Valley Forge II "Walk the Inner Line" afternoon hike

This is an afternoon hike through Valley Forge National Historical Park. We will tour the inner line defenses and fortifications.   

Length: 5-6 miles

Difficulty: Moderate (a few moderate climbs on Mt Joy)

Duration: ~ 3 hours

Meet at: The large parking lot next to the chapel (See map for exact location)

GPS Coordinates: Lat[masked], Long [masked]

Sorry, no children and no pets. Heavy rain/snow will cancel hike. 

There will be an optional refreshment stop after hike at a local eatery. For further information or directions e-mail:  [masked]


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  • John S.

    Enjoyable hike on a beautiful day. Wish we didn't have the snow on the ground so we could have gotten off the paved path but I guess I will just have to sign up when it is offered again. Thanks Dave and Sonya.

    February 25, 2014

  • Mike G

    Had a great time enjoyed the history with the hike looking forward to next time . Thank you Sonya and Dave for sponsoring .

    February 24, 2014

  • Ken K.

    Always a great experience with A Hike in Time

    February 24, 2014

  • Rich

    Had a great time. Beautiful weather. Enjoyed Dave's knowledge of the park.

    February 24, 2014

  • Terry B.

    Might anyone go to these from Lancaster?

    February 24, 2014

  • John B

    Dave and Sonya thank you for a great hike.

    February 24, 2014

  • KathieB

    Always a great hike with Dave & Sonya

    February 24, 2014

  • Joe W

    Enjoyed the combination of hiking and learning history. It was a great way of spending a few hours

    February 23, 2014

  • Careyann

    Great hike!

    February 23, 2014

  • Marta j.

    I enjoyed The hike I Was impressed with Dave's knowledge of history. Sonya. Very concerned about the group Looking forward to future gatherings with the group

    February 23, 2014

  • Rita

    Sonya and Dave - what a fabulous time we had!!! It was the first time hiking with you and will definitely look forward to the next adventure... Thank you so much for your effort in making this hike so successful. It was great to meet so many new friends - who I hope will see again soon...

    February 23, 2014

  • Sonya I.

    Dave and I would like to thank everyone for coming out today. What a beautiful day!!! It was nice to see old faces and meet new ones. We hope to see everyone again real soon.
    Sonya and Dave

    1 · February 23, 2014

  • Susan B.

    A big thank you to Dave and Sonya

    February 23, 2014

  • John S.

    Only about 10 to 15 minutes away but sitting in standstill traffic on the Northeast Extension I'll call if it doesn't clear up

    February 23, 2014

  • dana

    I apologize for the late notice, bit I have a splitting headache and will have to join another time. Have fun!

    February 23, 2014

  • Mike G

    Thank you

    February 23, 2014

  • Mike G

    Dave, first time hiking with you guys is there a a particular car I should be looking for to identify the group?

    Thanks

    February 23, 2014

    • Sonya I.

      We will be in the back right hand corner of the parking lot. We drive a gray Toyota Avalon.

      February 23, 2014

  • Terry B.

    hope to join some future hikes.

    February 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dave, are you referring to hiking boots or knee high boots?

    February 22, 2014

    • Dave I.

      Hiking boots, preferably ones that will keep your feet dry

      February 23, 2014

  • Dave I.

    Hi Everyone,

    Sonya and I walked the trails at Valley Forge today to check the conditions. The paved trails are in great shape, but the other trails are still snowy.

    We have adjusted the route to incorporate mostly paved trail, but there are still a few spots where you will be walking on a snowy trail.

    Please be sure to wear boots.

    Thanks,
    Dave

    February 22, 2014

  • Eileen M.

    Hi Dave. Looking forward to your hike Sun and would like to bring a guest with me. Did not see a spot to add?

    February 21, 2014

    • Susan B.

      Eileen, I could sign Franco in as a guest earlier today either and there were still spots left. Signing him up for the meetup individually now so if something opens it might be easier to get him on the list.

      February 21, 2014

    • Sonya I.

      I have increased the attendance and made you a plus one.

      February 22, 2014

  • Marta j.

