 7.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
928 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The Valley Forge Historic Trail was put together by the Cradle of Liberty Boy Scout of America Council and the National Park Service. This hike is designed to offer recreation to adults and youth while providing a lesson on the history of the park. Scouts can earn a medal for completing the trail. The hike starts and ends at the Valley Forge Visitor's Center and covers 9 miles. Hiking this trail as intended requires a map and compass, along with the skills to use them (orienteering is required). There is little access to water on the trail, although water can be obtained about halfway through at the train station restrooms. Bring plenty of water to drink anyhow. For this trail to be experienced at its fullest, a Boy Scouts of America trail booklet can be purchased at the visitors center for under $3. The book provides a map, instructions on the steps to take, azimuths necessary to stay on course, and historical information to enhance your visit. Terrain- The terrain of the trail includes, fields, forests, paved paths, dirt trails, and many monuments and historical sites, which are all situated on rolling hills.

mountain biking
6 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

great historical hike

15 days ago

great hike

hiking
20 days ago

1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

Great walking or running trail!

hiking
1 month ago

It is great trail!

hiking
1 month ago

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.

road biking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

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hiking
2 months ago

Great historical hike

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

walking
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3 months ago

Great hike with my boys!

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Overall, a great trail. My favorite trail parts were in the woods area.