Valley Forge National Historical Park | HORSEBACK RIDING

Valley Forge National Historical Park trail map (click to enlarge)

Valley Forge National Historical Park trail map (click to enlarge)

Horseback riding is allowed within Valley Forge National Historical Park on select trails for those with their own horses. There are no horse rentals or businesses offering trail rides at the park. If you wish to ride at Valley Forge, please use one of the following parking lots:

The following trails are open to horseback riding:

Baptist Trace
.75 mile, gravel road

Chapel Trail
2.3 miles, unpaved

Commissary Trail
1 mile, unpaved

Grand Parade Trail
2.6 miles, unpaved

Horse-Shoe Trail
140 miles but only a small segment is within park boundaries, unpaved

Mount Joy Trail
1.5 miles one way, unpaved

River Trail
3 miles, gravel

Valley Creek Trail
1 mile, gravel

There is also a bridle trail that runs along the park’s southern border. It is not identified with a name on the trail map. I did not hike it, so I cannot report on it.

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Last updated on September 13, 2022
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