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D & H Canal Towpath

0.4 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

D&L Trail

144.7 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Parksville Rail Trail

1.3 mi
State: NY
Cinder

Sussex Branch Trail

21.2 mi
State: NJ
Cinder, Dirt, Grass

Trolley Trail (Lehigh Valley)

4.7 mi
State: PA
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Back Mountain Trail

5.6 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

D & H Canal Trail - Bashakill Wildlife Management Area

5.7 mi
State: NY
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass

D&H Rail Trail

39 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails

5.6 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Iroquois Trail

1.8 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Joseph M. McDade Recreational Trail

31.3 mi
State: PA
Gravel

Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

17.9 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Luzerne County Levee Trail

12.8 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Luzerne County National Recreation Trail

1.8 mi
State: PA
Cinder, Concrete, Gravel

Paulinskill Valley Trail

27.1 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Susquehanna Warrior Trail

12.3 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Vestal Rail Trail

3.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

D & H Canal Park

0.6 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Endless Mountains Trail

9.2 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Dirt
Accordion

Liberty Rail Trail

2.4 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

O&W Trail (PA)

8 mi
State: PA
Dirt, Gravel

Karamac Trail

1.5 mi
State: NJ
Cinder, Dirt

Sullivan O&W Rail Trail

20.65 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Grass, Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Although the D & H Canal Towpath is a short pathway (about 1 mile roundtrip), it offers scenic views of the Delaware and Hudson Canal and the Delaware River in Minisink Ford, New York. You’ll see the...
NY 0.4 mi Crushed Stone
Overview The D&L Trail runs for more than 140 miles through Eastern Pennsylvania, from just north of Philadelphia to Mountain Top in the Poconos Region. It follows historical canal and railroad...
PA 144.7 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
Overview The Parksville Rail Trail is the northernmost section of the Sullivan O&W Trail, which runs for 20.65 miles in Sullivan County in 7 distinct sections along the previous O&W Railroad Main...
NY 1.3 mi Cinder
Overview The Sussex Branch Trail is a 21.2-mile trail that runs between Branchville and Byram in northern New Jersey. Following a former railroad corridor, the surface of the unpaved trail is a mix...
NJ 21.2 mi Cinder, Dirt, Grass
The Trolley Trail uses a former interurban line to link several communities north of Scranton. The trail comprises two disconnected sections that total 4.7 miles, although the nonprofit Countryside...
PA 4.7 mi Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
The Wilkes-Barre and Harveys Lake Railroad—the rail corridor that is now the Back Mountain Trail—was acquired from lumber magnate Albert Lewis by the Lehigh Valley Railroad in 1887. Lumber, ice,...
PA 5.6 mi Crushed Stone
The City of Port Jervis is the latest community to save a portion of the former D&H Canal and turn it into a greenway for use by residents and visitors. A section of the canal, which is approximately...
NY 1 mi Cinder, Gravel
The Bashakill Wildlife Management Area is located on the Orange County-Sullivan County border just south of Wurtsboro, New York. It consists of over 3,000 acres of wetlands and uplands which were...
NY 5.7 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass
Overview    In the forested and farm-dotted hills of Pennsylvania’s northeastern corner, the D&H trail runs 39 miles between the small town of Simpson and the state’s northern border. The crown...
PA 39 mi Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt
Like so many trails in this area, the Great Hazleton Rails to Trails occupies the former corridor of a railroad line that supported the local coal mining industry. After a half century of disuse, the...
PA 5.6 mi Crushed Stone
The Iroquois Trail is scenic and remote, stretching about 2 miles through Tunkhannock, a gateway community to the Endless Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania. The rail-trail follows the route of...
PA 1.8 mi Crushed Stone
Please note: With a surface of large-sized gravel, the trail is not recommended for road bikes nor mountain bikes with no suspension.  The Joseph M. McDade Recreational Trail runs nearly the length...
PA 31.3 mi Gravel
The multi-use Lackawanna River Heritage Trail (LRHT) follows Pennsylvania's Lackawanna River and, when complete, will be more than 70 miles. The trail begins at the confluence of the Lackawanna and...
PA 17.9 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The history of Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Valley is tied to the mighty Susquehanna River. From American Indian cultures and early European settlers to the cities that line the river’s shores today, people...
PA 12.8 mi Asphalt
Tracing nearly two miles of riverfront, the Luzerne County National Recreation Trail (also known as the Luzerne County Rail Trail) will eventually form a 16-mile pathway along an active railway. Chain...
PA 1.8 mi Cinder, Concrete, Gravel
The Paulinskill Valley Trail follows a creek by the same name through a section of rural New Jersey with a strong German influence. In fact, the word kill is Dutch for “riverbed or stream channel.”...
NJ 27.1 mi Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
This Susquehanna Warrior Trail is nestled in the beautiful Susquehanna River Valley, lush with green meadows and surrounding mountain peaks. Eventually the trail will cover 18.5 miles, but now it...
PA 12.3 mi Crushed Stone
The Vestal Rail Trail runs for nearly four miles through the town of Vestal along an abandoned right-of-way once used by the Delaware–Lackawana & Western Railroad. Today, the 12-foot-wide trail is...
NY 3.8 mi Asphalt
The D & H Canal towpath is nestled within the 300-acre D & H Canal Park in the New York hamlet of Cuddebackville. The crushed-stone trail, stretching just over a half mile, is one section of a larger...
NY 0.6 mi Crushed Stone
The local riding club enjoyed this former rail line, which was purchased in 1944 for a dollar from the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, as a bridle trail for many years. It changed management...
PA 9.2 mi Ballast, Dirt
Accordion
Overview The Liberty Rail Trail is part of the Sullivan O&W Trail, which runs for 20.65 miles in Sullivan County in 7 distinct sections along the previous O&W Railroad Main Line and Port Jervis...
NY 2.4 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
There are two trails named the O&W: one in New York and this one in Pennsylvania. Although the trail stretches 32 miles (as shown on the map), only the first 8 miles of trail (from Simpson to...
PA 8 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Karamac Trail is a short walking trail that starts under the Interstate 80 bridge on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River. The trail follows an old railroad right-of-way; there is a railroad...
NJ 1.5 mi Cinder, Dirt
Overview The Basha Kill Rail Trail is part of the Sullivan O&W Trail, which runs for 20.65 miles in Sullivan County in 7 distinct sections along the previous O&W Railroad Main Line and Port Jervis...
NY 5.5 mi Dirt, Grass
Overview The Sullivan O&W Trail runs for 20.65 miles in Sullivan County in 7 distinct sections along the NY O&W Railroad Main Line and Port Jervis-Kingston Branch rights-of-way. The Sullivan O&W...
NY 20.65 mi Asphalt, Grass, Gravel

