Wind Gap, Pennsylvania (PA) Trails & Maps

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  • 202 Parkway Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 8.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 202 Parkway Trail, part of The Circuit (Greater Philadelphia's trail network) connects three towns—Montgomery, Warrington, and Doylestown—on its 9-mile route paralleling the scenic byway. The paved 12-foot-wide pathway is separated from ...
  • Angelica Creek Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.9 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Angelica Creek Trail, in Reading's suburbs, begins at a scenic stretch of the Schuylkill River Trail, then goes south along the river a short distance before heading northwest toward Angelica Creek Park and Alvernia University. The park's ...
  • 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 ...
  • Bedminster Hike and Bikeway

    State: NJ
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 2.8-mile eastern phase of the Bedminster Hike and Bikeway allows pedestrians and cyclists to safely traverse part of Bedminster Township by crossing over I-287 and US 206/202 via a series of three bridges. The trail runs between The Hills ...
  • Berkshire Valley Management Area Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 2.1 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder

    The Berkshire Valley Management Area Trail passes through hardwood forests and affords views of the valley below to the right. Equestrians must have a NJ Wildlife Permit, which is available from NJ DEP for a fee. What is now the trail was ...
  • 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 ...
  • Black River County Park Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    In the mid 1800s Chester, New Jersey, was the home of the iron ore industry; railroads shipped the ore all over the county. With the end of the industry, however, the rail lines were abandoned, turned into trails, and the area is now managed ...
  • Black River Wildlife Management Area Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    This trail goes through the Black River Wildlife Management area along streambeds and forest. Equestrians must have a NJ Wildlife Permit, which is available from NJ DEP for a fee. The trail follows the right-of-way of the former Chester Branch ...
  • 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 ...
  • Boulevard Trolley Line Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    This 2.1-mile long paved path runs directly adjacent to (about 30-40 feet off of) the Boulevard in Mountain Lakes, NJ, and follows the exact route of a former trolley line operated by the Morris County Traction Company. While more similar ...
  • 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 ...
  • Capoolong Creek Wildlife Management Area

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 3.7 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    This is a pleasant, flat trail that parallels the Capoolong Creek.
  • Columbia Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 14.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The Columbia Trail strings together forests, farms and parklands as it stretches 14 miles among the small towns of High Bridge, Califon, Long Valley and Washington. Most of the corridor parallels the South Branch of the Raritan River. After ...
  • Countryside Conservancy Trolley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Grass

    From the Country side Conservancy: "Countryside Conservancy has completed a feasibility study on developing the Trolley Trail between Clarks Summit and Factoryville. This right-of-way is already being used in places by neighbors who know it ...
  • Cresheim Trail (Cresheim Valley Rail-Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 0 miles
    Surface:

    The proposed Cresheim Valley Rail-Trail will connect neighborhoods of Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill, Wyndmoor, Cedarbrook and Laverock with the Wishickon Valley and the Schuylkill River Trail. The proposed route follows an existing PECO right-of-way ...
  • D & H Canal & Gravity Railroad Heritage Corridor - Port Jervis Branch Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Gravel

    The City of Port Jervis is the latest community to save a portion of the former D&H Canal and turn it into a greenway for use by residents and visitors. A section of the canal, which is approximately one mile long, has been cleared and opened ...
  • D & H Canal Park

    State: NY
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

    Owned by the County of Orange and maintained by the Orange County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, the D&H Canal Park is a 300-acre park with a one mile section of the Delaware and Hudson Canal (1825-1898) and a number of historic ...
  • 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 - Delaware Canal Towpath

    State: PA
    Length: 60 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    ATTENTION: Because of flood damage to the canal towpath, the section between Easton and Wy-Hit-Tuk Park is closed until further notice. Repairs are scheduled to begin in fall 2012 and continue through fall 2013. For updates check the park website ...
  • 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 Canal South

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 13 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    If you feel like a stroll down the lazy river, then this is the trail for you. This peaceful trail follows the canal and Lehigh River for almost its entire length. This trail offers a variety of path surfaces—wide paved asphalt, wide crushed ...
  • 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 ...
  • Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 68 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Gravel

    Note: Periodically parts of the trail become impassable from floods and other damage. For updates on trail conditions, visit the Canal State Park website. The Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail follows the towpath of the canal, which ...
  • Exeter Scenic River Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The Exeter Scenic River Trail follows the north shore of the Schuylkill River. The tree-lined route provides views of the river and runs to the Klapperthal Trail at the base of Neversink Mountain.
  • Forks Township Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

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

    The Forks Township Recreation Trail follows the an old right-of-way of the former Lehigh & New England Railroad. Starting at the trail's midpoint behind the Riverview Country Club in Easton, you'll find a smooth, paved section for 0.5 mile through ...
  • Freedom Trail Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    Freedom Trail Bikeway will eventually be a 10-mile route linking parks and open spaces throughout South Brunswick Township in northern New Jersey. The trail follows a former rail line through woodlands, wetlands, and neighborhoods. Currently, ...
  • Great Valley Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 4.3 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    The Great Valley Rail Trail, built on the former Lehigh & New England Railroad, offers an unpaved, natural experience through quiet woodlands between the townships of Hampton and Frankford. Although only 3.5 miles long, the rail-trail connects ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Management Area

