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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

Ironton Rail-Trail

9.2 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

J. Manley Robbins Trail

2.6 mi
State: PA
Grass, Gravel

Jordan Creek Greenway Trail (PA)

3.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

Plainfield Township Recreation Trail

6.7 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Ballast, Grass, Gravel

Roaring Creek Watershed

8 mi
State: PA
Dirt, Gravel

Schuylkill River Trail

71.7 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Trolley Trail (PA)

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

Back Mountain Trail

5.6 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Bloomsburg Rail-Trail

1.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Gravel

D&H Rail Trail

38 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

Lehigh and New England Trail

2.7 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Luzerne County Levee Trail

12.8 mi
State: PA
Asphalt
Accordion

Luzerne County National Recreation Trail

1.8 mi
State: PA
Cinder, Concrete, Gravel

Nor-Bath Trail

5.9 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Paulinskill Valley Trail

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

Slate Heritage Trail

3.3 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Susquehanna Warrior Trail

12.3 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Switchback Railroad Trail

18 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

Tatamy Trail

6.6 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Bushkill Township Trail

2 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Endless Mountains Trail

9.2 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Dirt

O&W Trail (PA)

8 mi
State: PA
Dirt, Gravel

Schuylkill Valley Heritage Trail

7.3 mi
State: PA
Dirt, Gravel

Stockertown Rail Trail

1.1 mi
State: PA
Cinder, Dirt, Grass

Karamac Trail

1.5 mi
State: NJ
Cinder, Dirt

North Branch Canal Trail

6.2 mi
State: PA
Dirt, Grass

State Game Lands 326 Trails

6.1 mi
State: PA
Dirt, Grass
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
The Ironton Rail Trail connects nearly a dozen parks and two dozen historical sites in east-central Lehigh County. The rail-trail comprises a 5-mile loop around Coplay and Hokendauqua on the Lehigh...
PA 9.2 mi Asphalt
Although the J. Manley Robbins Trail spans only 2.6 miles, its rich history and natural beauty make a stop in the rural Pennsylvania borough of Danville worthwhile. The rustic trail—forming a loop of...
PA 2.6 mi Grass, Gravel
The JFK Walking Trail is a hidden gem created to be part of the Pottsville Community flagship recreation complex. The paved trail is located behind the tennis courts and pool. A stylish sign complete...
PA 0.82 mi Asphalt
The Jordan Creek Greenway Trail is a planned 14-mile trail with the dual purposes of protecting the health of the creek and its ecosystem, and connecting communities within the Lehigh Valley. When...
PA 3.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
You’ve heard of the Steel Belt and the Sun Belt. The 6.7-mile Plainfield Township Recreation Trail passes through an area known as the Slate Belt. The quantity and quality of local slate made this...
PA 6.7 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Grass, Gravel
This lovely, relatively flat dirt path runs through the Roaring Creek Tract of the Weiser State Forest. Here, the south tributary of Roaring Creek cuts through the forest, pooling into three large...
PA 8 mi Dirt, Gravel
At one time an important thoroughfare for commerce carried by canal barges and railroad cars in southeastern Pennsylvania, the Schuylkill River corridor now accommodates walkers, bicyclists, and...
PA 71.7 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
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 Bloomsburg Rail-Trail runs for a short distance along the former rail bed on the northwest side of town. Following the east bank of Fishing Creek, the trail stretches between Millville Road just...
PA 1.5 mi Asphalt, Gravel
Eagles Mere, located at an elevation of 2100 feet in the Endless Mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania, is a town rich with history dating back over 200 years. In 1794 George Lewis bought the lake and...
PA 1.6 mi Dirt
The 38-mile D&H Rail-Trail traces the former corridor of the Delaware & Hudson Railway, a line that primarily carried anthracite coal out of the Lackawanna Valley in the second half of the 19th...
PA 38 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 beautiful Lehigh and New England trail is a short, crushed-stone trail that follows a section of the former Lehigh and New England Railroad corridor just south of Tamaqua in eastern Pennsylvania....
PA 2.7 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
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
Accordion
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
In 2017 the borough of Northampton added a single mile of asphalt to the nearly 6-mile Nor-Bath Trail, effectively extending the use of the trail by more than 100 miles in eastern Pennsylvania by...
PA 5.9 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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
The Slate Heritage Trail is built on the former Lehigh Valley Railroad, which opened in 1874 and transported slate products from quarries in northern Lehigh County to Slatington to connect with the...
PA 3.3 mi Asphalt
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
When it began operating, the Switchback Railroad was the second railroad in America and the first in Pennsylvania. Built to haul coal from the Summit Mine to the Lehigh Canal, the railroad evolved...
PA 18 mi Ballast, Dirt, Gravel
Tatamy Trail begins in West Easton and heads north to Tatamy Borough, primarily along a former railroad corridor. On its southern end, it meets the Palmer Township Recreation Trail, which connects the...
PA 6.6 mi Asphalt
Bushkill Township Trail is a rail-trail occupying what was the right-of-way of the Slate Belt Electric Trolley. The official trailhead is on Moorestown Road; a gravel lot with a burgundy sign marks...
PA 2 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
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
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 Schuylkill Valley Heritage Trail passes through the rolling green hills of the Schuylkill River Valley, from just outside of Tamaqua to Middleport. The trail runs immediately adjacent to US...
PA 7.3 mi Dirt, Gravel
Even before the a trail was developed, the residents of Stockertown were enthusiastically walking along the former railroad corridor that cut through the borough. Now, 1.1 miles of packed cinder...
PA 1.1 mi Cinder, Dirt, Grass
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
Notice: The North Branch Canal Trail is currently closed between trail miles 3.5-4.1 due to an ongoing legal dispute. Do not enter this area. The other sections of the trail remain open for...
PA 6.2 mi Dirt, Grass
Also known as the Mill Creek Trails, the State Game Lands 326 Trails meanders through a protected wooded area in Central Schuylkill County. The State Game Lands 326 (SGL) stretches across the...
PA 6.1 mi Dirt, Grass

