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Horse-Shoe Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.0 mile 1.7 kilometer point to point
84% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 350' 107 m
Descent: -20' -6 m
High: 581' 177 m
Low: 231' 71 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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This lush and wooded trail ascends part-way up Mount Misery.

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A wide trail with a smooth, easy surface.

Description

From it's start at a junction with the Valley Creek Trail, the Horse-Shoe Trail climbs steadily, paralleling the braided Colonial Springs. The wooded landscape may offer a few glimpsed views. Also hidden in the trees, are the ruins of an old bottling plant, and sharp eyes can still spot the stone walls.

Continue uphill, sometimes steeply before reaching an intersection with the Mount Misery Trail. To stay on the Horse-Shoe Trail, continue right (westwards) over easier ground along a ridge. About 0.2 miles after the junction, the trail crosses into private land, finally ending at East Forge Mountain Road atop Mount Misery.

Note: Horses are also allowed on this trail, so please be courteous to your fellow trail users.

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Valley Forge: Colonial Springs Water Bottling Plant Ruins 5.
Apr 13, 2016 near Chester…, PA
A peek into the Colonial Springs Water Bottling Plant.
Apr 14, 2016 near Chester…, PA
Valley Forge: Colonial Springs Water Bottling Plant Ruins can be seen from the trail.
Apr 14, 2016 near Chester…, PA
a stream and stone wall, seen from the horse-shoe trail
May 3, 2019 near Chester…, PA

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