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Exploring Valley Forge National Park’s Easy and Moderate Trails

Looking for an excellent place to hike? 

With Valley Forge National Historical Park just a short trip from Canvas, one could explore the many beautiful trails for weeks and still not see all there is to see at the park. To help, here are three of our favorite trails at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

Joseph Plumb Martin Trail

Difficulty: Easy

A 5.0 mile loop near King of Prussia, the Joseph Plumb Martin Trail is considered one of the easier trails at Valley Forge, taking around 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete. The perfect trail for birding, horseback riding or hiking, you’ll pass Artillery Park as well as four redoubts. This is also a popular trail so you’ll likely see a few faces along the way. Learn more about the Joseph Plumb Martin Trail.

Mount Misery Trail

Difficulty: Moderate

Don’t be fooled by the name, this is only a moderately challenging route. The Mount Misery Trail takes an average of 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete and is very popular for birding, hiking and running. Again, this is a popular trail so you can expect to see lots of others exploring Mount Misery throughout the year. Learn more about Mount Misery Trail.

Washington Memorial Loop

Difficulty: Moderate

The Washington Memorial Loop is a 3.6 mile trail loop near the Valley Forge side of the park. A more moderately difficult trail than the Joseph Plumb Martin, this loop takes only 1 hour and 16 minutes to complete and is best for hikers. It’s unlikely you’ll encounter many other explorers here but dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash. Learn more about the Washington Memorial Loop.