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.


One section needs improvement

   September, 2015 by jpcvt135

I started this trail today from the White Haven trail head and headed north. The first ~1.5 miles are bumpy in spots and have some ruts here and there. After about 1.5 miles you come to a road and there are no signs to point you to where the trail continues ...read more

Poor condition going north from White Haven

   August, 2015 by rmosenkis

We set out north from White Haven and had to turn back after about a mile. Trail was in crummy condition...lots of big rocks, not flat/smooth at all. Ruined the day of riding. They shouldn't promote this as a biking trail until they fix it. BTW, going ...read more

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