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).


wide open road

   June, 2016 by patrickzoro

We took our bikes in Hellertown and like the parking very much. This was mostly a flat and quite large trail. It was quite travelled by runners, walkers and bikers. The only drawback was that the scenery was trees no water read more

Family trail

   May, 2016 by kristinbirchard

Great family trail. Easy biking and walking. read more

Nice Trail…Nothing exciting

   August, 2015 by jajeep77

We biked this trail for the first time yesterday. It was a nice trail for good exercise / endurance. There was a lot of people running – walking on the trail. Recommend the trail for easy family rides. I did not find this trail challenging. read more