|Length||140 mi (225 km)|
|Location||Southeastern Pennsylvania, United States|
Valley Forge National Historical Park
|Trail difficulty||Moderate to Strenuous|
Minor connecting trails
Points of interest
- Near the start of the trail are the ruins of an old root beer bottling plant. A spring runs through the ruins.
- The trail runs through French Creek State Park.
- The trail runs through Welkinweir, an arboretum and conservation area south of Pottstown.
Horse-Shoe Trail Club
The Horse-Shoe Trail Club was founded in 1935 and coordinates volunteer and funding efforts to maintain the trail.
The club prints a guide to the trail that is updated occasionally, which includes a booklet and a set of 10 detailed maps. The guide is available for sale through the club. It is also sold at the visitor's center to Valley Forge Park and other select locations. The 24th edition of the guide was published in February 2011. There is also a newsletter, Blaze, that is published and includes updated information to the guide.
- Backpacking Pennsylvania: 37 Great Hikes, Mitchell, Stackpole Books, 2004, ISBN 0-8117-3180-4
- Horse-Shoe Trail Club