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

What happened?

   September, 2014 by mednat2

Rode this new section of trail Memorial Day and wrote the "Bucket List Trail" review. Revisited it today Sept. 7. My wife and I were shocked at how much the trail, from marker 4021 to the mid-point of the trail, has deteriorated. It appears that the trail ...read more

   August, 2014 by esef

How to get there: Skip the Mountaintop trailhead near the fire company. It's short and the trailhead is unsigned. And, at the southern end, there's a trail gap at Glen Summit. There's no easy way to bypass the gap; you have to take a steep section ...read more

Bucket list trail

   May, 2014 by mednat2

My wife and I rode the entire trail(on our tandem) on Memorial Day, out and back. Truly an outstanding addition to the D&L Trail. Started from White Haven parking area. The first mile and a half is in need of work (mud, grass etc.). But once you reach ...read more