Saucon Rail Trail

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Saucon Rail Trail connects four communities: Hellertown, Lower Saucon Township, Upper Saucon Township, and Coopersburg. The trail has a slight 1% grade traveling from north to south and is easy for a leisurely stroll or bike ride. Along the way, you'll pass beautiful homes and see tall wooden posts signifying the mileage designations utilized by the original North Penn Railroad (and later by the SEPTA commuter line) on which the trail was built.

Four parks on the route offer parking, restrooms, athletic facilities, and picnic spots: Water Street Park, Grist Mill Park, Upper Saucon Township Community Park, and Southern Lehigh Living Memorial Community Park. There is also a trailhead on Reading Drive, offering parking, a port-a-potty, and a water fountain.

Parking and Trail Access

At the north end of the trail, you can park in Hellertown at Grist Mill Park (99 W. Walnut St.), or Water Street Park (90 W. Water St.). Parking is also available at the Reading Drive Trailhead in Lower Saucon Township (off Bingen Road).

On the trail's southern end, you'll find parking lots in Upper Saucon Township Community Park (3231 Preston Lane) and Southern Lehigh Living Memorial Community Park (Landis Street entrance).

Reviews

Great casual flat trail.

   April, 2014 by edwardpassno

Just what we needed. The trail is very wide with a nice crushed stone covering. Lots of parking available along the ride and bathrooms. Very gradual incline as you travel south. Had to ask where to go when we got to Upper Saucon Township Community Park, ...read more

Saucon Rail Trail

   November, 2013 by doclinn

Overall a very nice ride. Some very scenic spots. The last mile or two in Hellertown is mostly views of factories and apartments. The riding surface is very good. Signage is definitely needed at the Saucon Park entrance as you could go any number of ways ...read more

Nice wide trail, needs better signage in parks!

   October, 2013 by skiingzs

Started in hellertown found the trail to be scenic and wide. Hoping it will be extended beyond coopersburg. It did take a while to find our way through upper saucon community park. HINT: follow pathway around baseball fields to tunnel under Preston rd., ...read more