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.
Because the trail is not officially open to the public, consider hiking or biking with a group rather than alone-the Susquehanna Trailers Club, Mountain Top Trail Council and the Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails all hold occasional hikes on the trail.
Mountain biked the 4 miles from the Trailhead at Rt. 437 south of Glen Summit to Moosehead Lake. The scenery is great, there is a picnic table about every mile and the surface is gravel/sand packed down almost like concrete. You'll coast all the way to ...
Great trail - beautiful autumn foliage
We rode this trail from Middleburg Rd north to Rt 437 yesterday (Oct 1). If you have never ridden this trail, now would be a great time to experience it. The foliage was beautiful but probably not quite at its peak. Good news - there are now 8 picnic ...
Rode the trail several times now. Found it a lot easier starting at Middleburg Road and ride to Glenn Summit - this way you have the uphill first & coast down going back. It seems as though the weeds are starting to take over the trail - hopefully they ...