- The Thursday Evening Hike at Valley Forge (3C6)
***Please note the earlier start time of 6:15 for hikes on 4/18 and 4/25. We sincerely appreciate everyone's effort to arrive at the hike early or on time.*** There will be rolling hills, some climbs, and rocky trails, so you will need sturdy shoes and water. The hike course is designed so that aggressive, moderate and leisurely hikers will sort naturally and everyone gets the challenge level they desire. We will be meeting at the Artillery Park parking lot located on East Inner Liner Drive (GPS[masked] , [masked]) Directions from 202 North or South: Get onto 422 West. Take exit onto Route 23 and make a left into the park. Continue to follow 23 past Washington's Headquarters and make a left onto Gulph Rd and then take the second right onto East Inner Line Drive. Follow same directions if you are coming East bound on 422 ( from Collegeville area), except you will make a right onto Rt 23 to follow into the park. Dogs permitted -park rules require a leash. Optional after hike get together.
- Central Jersey Afternoon Hike(2B4-5)
Early Afternoon Central Jersey Hike (2B4-5) Come enjoy walking 4-5 miles through the beautiful Duke Farms at 1112 Dukes Parkway West, in Hillsborough NJ. Each Thursday's hike will be determined each day. There's trails that are paved, gravel, grassy and dirt. Leader will use any combination of these trails. Please be ready to hike in front of visitor's center at 1 PM. Arrive at least 20 minutes earlier to watch video in visitor's center to learn about history of Duke Farms. Bring water, snack and weather appropriate clothes. Sometimes grassy trails can be wet. Wear waterproof hiking shoes. If there's light rain/showers, bring umbrella and we'll walk on paved trails. Heavy rain and thunderstorms cancel trip. Questions? Email: [masked]
- Valley Forge Thursday Weekly Hike (2C5-6)
Join us on a weekly 5/6 mile hike on various trails in Valley Forge Park. Pace will be moderate. Bring water, snacks and comfortable footwear. No dogs please. Rain or snow will cancel. Any questions call Joe at[masked] or email me at [masked] Meet at the Knox's Quarters parking lot on Route 252 at 10:00 AM
- Hike Lehigh Gap 3CD6-8.5
Join us as we hike 6-8.5 miles along the Appalachian Trail and a few connected trails from Lehigh Gap. Enjoy the spectacular panorama views from the rocks above. The hike may include challenging sections of rock hopping and or scrambling. Some might prefer to have trekking poles on these parts. The elevation range is anywhere from 1400'- 2100' total elevation gain. Previous strenuous hiking experience will be needed as we will be moving at a quick steady rate. I suggest you bring water, snacks and wear good hiking shoes/boots, head lamp, trekking poles and correct clothes for the temperature. We will meet at 6:00 PM at the Appalachian Trail Parking Lot off of Lehigh Dr. (GPS:[masked], [masked]). Severe weather will cancel. Please contact me if you have any questions. [masked]
- 5K and 10K Trail Running for Beginners: VALLEY FORGE (5C 3.1 or 6.2)
This is a run in the woods over rocky irregular ground. Hills are gradual and total elevation is around 350 feet or less for the 5K and twice that for the 10K. There will be an option to stop at the half way point to achieve the 5K distance. This event is designed for hikers seeking to enhance overall physical fitness and chiefly for beginner trail runners in mind. My expectations are that everyone stop at the designated stops for the group to reform; you can run when others are walking; feel free to walk when others are running. Plan on allocating an hour for the 5K and 2 hrs for the 10K including introductions, etc. The trails are intentionally selected to avoid the biggest hills and for run-ability but can be rock and root strewn and the footing can be loose in places (not flat or compacted). We have a choice of different courses each week depending on the group. Weather advisory - in the event of snow or freezing conditions this event will be a hike. We will be meeting at the Artillery Park parking lot located on East Inner Liner Drive (GPS[masked] , [masked]). Restrooms available.
- Valley Forge Noon
2/ C/ 6 Join Larry, Joe and friends for a weekly hike on the trails at Valley Forge. Meet at 11:45 AM at the Knox Quarters parking lot on rd 252 for a 6 mile loop with a finish around 2 pm. Moderate pace, some hills. What to wear: appropriate clothes What to bring: sunscreen, bugspray, water. Directions: Google Knox Quarters at Valley Forge (Not Knox headquarters ). I love dogs, but not on my hikes. If you are running late CALL me at[masked]. Texts, emails and Meetup messages probably will not be seen til after the hike. This hike is rain or shine as long as anyone shows up. We may also take a short break to review some wilderness first aid protocols.
- Tuesday Nights in the Wissahickon.
Tuesday Nights in the Wissahickon (3C 4-6) Join us for a casual social hike at a moderate pace through the hills of the Wissahickon Gorge of about 4-6 miles. Bring water, snacks and a flashlight or headlamp. Always an option for dinner following the hike. Meet at Bruno's, at the corner of Germantown and Northwestern Avenues at 6:30 p.m. Approximate GPS coordinates are:[masked], [masked]. Nasty weather will cancel the hike. If doubtful check the status of the hike at http://www.amcdv.org/AMCCalendar.php or contact the leaders before 10:30 p.m. Tel:[masked]
- Tuesday Nights in the Wissahickon
Tuesday Nights in the Wissahickon (3C 4-6) Join us for a casual social hike at a moderate pace through the hills of the Wissahickon Gorge of about 4-6 miles. Bring water, snacks and a flashlight or headlamp. Meet at Bruno's, at the corner of Germantown and Northwestern Avenues at 6:30 p.m. Nasty weather will cancel the hike. If doubtful check the status of the hike at http://www.amcdv.org/AMCCalendar.php or contact the leaders before 5:30 p.m. David Stein (215)[masked], [masked])
- BICYCLE RIDE TO UPPER BLACK EDDY FROM WY-HIT-TUK PARK
Bicycle ride along the Delaware River Canal tow path approximately 27 miles, moderate 10 - 12 mph pace. Meet at the parking lot at Wy-Hit-Tuk Park, 569 South Delaware Dr., Williams Township, PA 18042 (Route 611 about 2 miles south of Easton). Lunch is optional at the Homestead General Store in Upper Black Eddy. Bring water and an extra bicycle tube. Bicycles must be in safe operating condition. Hybrid or mountain bikes are best on the dirt tow path. A suitable helmet is required. Heavy rain cancels, as to be posted by 8:00 AM.
- WISSAHICKON GORGE WANDERING (3C5)
Join us for a hike of 5 miles on various trails throughout the beautiful Wissahickon Gorge. The distance of the hike will be dependent on conditions and speed of the group. The weather is beautiful and dusk in the Wissahickon brings a certain majesty. Meet at 6:00 p.m. by the Valley Green Inn. Bring water, snacks and a flashlight. GPS coordinates for Valley Green Inn:[masked], [masked] Bad weather may cancel. If doubtful, please check the status of the hike before 5:30 .