National Trails Day at Valley Forge Park

June 2, 2017

Celebrate America’s magnificent trail system by coming to Valley Forge’s National Trails Day event on Saturday, June 3, 2017. In addition to the several well-known and well-loved trails throughout the park, you can also check out the lesser-known trails that will surprise and challenge you. Have you crossed the new Sullivan’s Bridge? Interested in getting oriented to the rougher trails of Mt. Joy and Mt. Misery?

Join in on Guided walks throughout the day.
Guided Walks

Grand Parade Meadow Walk | Moderate | 9:00-11:00am
Enjoy a guided walk on mown trails through the park meadows with a knowledgeable staff. Park at the Maurice Stephens House or Washington Memorial Chapel to start this 2 hour walk at the Maurice Stephens House. Register by clicking here.

Historical Walks with Interpretive Rangers | Easy | 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:30am, and 1:00pm
Two National Park Service Rangers will lead engaging 1-hr walks from Artillery Park to the Von Steuben statue. Meet 5 minutes before the walk begins. Register by clicking here.

River Trail Walk | Easy | 9:15am-11:15am
Join two Park Ambassador volunteers for an exploration of the popular River Trail. Meet at the Visitor Center flagpole by 9:15am. Register by clicking here.

Joseph Plumb Martin History Walk | Moderate | 9:30am-12:00pm
One of the Valley Forge Encampment Store’s most dynamic guides will lead this walk! Meet at the Visitor Center front desk by 9:30am. Rain or shine. Register by clicking here.

Mt. Misery with the Appalachian Mountain Club | Moderate | 12:00-1:30pm
Begin at the Wilson Road parking lot for a 2-3 mile hike that will elevate your heart and mind 400-foot high on an unpaved woodland trail. Register by clicking here.

Mt. Joy with the Appalachian Mountain Club | Moderate | 2:00-3:30pm
Start at the Artillery Park parking lot for a 2-3 mile walk. Expect to get high (400 feet!) on an unpaved woodland trail. Register by clicking here.

Other Programs

Bark Ranger | 9:00am-12:00pm
Bring your favorite canine companion and meet at the Mini-Parade Ground in front of the Visitor Center to learn how you and your dog can steward the park. There will be goodies! Register by clicking here.

Weed Warriors Volunteer Project
Limited spaces left to help with invasive plant removal. Contact Kate Jensen at 610-783-1035 if you are interested in volunteering.