Recent Trail Reviews

Paulinskill Valley Trail

love this trail

June, 2024 by flywithme_tl

I did this trail in May after heavy rain and some me areas need attention but the things you see were worth the small problem areas such as water / mud . Not many places to go to and get food that I seen . Overall worth the ride very cool old steel bridge , streams and rivers .

Sussex Branch Trail

plenty of resources

June, 2024 by flywithme_tl

Great trail very picturesque plenty of eateries along the way , deli by 206 you can detour a bit into Kittantinny park take a nice ride through and come out by Andover airport & lake Andover watch the planes . Also some eateries in Andover overall nice ride but in May they were doing some work on a portion that is near Andover .

D&H Rail Trail

Interesting mix of nature, history, and artwork

June, 2024 by wrogers1

We have been riding the D&H for years, as it is only an hour’s car ride away for us. We find the best parking to be at the Forest City Trailhead. It is paved, large, and has an outhouse.

We recently took a 23-mile ride on our hybrids. The trip started at Forest City, riding south to Carbondale. We turned around and went north, past Forest City, to Union Dale. At Union Dale, we turned to the south and ended the ride at our starting point in Forest City.

The trail is an interesting mix of nature, history, and artwork. For most of the ride you are in an isolated area. We had a white tail deer cross the path in front of us. There are many bridges which provide opportunity to view the stream which is running high this time of the year. In Union Dale, you will find a restored railroad car and remains of a mill. In Forest City and near Carbondale, you will find some interesting artwork.