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt

    This trail is in an area rich in geological history. Zinc and Iron Ores were transported along this branch from mines in the area that operated for over 200 years. The trail is scenic with a slight uphill climb. In Ogdensburg you can experience ...
  • Ironton Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 9.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Johnson Trolley Line Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 1.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Johnson Trolley Line has two sections, north and south, which are split by Interstate 95; there is talk of building an overpass to link the two segments. The Trenton-Princeton Traction Company ran the old trolley, known as the "Fast Line," ...
  • 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 ...
  • Kingston Branch Loop Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 3.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    The Kingston Branch Loop Trail is a trip up one side and down the other of the scenic tree-lined Delaware and Raritan Canal. The eastern half of the loop follows the bed of the Rocky Hill Railroad and Transportation Company, which began operation ...
  • 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 ...
  • Landsdown Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    The Landsdown Trail runs 1.8 miles between Lower Landsdown Road and W. Main in Clinton. The trail passes among open fields, woodlands and wetlands and provides access to the South Branch of the Raritan River for those wishing to drop a line ...
  • Lawrence Hopewell Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 17.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

    Lawrence Hopewell Trail currently runs for 17 miles on public and private lands in Lawrence and Hopewell townships, about five miles north of Trenton. Trail planners hope to complete the trail, which will form a 22-mile loop, in 2014. The ...
  • 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 ...
  • Loantaka Brook Reservation Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Grass

    The system of trails in Loantaka Brook Reservation are open to hikers, cyclists and equestrians, although the trails are marked as to which uses are permitted on each segment. Loantaka Brook Reservation has four distinct areas: Seaton Hackney ...
  • 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 ...
  • Morris Canal

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

    In the early 1830s the Morris Canal opened across northern New Jersey, from Phillipsburg on the Delaware River to Newark, and later to Jersey City on the Hudson River. It provided a thoroughfare for the county's farm products to reach metropolitan ...
  • Muhlenberg Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.75 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Currently a 1.75-mile section of the trail is open from 8:00 am to dusk. The trail runs parallel to Rosedale Avenue in Laureldale Borough on the former corridor of the East Penn Branch Railroad. The trail surface is made of crushed stone and ...
  • Neversink Connector Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Reading's Neversink Connector Trail is a short paved pathway that branches off the Thun Trail, a 18-mile section of the Schuylkill River Trail. It begins near the Reading Area Community College and follows the northeast bank of the Schuylkill ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ogden Mine Railroad Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    This trail is located in the Mahlon Dickerson Reservation which is a unit of the Morris County Park Commission. The trail follows an abandoned railroad bed through hardwood forests, past ponds, swamps and wetlands. At the southern end, the trail ...
  • Oxford Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 0.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Oxford Bikeway is a .9 mile long pave trail constructed on an abandoned railroad right-of-way. The trail can be accessed at three points. To the north the trail ends at Pequest Road, however there is no place to park a car at this location. ...
  • Palmer Township Recreation Trail (Towpath Bike Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 7.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Palmer Township Recreation Trail (a.k.a. the Towpath Bike Trail) is a terrific community asset for Palmer and Bethlehem township residents and a great destination for visitors as well. Three modes of transportation once operated on this ...
  • Parksville Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Cinder

    This rustic unpaved trail, just over three miles in length, runs along a route formerly used by the New York, Ontario, & Western Railway's Main Line through Parksville in Sullivan County, NY. The trail is identified on some web-based interactive ...
  • Patriots' Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 35 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Patriots' Path covers roughly 35 miles of terrain and is open to mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and hiking. The multi-use trails links parks, open space, recreational facilities, historic sites and other points of ...
  • Paulinskill Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 27 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass

    For a dose of rural scenery, head to the northwest corner of New Jersey, where this 27-mile rail-trail cuts a nearly uninterrupted path along the banks of the Paulins Kill, a Delaware River tributary that gives the trail its name. (Kill is from ...
  • Peace Valley Park Hike & Bike Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 4.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Peace Valley Park Hike & Bike Trail offers 4 miles of blacktop along the shores of Lake Galena, just north of Doylestown in eastern Pennsylvania. The scenic trail travels through woodlands and meadows and is generally flat, except for one ...
  • 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, ...
  • Pequest Wildlife Management Area Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 4.2 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel

    This trail is much better suited to walking than to biking. It provides excellent access to the Pequest River which is stocked with trout. Not all of the bridges across the river have been decked and consist only of the original railroad ties. ...
  • Perkiomen Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 19.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The history of Perkiomen Trail railroad corridor extends more than 140 years. Founded shortly after the Civil War, the Perkiomen Railway Company started running from Oaks to Pennsburg in 1868. New transportation spurred development along the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Powerline Trail (PA)

