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Distance

6 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty

Moderate

Δ Elevation (FT)

Minimal

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Valley Forge River Trail

Pennsylvania

  • Hiking in Valley Forge National Historical Park.

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Notes

Valley Forge River Trail is a moderate kid friendly hike in Valley Forge National Historical Park near Philadelphia. This shady hike meanders along the Schuylkill River. This trail is also used by mountain bikers and equestrians.

History

Hiking in Valley Forge National Historical Park is a walk through history. The site commemorates where George Washington and the Continental Army wintered in 1777-1778. As winter set in only one in three in Washington’s army had shoes and by the next February nearly 2,500 would die from malnutrition, disease and exposure.

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Contact: Valley Forge NHP 1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia, PA 19406

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