VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK:

VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA

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Last Updated:       April 17, 2008

Length:                 Joseph Plumb Martin Trail; 8.7 miles/5 mile Inner Loop

                               North Side Trails Loop: 6 miles

                     -River Trail; 3 miles

                     -Walnut Hill & Commissary Trails; 1.1 mmiles

                              Biking Trails; 18.2 miles total in the Park

Difficulty:            Joseph Plumb Martin Trail; Moderate. Paved trails are narrow and not in the best of shape. Hilly, so not recommended for kids on bikes.

                              North Side Trail Loop; Easy. River Trail is a wide, flat stone-dust surface. Walnut Hill Trail & Commissary Trail are hard packed dirt.

Directions:         CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

To access the Joseph Plumb Martin Trail; Follow directions above to the Visitor Center where the trail begins.

To access the North Side Trails and Schuylkill River Trail; Continue past Valley Forge on Route 422 northbound and cross over the Schuylkill River. Take the S. Trooper Rd exit and head left (south). The Betzwood picnic area is on the right next to the river. The first parking lot has a signboard and access to the Schuylkill River Trail. The Valley Forge River Trail is alongside the river. You can also travel over the bridge by bike via a pedestrian corridor to access the Valley Forge Visitor Center. 

A great way to see Valley Forge NHP is by bike. Instead of driving from one site to the next and constantly getting in and out of your car, you just hop off your bike at each stop. The park even has bike rentals. The park grounds are open daily, year-round, from  6 am to 10 pm . There are no entrance fees and there is a Visitor Center. The Joseph Plumb Martin Trail takes you through the park along paved trails from site to site starting from the Visitor Center. The North Side Trails is a series of three interconnected trails that create a loop along the Schuylkill River. You can also access the Schuylkill River Trail  from the North Side Trails. It passes through the northern part of the park. From the Schuylkill River Trail you can also access the PERKIOMEN TRAIL . For more information visit;  VALLEY FORGE NHP .  

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CLICK HERE FOR JP MARTIN TRAIL MAP

CLICK HERE FOR NORTH SIDE TRAIL MAP

CLICK HERE FOR VALLEY FORGE TRAIL MAP

 

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