General Trail Map
Leave your vehicle be hind and enjoy using almost 30 miles of trails to visit historic and natural sites in the park. To ensure your safety and to protect sensitive historic and natural resources in the park, you must abide by these common sense regulations:
- Some former trails have been closed to public use. They were closed because they are unsafe and cannot be made safe, or because using the trails destroys natural or historic resources. If a trail is not shown on the map, it is closed and public use is not permitted. Please be a part of protecting your natural and cultural heritage by staying off closed trails.
- Trails are designated for certain uses, as shown on the map, in order to prevent resource damage. Using trails for undesignated uses damages resources and is prohibited. Off-trail use by bicycle s causes profound damage to cultural and natural resources and is prohibited. Parking is permitted only in areas shown on the map.
- Parking on the grass damages cultural and natural resources and is prohibited.
- The use of skates, in-line skates, skateboards, and roller skis endangers other trail users and is prohibited throughout the park.
Joseph Plumb Martin 8.7 miles (5-mile inner loop)
Named for the Continental Soldier who camped at Valley Forge, this paved multi-use trail is hilly and generally not shaded and it connects a number of the park's historic sites.
18.2 miles of authorized bike trails.
Chapel Trail 2.5 miles
Shady unpaved trail with lengthy level stretches. Some steep sections with great views of the Schuylkill River.
Mount Joy Trails
Hilly wooded trail with great views. Unpaved.
Mount Misery Trails
Mount Misery: Steep wooded trails with great views and experiences. Unpaved.
Valley Creek: Mostly level trail along Valley Creek. Unpaved.
Wolfinger Trail: Very steep and wooded trail. Unpaved.
Horse-Shoe Trail: Steep woodland trail. Begins in park and connects with Appalachian Trail. Unpaved.
North Side Trails
River Trail: Shady level trail meandering along the Schuylkill River. Three miles; unpaved.
Schuylkill River Trail: Wide, paved (through the park) trail that travels to Philadelphia. Connects with the Perkiomen Trail and Audubon Loop Trail. Can be accessed from points beyond the park.
Commissary Trail: Level trail that circles part of the historic Pawling Farm. One mile; unpaved.
Birds of Valley Forge
Trees of Valley Forge
Keepers of the Stream
Preventing Lyme Disease
Monuments in the park