    Can I bring a friend?

    February 22, 2014

    • Sonya I.

      I have increased the attendance and have made you a plus one.

      February 22, 2014

  • eric s.

    Dave: Can we assume that boots will be in order for Sunday's hike given today's rain and the snow melt?

    February 21, 2014

    • Dave I.

      Boots are definitely in order.

      February 21, 2014

  • Susan B.

    This will be my first hike with you. Does this program allow for bringing a guest? I didnt see a check off as with other clubs. My husband would like to attend as well

    February 20, 2014

    • Dave I.

      Yes, up to two guests. You should be able to adjust your RSVP.

      February 21, 2014

  • April

    I am sad to say I can't attend. I have been coughing horribly and am not sure I will be better by Sunday. I hope to make the next one.

    February 20, 2014

  • Rita

    Hi! I'm new to joining this group and am very excited. Looking forward to participating in the Feb 23 event. I'm from South Jersey and was wondering if anyone in this group lives near Medford and will be going to this hike?

    February 15, 2014

    • Shirley M

      Hi Rita I live in Mt Holly. Were you looking to ride together if so I'd be willing.

      February 18, 2014

    • Rita

      Hi Shirley...Thank you so much for the offer. But I will be leaving from another site for this hike. Perhaps next time we can ride up together. See you on Sunday!

      February 19, 2014

  • Rita

    Sonya, is this hike very difficult for someone who hasn't hiked in a while?

    February 17, 2014

    • Sonya I.

      As long as you can do the distance, I would think you are fine. This will not be a fast paced hike. There are too many people and too much snow for anything to move fast. Mt. Joy has some elevation, but is very doable. Look forward to meeting you.

      February 18, 2014

    • Rita

      Terrific!! Thanks so much Sonya - see you then...

      February 18, 2014

  • Allison

    I haven't hiked in a while, better wait for easy/beginner hike for my first time back on the trail.

    February 17, 2014

  • Sonya I.

    Hi Everyone,
    Dave and I did some recon at Valley Forge yesterday and I wanted to provide an update.
    Some trails are in really good shape, some are not. But, even those should improve by Sunday. Most of the restroom facilities are closed, but there are port-a-potty's available.
    Unless something changes drastically we are a go for this hike. There may be some spots that are still snow covered on Sunday, so please just be prepared. I think everyone will have a great time.
    After the hike, Dave and I will be headed to Wegman's King of Prussia ( 1 Village Dr, King of Prussia, PA 19406) for a burger and a beer. Please feel free to join us there. We will bring directions.
    Thanks,
    Sonya
    Cell numbers
    Sonya (843)[masked]
    Dave (484)[masked]

    February 17, 2014

  • Tom

    My grandparents were married there. An ancestor, William Elisha Barton, who participated in the Philadelphia Campaign of[masked], was there during that winter.

    February 10, 2014

    • Dave I.

      Hi Tom, very interesting stuff! I took a quick look at the Valley Forge Muster Roll (valleyforgemusterroll.o­rg) and there is a William Barton, 1st Lt with the 4th NJ regiment. Was he your ancestor?

      February 10, 2014

    • Tom

      Yes. Originally he was an ensign in the British army at New York City. He deserted after the Battle of New York to join the American forces. His father is supposed to have served with Washington and Braddock, dying either at the Battle of the Monongahela or during that campaign. Barton, once an American soldier he served possibly with Maxwell's Rangers during the Battle of Cooch's Bridge. At Valley Forge, he eventually became a quartermaster captain. He was sent to the Split Rock area of New Jersey to help with munitions manufacture as that area had an iron industry. He died and was buried on a farm near there. He has a stone at the "blind camp" near Marcella, Morris County, NJ along with several other American Revolutionary soldiers.

      February 10, 2014

  • Theresa

    We are in Charleston, SC that day on the way to a trip to Northern Florida

    January 22, 2014

  • Michael

    Wish I could join you...

    January 20, 2014

  • Anita G.

    Sorry I have my annual piano recital the day of this hike..I will catch you on another hike!

    January 19, 2014

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