Horse-Shoe Trail

The Horse-Shoe Trail begins in Valley Forge National Historic Park and continues westward for over 140 miles to its junction with the Appalachian Trail, northeast of Harrisburg.

The trail runs through a variety of privately owned lands, state game lands and parks and is open to the public primarily for hiking and equestrian use. Mountain biking is allowed “at the discretion of landowners only.” The Horse-Shoe Trail Conservancy produces an excellent Trail Guide that is available for order (hstrail.org).

The PA Highlands Trail Network is envisioned to follow the Horse-Shoe Trail for approximately 62.7 miles between French Creek State Park and the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail.

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AMC Presents Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Project at DVRPC

On Wednesday, June 12th, AMC’s Circuit Trail Visual Assessment project team presented to DVRPC’s Information Resources Exchange Group. Read More

AMC Presents Visual Assessment Project at PALTA Conference

On May 16th, AMC staff presented its study “Protecting Significant Views on The Circuit: A Visual Assessment of Conservation Priorities Along The Circuit Trails” at the Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference. Read More

AMC Hosts The Circuit Trails Visual Assesment Study Webinar

On Wednesday, April 24th, Appalachian Mountain Club hosted a webinar to present its comprehensive visual assessment project of 30 Circuit Trails in PA and NJ. Read More

AMC and Lehigh Partner on Saucon Park Signage Project

AMC partnered with Lehigh University to design and install two interpretive signs in Saucon Park in the City of Bethlehem. The signs interpret natural and historical features location in the park.   Read More