NOTE: Currently, this section of the Delaware and Lehigh (D & L) National Heritage Corridor is open but not all of the trail is improved; trail users are cautioned to travel at their own risk. In addition, the trail is obstructed at Glen Summit (near the northern terminus) pending private property access. Contact the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor for the latest information before setting out on your journey.
This segment of the D & L Trail extends from White Haven to Mountain Top and is locally known as the Black Diamond Trail. The 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.
The trail surface ranges from packed dirt and ballast to rough and loose ballast (especially north of Moosehead Lake), which requires a mountain bike, if cycling. Use caution when crossing Middleburg Road.
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.
According to the D&L website blog this trail is about to be improved.
Nice trail halfway to mountaintop then becomes quite rocky
Rode trail today. Easy to find access in white haven and ride up to second large lake on left. Then, a lot of long stretches of loose large rocks and slow going. After trail beared to left and then straightened back out found a jeep type road to left. ...
trail not what it should be
Be prepaired from White Hwvento large lake is ok but after that be prepaired to do a lot od walking .we went 2 more miles after that isnt worth it at least not yet . A lot of ATV tracks. Stone is from old R.R. beds very loose to ride