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Valley Creek Trail

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Trail

1.3 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
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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Trail shared by Megan W

This easy and pleasant trail follows along Valley Creek.

Megan W

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek

Family Friendly Though the trail might not have many educational stops, the opportunity to see the derelict bottling plant is exciting, and youngsters will likely enjoy the first portion of the trail.

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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Jun 6, 2019
Jack R.
May 26, 2019
Tony Cinquini
Jul 9, 2018
Tarun Reddy
Oct 15, 2017
Matt Boldt
Aug 3, 2017
Jake Hayes
Nice hike
Jul 1, 2017
Kasey M
Taking my time this Saturday AM to take photographs of valley creek.
Mar 8, 2017
Dan Smith
1.3mi
Mar 1, 2017
Dan Smith
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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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