Route: Horse-Shoe Trail, PA

Pennsylvania, US

The Horse-Shoe Trail is a 142-mile hiking and equestrian trail that runs from Valley Forge to the Appalachian Trail in southern Pennsylvania. The trail, which was opened in 1935, crosses public and private lands, and is maintained by the non-profit Horse-Shoe Trail Conservancy.

Maps were updated in 2011 with nice digitally produced topos. Reroutes do continue to be an issue as the trail is sometimes forced to move when a landowner decides they no longer want us on their property, or when we find a new route that eliminates some road miles. Reroutes are posted to HST website at

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I will be attempting a fastest known time of the horseshoe trail Saturday August 18th.  It will be done in a supported fashion.  

How did your attempt go?  I live close by, cool to see someone going for it

I’ll be attempting a women’s/supported FKT here on July 10, 2020.