Horse-Shoe Trail in Southeastern PA

When Nina from Gone Roaming asked for volunteers to write a guest post, I jumped at the chance. It seemed like a natural fit – hiking and trail running. I decided to write about a trail run that I do with a buddy of mine. We have done several versions of the loop I describe, and it is one of my favorites. The start of the run is only about three miles from my house, and there is plenty of shade on the route, so it is a good run to do on those hot, humid, Pennsylvania summer days.

Meditations in Motion

I usually run trails with my friend Al, another former chemistry teacher. Al and I have run together for a long time, at first as part of a group. Over the years injuries and age have beset members, and the group has dwindled to just two – Al and me. I guess we are the luckiest, or maybe just the most stubborn, but we continue to run trails.

Meditations in Motion

The Horse-Shoe Trail is a 140-mile path that begins at the western boundary of the Valley Forge National Park in southeastern Pennsylvania and winds its way through private property, state game lands, and public parks to meet up with the Appalachian Trail just outside of Harrisburg, PA.

Please continue reading my post about my adventure on the Horse-Shoe Trail here.


I am joining Running on Happy, Crazy Running Girl, and Coach Debbie Runs for the Coaches’ Corner, Random-osity for Little Things Thursdays, and Nicole and Annmarie for Wild Workout Wednesday.





    • I understand. I twisted my ankle in a trail race this summer too. Luckily, I didn’t miss very much time running, but it is still sore if I turn it the wrong way.


    • It’s a nice one to hike/run/ Some of my former students (I was a high school teacher) hiked the entire length of the trail one summer and were interviewed by our local paper.


    • There is a 5-mile race there that I would love to do. It’s been on my radar for years! It’s about an hour drive for me to Valley Forge. I am west of there.


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