H3 Twilight Hike: Valley Forge Park: The First 7 Miles of Spring

  • March 20 · 6:15 PM
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TGIS! Thank God It's Spring!

Thursday Is FINALLY The First Day of Spring! To Celebrate I'm Planning To Hike Valley Forge Park on Thursday Evening From 6:30PM - 8:30PM. If Anyone Would Like To Join Me For An Over The Hump Twilight Hike...Please Feel Free To Do So.


We Meet At 6:15 PM: I'll Be At Wilson Road and Yellow Springs Road (Go To Wilson Road On Yellow Springs Road 1/4 Mile Up From The Covered Bridge). Text/Call me at[masked] To Coordinate.

The Plan: I'll Be Hiking The Valley Forge Trails.

IMPORTANT NOTE: PART OF THIS HIKE MAY GO AFTER DARK! PLEASE BRING A HEADLAMP, FLASHLIGHT OR CELL PHONE WITH FLASHLIGHT APP!

Hike Trail Map PDF

- Mount Misery Trail Map

Distance: Approx 7 Miles Total

Total Time: Approx 2 Hours

Hike Level: Moderate (Distance, Hills and Pace)

This hike is for INTERMEDIATE+ Hikers due to distance, hills and the pace (3.5 mph avg). Please note that whenever necessary I ALWAYS stop at various points along the way to let any slower hikers catch up whenever necessary. We leave no hikers behind! ;)

For those not familiar with Valley Forge Park and the trails surrounding the park...please be prepared for some hills and some rocky terrain on parts of the trails.

Sturdy shoes are recommended. Dress appropriately for weather conditions.

I may still hike during rain. Severe thunderstorms will most likely cancel hike (ON BAD WEATHER DAYS I WILL ALWAYS POST A HIKE STATUS IN COMMENTS AROUND 60-90 MINUTES PRIOR TO POSTED HIKE START TIME OR YOU CAN CALL/TEXT ME AT[masked] FOR AN UPDATE).

As always...PLEASE BRING WATER and other essential items you may need.

You may also want to consider bringing a hat, first aid kit, walking stick(s), field guides, binoculars, and a camera.

Dogs: Always Welcome (A Leash Is Recommended)

Note: Please add a comment if you do plan to bring along your pooch OR if you are ALLERGIC so that everyone is made aware in advance and can plan accordingly.

Arrival and Start Times: Please meet us at 6:15 PM for QUICK meet and greet introductions, hike overview and then PROMPT departure at 6:30 PM.

Facilities: Bathrooms and Fountains Over By Mt Joy

NOTICE: By attending an event you are agreeing that YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AT ALL TIMES. No member of the group EXCEPT YOURSELF can be held responsible for any damages, accidents, or liabilities incurred while hiking with us.

As always, I want to make it clear that I do plan to lead my hikes always observing Safety First...but also with the intention that these hikes should be fun, enjoyable, relaxing and non-stressful social meetups...with a bit of a work out too.

Let's Hit The Trails! I Look Forward to Seeing You There! ;)

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  • Paul

    The first day of Spring! FINALLY! This was a great Twilight Hike. I enjoyed starting out on the new old trail I found last week. I would say this is Wolfinger's Twin Brother over the Mt Joy side...a very steep and long climb. Loved it!

    It was great starting out over in the park again now that daylight saving time is upon us. This way we got to hike more actual trails in the park. We clocked in just over 6 miles from 6:30pm until around 8:15pm at an Avg Moving Pace around 3 MPH. We got up to just about 1300 Feet of Elevation Gain. And we got in a little bit of night hiking too.

    Starting next week with the longer daylight...I would really like to get back toward a much faster pace over 3 MPH, more Elevation Gains and a Longer Distance up over 7 Miles. Thanks to everybody for coming out. I hope to see you all again next time!

    March 21

  • SP

    Great spring workout.

    1 · March 20

  • Wendy

    Nice night although I really did miss the snow...not! Love the new trail! Thanks Paul!

    1 · March 20

  • Ed

    They just reopened 23 at 252.

    1 · March 20

  • Jack

    Sorry, Thursday won't work for me. Enjoy!

    March 19

    • Paul

      Hi Jack, Hope you can join us another time.

      March 19

  • Paul

    Hi Again, Another major sewer main break near VFP occurred. So I'll most likely reschedule to Thursday night.

    March 18

    • Ed

      Just saw this after I posted.

      March 18

  • Paul

    Hi All, Weather forecast is calling for PM showers tomorrow. I might have to bump to Thursday.

    March 18

    • Ed

      Thursday works for me. I was at VF today and there is another water main break at 252 & 23.

      March 18

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