Hike Valley Forge

Malvern, Pennsylvania

3.9/5
based on 4 reviews

Details

Distance

2.5 miles

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Katch Silva

Enjoy a relaxing hike through the woods on this 2.5 mile all-season trail.

There are many trails to choose from on Mt. Misery and a good place to start is at the parking lot located at the intersection of Yellow Springs Road and Library Lane (off of the main Valley Creek Road).

The Mt. Misery Trail starts there, heads up through the trees about 0.75 miles and meets up with Horse-shoe Trail. Take the Horse-shoe Trail to the right for 0.6 miles until it meets Valley Creek Trail, which follows Valley Creek near the road back to the parking lot (about 1 easy flat mile).

There is a mild ascent at the beginning but the entire hike is easy, relaxing, and mostly flat. While this is a year round trail, it will be harder to find if it has just snowed. Keep this in mind and make sure to take the necessary precautions in heavy snow. If you need a break indoors, the visitor's center museum is nearby and offers many tours. There are also many bike trails in the area, including the paved Joseph Plumb Martin Trail on the south side of the park.

Here is a link to a helpful map of the trails around the area.

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Features

Chillin
Photography
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Romantic
Scenic
Wildlife

Reviews

We feel very fortunate that we live a couple blocks away here in Wayne! Thanks for the awesome photo. @Packsture

Great to take kids and hike around. Nothing too memorable that I recall, but it was fun to just get away for a bit. The area has a lot of history if you like stuff like that!

Very scenic and serene

You don't necessarily have to have a car to get to Valley Forge. You can access it by city bus from Philadelphia. If you don't have a car but still want to go, take route 125 but make sure to plan as an all-day trip. The bus drops you off at the visitor center at the southeast end of park.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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