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Valley Creek Trail

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Trail

1.3 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
97% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 153' 47 m
Descent: -97' -30 m
High: 190' 58 m
Low: 95' 29 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

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This easy and pleasant trail follows along Valley Creek.

Megan W

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek

Description

Starting from where Gulph Road crosses Valley Creek itself, the Valley Creek Trail initially bends away from the water and passes through some woods. During this first portion of the trail, keep an eye out near where the Colonial Spring Trail branches of to the west. There are interesting ruins of what used to be a bottling company that are still mostly intact. Peeking through the trees to see the remains of the buildings is exciting for visitors of all ages.

After passing the intersection with the Horse-Shoe Trail, continue back eastwards until reaching the creek again. Follow the creek on this essentially flat trail as in hugs the eastern flank of Mount Misery. The short and relatively steep Wolfinger Trail heads west uphill. Soon the Valley Creek Trail ends at the Knox Covered Bridge.

Note: bikes and horses are also allowed on this trail, so a little extra caution is advised.

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Valley Forge: Colonial Springs Water Bottling Plant Ruins 5.
Apr 13, 2016 near Chester…, PA
Valley Forge: Colonial Springs Water Bottling Plant Ruins can be seen from the trail.
Apr 14, 2016 near Chester…, PA
Trail on Mt. Misery, Valley Forge.
Apr 14, 2016 near Chester…, PA
Riffles on Valley Creek.
Apr 13, 2016 near Chester…, PA
A peek into the Colonial Springs Water Bottling Plant.
Apr 14, 2016 near Chester…, PA
David Potts House sits across from the Gulph Road end of the trail
Dec 31, 2015 near Chester…, PA

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