The trail is in very good shape. It is hard packed with small gravel. At one time there were large stones near the Stillwater Dam, but they are no longer there, greatly improving the ride. While there are no large hills, there is a grade going north and you will have to work. We suggest taking this into consideration as you plan your trip.

Accordion

D&L Trail

Charles F

June, 2024 by feinauer

Started our ride from the Freemansburg parking area and rode west to Bethlehem. The lack of maintenance was evident along this portion and remnants of the canal were deplorable with tons of trash and homeless camps. On our return trip to Easton we encountered the worse section of this trail between Freemansburg and the Rt. 33 boat ramp access. Multiple pot holes ,huge roots and where trees have been uprooted leaving the trail inches wide and 5 foot deep holes. Hope improvements are in the works.

D&L Trail

D&L - Lehigh Gorge Section.

May, 2024 by wrogers1

We made our annual pilgrimage to the Lehigh Gorge section of the D&L trail. As usual we had a wonderful ride. Rode 48 miles round trip from Jim Thorpe to White Haven and back. Waterfalls were flowing and rapids were high, providing for some of the best scenery PA has to offer.

To add to the excitement, we saw a large rattlesnake crossing the trail. It had to be at least two feet long. Quite an exciting afternoon.

On a practical side, the White Haven renovations are complete with some of the best bathroom facilities I have seen on a trail anywhere.

Dinner on the porch of Molly McGuire’s in Jim Thorpe capped off the day.

So glad we decided to keep of the tradition of an annual visit.

Joseph M. McDade Recreational Trail

terrible trail

May, 2024 by ktrischitta

The most unkempt trail I’ve ever ridden. This trail is not maintained at all and after the first 4-5 miles it turns into a completely overgrown trail that no one would find a joy to ride. Whoever is in charge of this trail should resign!! Worst ever…don’t waste your time!!

D&L Trail

D & L from Jim Thorpe

April, 2024 by bsnicholson63

Rode 10 miles north from Jim Thorpe parking lot today. Very nice ride along the Lehigh River. Parking lot was 2/3rds full so easy to off load bikes and pay the $8 at the kiosk. Trail is well marked and easy to navigate. The only issue is the compacted stone has turned into several inches of loose sand in some areas. Between miles posts 110-112 it was most noticeable. My wife and I have regular 2 inch mountain bike/cruiser tires, so the sand slowed us down but did not stop us. Roadbikers may have more trouble. All in all it is a great section and worth Another vists. And some really nice old trains to He k out.

D&L Trail

Narrow Gorge with Lovely Waterfalls

April, 2024 by aguttell

Truly a magical and wonderful place.

The wide crushed stone trail is nestled on a shelf between the Lehigh River and the vertical gorge wall of red/purple/brown shale and sandstone. The rushing river alternates between white water and calmer sections. North of Rockport, there are a number of remnants of the locks that were built with the local rock during the industrial revolution. The vertical gorge wall is exposed rock in many parts and covered with mountain laurel in others. The wider sections of the valley are forested with hemlock and hardwoods. Throughout the entire trail waterfalls and rushing streams cascade down the gorge wall and into the river. Even during the this rainy spring, the trail was puddle and mud free and in great condition from Glen Onoko to White Haven.

Sussex Branch Trail

love this trail

April, 2024 by bc27b4z4qh

A week or two ago my husband and I went on this trail at the Lafayette end of the trail. We had a great time. Him pushing me in my wheelchair then I would get out and walk some. It was amazing!!!!!!

D&L Trail

Bethlehem Section

November, 2023 by getbobk

Love this trail in the Bethlehem area. You can access downtown Bethlehem from the trail at Main Street. From there, it's about a 10 minute walk up where you can grab a bite to eat and some refreshments. Only downside last time we were there, saw dozens of people long-term "camping" along the trail east of Bethlehem. Probably not allowed but also does not seem to be disallowed. Just want to make people aware so they are not surprised by this while on the trail.

Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

not worth the trip

September, 2023 by fal1046

Trail heads were hard to find, parking areas hard to find or not safe looking.

Susquehanna Warrior Trail

There were a few good spots.. but most of it is overgrown

September, 2023 by kklinger8

There were a few good spots.. but most of it is overgrown

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