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

Where's the trail?

   July, 2015 by mcl9699

We started at the Mountain Top trailhead. It was clearly marked, though the grass and weeds were waist high in some spots. We rode for about 20 minutes until we came to a road, maybe Johnson Street in Mountain Top? And the trail ended near the Pennsylvania ...read more

Long and Wonderful

   July, 2015 by klinder10

I've cycled this trail many, many times with friends over the years, hopping a shuttle (with bikes) in Jim Thorpe for the hour long ride to Whitehall and starting there. The trail is well maintained! We just did this last weekend (mid-July 2015), and ...read more

white haven trailhead

   March, 2015 by jmfinne

Question: I'd like to travel this trail round trip, beginning at White Haven. However, I've read info on two different trailheads: one off Middlebrook Road over one mile north of White Haven; one at the north end of Main St. within White Haven. Can someone ...read more