Nanticoke, Pennsylvania (PA) Trails & Maps

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  • Back Mountain Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Back Mountain Trail, originally built by lumber and ice king Albert Lewis of Wyoming Valley 115 years ago, was acquired by the Lehigh Valley Railroad in 1887. Lumber, ice, leather goods and anthracite coal were milled, tanned, mined and ...
  • Big Woods Trail-formerly Yelenoc Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 0 miles
    Surface:

    In Berks County, feasibility work has been started to design a trail section that will connect French Creek State Park to the Schuylkill River Trail. This is part of a Concept Plan for a trail called The Big Woods Trail that will connect the ...
  • Bloomsburg Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Bloomsburg Rail-Trail runs for a short distance along the former rail bed on the northwest side of town. Following the east bank of Fishing Creek, the trail stretches between Millville Road just south of I-80 and Railroad Street near where ...
  • Blue Marsh Lake Multi-Use Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 29.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Blue Marsh Lake Multi-Use Trail loops around a manmade reservoir just outside of Reading in southeastern Pennsylvania. The trail has a mixture of surfaces (hard-packed dirt, grass, gravel and abandoned roads) with some single-tracking and ...
  • Buckwha Creek Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Buckwha Creek Trail is a 4.5 mile rail-trail that is equally in Monroe Co. and Carbon Co. The eastern part of the trail, in Monroe Co. is owned by Eldred Township and is maintained by the Kunkletown Rod and Gun Club and is in fairly good ...
  • Buffalo Flat Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt

  • Buffalo Valley Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    As of autumn 2011, 9 miles of the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail are complete. The trail runs between Lewisburg and Mifflinburg, and interpretive signs relate the region's history. The trail is mostly paved at both ends but the middle section has ...
  • Conservancy Narrow Gauge Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.1 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Located at 2,100 feet and next to the Loyalsock State Forest in northeast Pennsylvania, this trail in the small town of Eagles Mere has a rich history. In 1892 the Eagles Mere eight-mile narrow gauge railroad was built to Sonestown where it ...
  • D & L Trail - Asher F. Boyer Trail (Slatington-Northampton)

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 10.6 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    This section of the Delaware and Lehigh (D & L) National Heritage Corridor connects Slatington to Northampton. It is dedicated to the memory of Asher F. Boyer, an Eagle Scout who worked on a project to help establish this section of trail. With ...
  • D & L Trail - Black Diamond Trail (Mountain Top-White Haven)

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 9.2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    NOTE: This section of the Delaware and Lehigh (D & L) National Heritage Corridor is now open, but there is a short gap in the trail at Glen Summit pending private property access. Trail users are advised to use the Black Diamond Trailhead to ...
  • D & L Trail - Lehigh Canal North

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 7.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    Josiah White, a famous entrepreneur and innovator, built the Lehigh Canal to transport anthracite coal the 46 miles from Mauch Chunk to Easton. There, the coal barges entered the Delaware Canal to complete their journey to Philadelphia. An ambitious ...
  • D & L Trail - Lehigh Gorge State Park Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 25.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    When coal was discovered in Summit Hill in the late 1700s, a rush of development ensued in the Lehigh Valley. Josiah White and the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company constructed a series of dams and canals in the early 1800s to move coal to ...
  • D & L Trail - Walnutport to Weissport

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 13.9 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone

    This trail is a combination of canal towpath and rail-trail. On the east side of the Lehigh River, the trail follows the earthen canal towpath. On the west side of the river, the trail follows a rail-trail of crushed stone, between Slatington ...
  • D&H Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 38 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Gravity Railroad conducted a 3-mile test of the first steam locomotive in the U.S. in August 1829, which ran from the towns of Honesdale to Seeleyville, Pennsylvania, and discovered that the train was too heavy for ...
  • Endless Mountain Riding Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 9.2 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt

    The local riding club enjoyed this former rail line, which was purchased in 1944 for a dollar from the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, as a bridle trail for many years. It changed management over the years, and currently has no official ...
  • George B. Will Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 5.6 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Grass

    The George B. Will Trail in Tiadaghton State Forest is named for an early 20th-century Pennsylvania forest ranger. The trail is popular with cross-country skiers and travels through a mixed-pine forest. The loop trail is wide and flat, perfect ...
  • Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Like so many trails in this area, the Great Hazleton Rails to Trails occupies the former corridor of a railroad line that supported the local coal mining industry. After a half century of disuse, the local community has turned the corridor into ...
  • Ironton Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 9.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The Ironton Rail-Trail is the quintessential example of how a former rail corridor can transform a community. This trail has it all for locals and visitors alike. If you are looking for beautiful scenery, safe venues for exercise and access ...
  • Iroquois Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Iroquois Trail is scenic and remote, stretching about 2 miles through Tunkhannock, a gateway community to the Endless Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania. The rail-trail follows the route of the Lehigh Valley Railroad's Montrose Branch, ...
  • J. Manley Robbins Trail, aka Robbins Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.8 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    J. Manley Robbins Trail is a short trail with a long history. Quite possibly it is the oldest documented rail-trail in the country. The trail leads through a beautiful deciduous forest high above the Mahoning Creek. It is barely 1 mile long ...
  • JFK Walking Trail - Pottsville Bike Path & Jogging Area

