D & L Trail - Black Diamond Trail (Mountain Top-White Haven)

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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 access the trail south of Glen Summit and the Mountaintop Trailhead to access the trail north of Glen Summit.

This segment of the D & L Trail extends from White Haven to Mountain Top and is locally known as the Black Diamond Trail. The crushed stone trail offers terrific scenery, showcasing Pennsylvania's forested hills, secluded natural areas, wildlife and pleasant communities. Future plans call for continuing the D & L Trail north from Mountain Top to the Seven Tubs Nature Area east of Wilkes-Barre.

Parking and Trail Access

In Mountain Top access the Black Diamond Trail just south of the Mountain Top Hose Company (the local fire department) on Route 437 (Woodlawn Ave) just south of the intersection with Route 309 (N. Mountain Blvd.).

In White Haven access the trail from Route 940 (Berwick St.) by turning north onto Main Street. Take Main Street to its end; parking is on the right.


Reviews

Mountain biking only

   October, 2016 by ndamato23

Scenic trail but it gets progressively rougher the farther north of Whitehaven you get. Do not recommend for casual biking. Does not appear to be maintained as of fall 2016. Lots of big rocks and soft spots. read more

needs to be fixed

   September, 2016 by drums22

White Haven end needs help soon. I hit soft spots and eventually went down hard. At 58 I guess I should be happy my bones are in good shape....nothing broken! read more

in need of some TLC

   September, 2016 by drums22

We rode this the other da compared to last year it needs some upkeep The top starting in Mountain Top was good but as you get to the end I took a bad fall. read more