    State: PA
    Length: 4.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Powerline Trail in Horsham Township connects schools, parks, business centers and neighborhoods along an easement managed by PECO/Exelon. Parts of the trail have road crossings, so use caution. The trail will eventually extend west through ...
  • Randolph Trails

    State: NJ
    Length: 16 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Randolph Trail system covers 16 miles of pathways through five parks, the Clyde Potts Reservoir watershed and 2,000 acres of pristine open space. The trails link schools and neighborhoods and also connect to Patriots' Path at Combs Hollow ...
  • Saucon Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 6.9 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Saucon Rail Trail connects four communities: Hellertown, Lower Saucon Township, Upper Saucon Township, and Coopersburg. The trail has a slight 1% grade traveling from north to south and is easy for a leisurely stroll or bike ride. Along the ...
  • 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 River Trail - Phoenixville to Pottstown

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 6.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Phoenixville to Pottstown segment of the Schuylkill River Trail is being completed in stages. As of early 2012, a 1-mile segment in Phoenixville is complete as is another 5.6-mile segment stretching between Township Line Road at Cromby Road ...
  • Schuylkill River Trail - Thun Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 18.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Thun Trail (pronounced "tune") is part of the Schuylkill River Trail System. Large railroad bridges, built in 1918, provide impressive views of the Schuylkill River and the surrounding hills. Paralleling Routes 422 and 724, this section ...
  • 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 ...
  • Skippack Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 3.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Skippack Trail traverses a township of the same name in eastern Pennsylvania, about 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Its western end connects to the Perkiomen Trail, a 19-mile north-south route from Green Lane to Oaks. From there, the ...
  • 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 ...
  • South Bethlehem Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The South Bethlehem Greenway is a linear park that follows a former Norfolk Southern rail line through the southern neighborhoods of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The trail parallels Daly Avenue/State Route 412 for much of its route and passes the ...
  • 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. ...
  • Sussex Branch Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 18 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Sussex Branch Trail got its start in the late 1840s as the narrow-gauge, mule-drawn Sussex Mine Railroad, whose primary purpose was hauling iron ore from the mines in Andover to Waterloo Village on the Morris Canal. The railroad was eventually ...
  • 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) ...
  • Tatamy Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 6.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Tatamy Trail begins in West Easton and heads north to Tatamy Borough, primarily along a former railroad corridor. On its southern end, it meets the Palmer Township Recreation Trail, which connects the towns of Palmer and Bethlehem on nearly ...
  • Taylor SteelWorkers Historical Greenway

    State: NJ
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    DESCRIPTION: The Created by Union Forge Heritage Association in 2007,Taylor SteelWorkers Historical Greenway is a 7 mile trail that winds its way through High Bridge criss-crossing a number of historical sites and beautiful scenery. This is ...
  • Timp-Torne Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 6.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Just an hour north of New York City, the Timp-Torne Trail offers a scenic hike through Bear Mountain and Harriman State Parks with panoramic vistas of the Hudson River. The rugged blue-blazed trail travels along Dunderberg Mountain, The Timp ...
  • Traction Line Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    In June 1986, the Morris County Park Commission dedicated this recreation trail that runs parallel to the New Jersey Transit Line railroad tracks. The path utilizes a little over three miles of right-of-way that might have been an overgrown, ...
  • Union Canal Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 6.3 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Union Canal Trail parallels Tulpehocken Creek between Stonecliffe Action Park northwest of downtown Reading and Blue Marsh Lake. The original Union Canal ran 79.5 miles from the Schuylkill River at Reading to the Susquehanna River at Middletown ...
  • Valley Forge to Heinz Refuge (aka Forge to Refuge)

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 0 miles
    Surface:

    a proposed 18 mile shared use pathway is envisioned by area residents in Delaware and Chester counties of Pennsylvania. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is leading the preliminary work of envisioning a trail that could connect Valley ...
  • Warrington Township Multi-Use Trail

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

    Still in project phase, but 2 miles are completed as part of the master plan. The first phase and trail head is in a park called "Lower Nike park". It was once one of the 13 Nike Atlas class missile sites used to defend Philadelphia from ICBM ...
  • Wharton Rail-Trail (part of Patriots' Path)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    A short rail trail with two covered bridges occupying a portion of the former Mount Hope Mineral Railroad right-of-way in Wharton, NJ. In the future this trail will be linked with the Rockaway Township segment of the Patriots' Path.
  • Wood Duck Nature Trail (Wallkill River NWR)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

    The Wood Duck Nature Trail, appropriately named for the secretive duck, was made possible through the hard work and dedication of refuge volunteers. This beautiful trail now extends about 1.5 miles on a former railroad bed ending at the Wallkill ...
  • Wyomissing Creek Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Wyomissing Creek Trail offers a pleasant tree-lined route along its namesake waterway in West Reading. At its eastern end, you can connect to an 18-mile segment of the Schuylkill River Trail that travels from Reading to Pottstown. A highlight ...
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