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 0.82 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The JFK Walking Trail is a hidden gem created to be part of the Pottsville Community flagship recreation complex. The paved trail is located behind the tennis courts and pool. A stylish sign complete with picket fence marks the entry way to ...
  • Karamac Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Dirt

    The Karamac Trail is a short walking trail that starts under the Interstate 80 bridge on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River. The trail follows an old railroad right-of-way; there is a railroad mile marker just a few yards from the southern ...
  • Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 17.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The multi-use Lackawanna River Heritage Trail (LRHT) follows Pennsylvania's Lackawanna River and, when complete, will be more than 70 miles. The trail begins at the confluence of the Lackawanna and Susquehanna rivers in Pittston, southwest of ...
  • Lehigh and New England Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The beautiful Lehigh and New England trail is a short, crushed stone trail that follows a section of the former Lehigh and New England Railroad corridor. A lush tree canopy separates the trail from nearby State Highway 309. Detailed signage ...
  • Luzerne County Levee Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Luzerne County Levee Trail is a 12-mile paved path made up of 4 different reaches on either side of the Susquehanna River. A system of interconnected paved trails built atop the flood protection levees in the Wyoming Valley. Also known as ...
  • Luzerne County National Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Concrete, Gravel

    Tracing about two miles of riverfront today, this trail eventually will form a 16-mile pathway along an active railway. Chain link fencing separates the tracks from the trail. In downtown Pittston, the flat rail-trail intersects with a path ...
  • McDade Recreational Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 32 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Joseph M. McDade Recreational Trail is named after a former member of Congress from the area known for his dedication to public lands. The trail, located within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, offers diverse views of the ...
  • Nor-Bath Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 5.1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    For 77 years, the tiny Northampton & Bath Railroad traveled the 7 miles between the two Pennsylvania towns that gave the line its name. Then, like its larger cousins, the Northampton & Bath Railroad fell victim to the changing face of transportation ...
  • O&W Trail - PA

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    There are two trails named the O&W: one in New York and this one in Pennsylvania. Although the trail stretches 32 miles (as shown on the map), only the first 8 miles of trail (from Simpson to Stillwater) are managed by the Northeast Pennsylvania ...
  • Old Tram Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

    Lumber mills frequently set up tram cars running on a set of tracks to carry cut timbers from the steep hillsides. The Old Tram Trail is exactly that and has become a short bit of single track to challenge mountain bikers as well as hikers. ...
  • Penobscot Ridge Mountain Bike Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    The Penobscot Ridge Mountain Bike Area encompasses the large reclaimed areas of land to the south of Wanamie and the conservation lands of Penobscot Ridge. The combination of existing trails on the site, interesting vegetation, open fields, ...
  • Plainfield Township Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 6.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    From 1880 until well into the 20th century, Bangor and Portland Railway steam locomotives plied this corridor and others in the region, providing essential transportation services for the nearby quarries. Conrail bought the Plainfield Township ...
  • Schuylkill River Trail - Bartram Trail Section

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 8.4 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The John Bartram Trail (a.k.a. Bartram Trail) is simply one section of the very involved Schuylkill River Trail, which is being developed in sections as funds and capacity permit. Currently 9.6 miles of the Bartram Trail is open. There are two ...
  • Schuylkill Valley Heritage Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 7.3 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    The Schuylkill Valley Heritage Trail passes through the rolling green hills of the Schuylkill River Valley, from just outside of Tamaqua to Middleport. The trail runs immediately adjacent to US Highway 209 and was originally intended to be part ...
  • Sentiero di Shay

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 13.4 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Grass

    Primarily a cross-country ski route, this 13.4 mile trail can also be enjoyed for hiking. A must for exciting runs in the winter time the Sentiero Di Shay can also provide an exciting mountain bike adventure. The trail winds down, around and ...
  • Slate Heritage Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 3.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Slate Heritage Trail is built on the former Lehigh Valley Railroad, which opened in 1874 and transported slate products from quarries in northern Lehigh County to Slatington to connect with the railroad's main line. Trail-goers can learn ...
  • Susquehanna Warrior Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 10.8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    This Susquehanna Warrior Trail is nestled in the beautiful Susquehanna River Valley, lush with green meadows and surrounding mountain peaks. Eventually the trail will cover 18.5 miles, but now it totals about 10 miles in loosely connected sections. ...
  • Switchback Railroad Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 18 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

    When it began operating, the Switchback Railroad was the second railroad in America and the first in Pennsylvania. Built to haul coal from the Summit Mine to the Lehigh Canal, the railroad evolved from a gravity-powered system (The Down Track) ...
  • Trolley Trail (PA)

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.8 miles
    Surface: Boardwalk, Gravel

    The first section of the Trolley Trail, built along a former Northern Electric Railway right-of-way in northeastern Pennsylvania, will officially open October 10, 2014. This 3-mile segment runs between Clarks Summit, Glenburn, and Dalton. The ...
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