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Explore the best rated trails in East Stroudsburg, PA. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail and Palmer Township Recreation Trail (Towpath Bike Trail). With more than 81 trails covering 742 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Columbia Trail

Scenic, shady, and well-maintained

January, 2023 by mick22

This is my favorite of the New Jersey trails I've been on. Starting out from the High Bridge end, the first few miles are on a slight upward climb that you barely notice, but you're glad to have on the return trip. The scenery is nicely varied ...every section has its own personality and there are many photo ops along the way. The trail is well maintained and away from traffic noises.

Paulinskill Valley Trail

Nice trail if it hasn't rained

January, 2023 by mick22

The trail is a bit more rugged and not as well maintained as the other NJ trails, though a hybrid bike will do the job. West of Blairstown Airport there are a few short sections where you have to get off the bike and deal with steep embankments. There are also a few weird places that seem like dead ends...you come to a road crossing and need to follow it a bit before the trail resumes on the other side. They could use a little signage in these areas...having Google Maps on my phone came in handy on a few occasions.

A good starting point for the Western section is the park at 5 Foot Bridge Lane in Blairstown, and for the Eastern area there's a small lot at 106 County Rd 519 in Newton.

Don't even think of going if it's been raining in the last few days. The last time I went there I parked at the Foot Bridge Lane lot in Blairstown and headed East...I slogged through and around mud flats for a few miles before I came to an impassable one and had to turn around. You also learn pretty quickly to be on the lookout for horse calling cards.

Other than these drawbacks it can be a nice ride...people you meet are friendly and for the most part you're away from traffic noises and off the beaten path.

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

A trail with a fascinating history

January, 2023 by mick22

The trail was originally a tow path...in its early days mules would walk along it towing barges through the canal, usually carrying coal from Pennsylvania to the New York area. The canal is seventy-five feet wide and eight feet deep. It was dug in the 1830s by hand - mostly by laborers brought in from Ireland. They worked under brutal conditions from sunup til sundown; some of them had stonemason skills and their cobblestone spillways still survive.

So how long did it take 3,000 Irish laborers to dig the canal? Only three freaking years! Next time you ride this trail, mentally drink a toast of fine Irish whiskey to the good folks who labored so we can ride!

Accordion

Monocacy Way

lovely scenery, homeless encampment

January, 2023 by kellyapires

Checked out this trail for the first time recently. We enjoyed the sights and sounds of the trail and the creek was beautiful. We had a limited amount of time before dark, so we only went a little over a mile before turning back. We were surprised to see a sizable, established homeless encampment along the trail. Some unhoused folks can be considered high-risk in regards to safety, but we did not have any issues. We were in a group, so it wasn’t greatly intimidating, however I felt less safe on this trail due to the presence of the encampment.

Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Management Area

Non Maintained Trail, Great for Hiking and Usable for Mountain Biking

January, 2023 by philbishop225

I mountain biked this short but beautiful trail before the 2012 Sandy washout. I took it from Ogdensburg to Beaver Lake Road (walk the tracks the last 300 feet) and then headed down RT 23 and left on 517 to Ogdensburg for a easy loop ride. I hiked the trail 1/13/2023 and I am happy to say that the collapsed section now has a narrow berm on the south side that can be biked (technical) or just walked. There are some trees down along the trail (hop some and carry over some) and some muddy areas by the rock cuts and some passable streams, but the views are worth a try. If you scramble up the rock mound you have great views of Ogdensburg and Sparta, and when you travel under the power lines you have a great view of RT 23 and Franklin. I think the rock cuts are deeper than the ones on the Paullinskill Trail and the elevated rail bed section are amazing. If you want to continue further into the Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Area, you can hop off this trail when it gets close to RT 23, and you will be across the street from their parking area. There is a also great little convenience store at the start of the trail in Ogdensburg as well a a new local bar across the street.

D&L Trail

First Time Starting in Bristol

December, 2022 by rwblackwell

I just discovered the trail and rode it for a few miles earlier today, starting in Bristol. I thought the trail would have gone right next to the Delaware River (like the Schuylkill River Trail), but the path is a bit inland from the river. The path is small gravel. It’s not the most scenic path, but it’s in decent shape. I’ll probably only ride it again if I have the time to make it up to. We Hope.

Sussex Branch Trail

Flooding at the southern end.

November, 2022 by steve.schwinn

To add to the previous review, on 11/3 the trail was completely flooded at Jefferson Lake, just north of the Waterloo Road parking area.

Heritage Trail (NY)

Love it!

October, 2022 by danghung1402

Beautiful bike trail to enjoy the fall colors. Love it so much. Highly recommend.

Perkiomen Trail

North end is horribly signed.

October, 2022 by

We started the trail at Green Lane. Can’t believe how poorly this trail is marked. Maps don’t help much either in this area.

Heritage Trail (NY)

love it!

October, 2022 by 8vdgs6mks6

The perfect place to stroll and enjoy fall colors.

Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

Love it but needs benches

October, 2022 by bcklymis

I saw someone else doing a review and she was absolutely right it does need benches.

Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

love it.

October, 2022 by bcklymis

I know a lot of people that are using this for biking don’t like how it is broken up but for walking the shorter ones are easier it kind of makes you feel accomplished.

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