Recent Trail Reviews

Schuylkill River Trail

It was fun. Was severely dehydrated and had to call an ambulance the end, but it was definitely worth it! Would do it again just not to Phoenixville lol

January, 2024 by aj8976037

It was fun. Was severely dehydrated and had to call an ambulance the end, but it was definitely worth it! Would do it again just not to Phoenixville lol

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.

Schuylkill Valley Heritage Trail

Ok for running or walking but surface too soft and rocky for riding. Rode half way and gave up and moved to road. Parallel tracks indicate it's used by 4 x 4s more than bikes. Also, there's not much to look at since it's right by the road.

November, 2023 by tmoy61

Ok for running or walking but surface too soft and rocky for riding. Rode half way and gave up and moved to road. Parallel tracks indicate it's used by 4 x 4s more than bikes. Also, there's not much to look at since it's right by the road.

Accordion

Lehigh and New England Trail

Trail surface was great for a gravel ride. Not overgrown at all. Scenic, and the fact that it's 20' above the adjacent highway keeps noise and vehicle intimidation to a minimum.

November, 2023 by tmoy61

Trail surface was great for a gravel ride. Not overgrown at all. Scenic, and the fact that it's 20' above the adjacent highway keeps noise and vehicle intimidation to a minimum.

Plainfield Township Recreation Trail

scenic trail

October, 2023 by kulickk

A nice ride especially in the fall At the far north end a couple of very steep short sections that are gravel The rest of the trail is on the railroad right of way so an easy ride

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

Ironton Rail-Trail

Ironton Rail Trail

September, 2023 by rjpierot

This trail is as described asphalt, flat, scenic, and shady. It is a 13 mi loop trail with a single access and exit tail. Very enjoyable. We did the trail one time, snacked at a shaded pavilion adjacent to the entrance parking lot and then repeated another 13 mi loop. Highly recommended easy ride.

Joseph M. McDade Recreational Trail

Not a trail for anything except a mt. bike with suspension.

September, 2023 by julienneandmom

I can't believe I'm forced to give this trail two stars. It's not due to the location, the scenery or lack of variety. The trail gets five stars for these features. It's due to the condition of the trail. It's HORRIBLE!! Someone got the bright idea to put very large gravel down on the trail. which turned the trail into one that is only suitable for a mountain bike with suspension. Even then, it's not an easy ride. Yes, there are sections that are flat, but there are also sections that are so steep that you're forced to get off your bike to get up it. Though I'm not any sort of professional biker, I am someone who takes 70 mile road bike day trips on a regular basis. It took me five hours to go 36 miles - 18 miles out and 18 miles back. I had planned to do the entire trail out and back. If I'm having issues with a trail, there's good reason. I took my regular mountain bike (no suspension) and my body was shaken all over the place due to the trail condition. Until the trail condition is resolved, I sadly won't be returning to this trail again. It's a darn shame. On a positive note, I did see a bobcat!

* The trail description of the trail on the national park web page, the official Rails to Trails book for PA and other sources need to be updated to reflect the true condition(s) of the trail.

Ironton Rail-Trail

love this trail!!!

September, 2023 by dpgnb6fnmv

Fully paved, mostly shady. Lots of history and old photos displayed along it. We parked at Hokendaqua Park on the loop part. Plenty of parking and a porta potty. One long hill on the trail but it wasn’t bad. Enjoy!

D&H Rail Trail

Just did the northern end of D&H ... great experience!

August, 2023 by jason.harry

We had a beautiful Saturday for the ride, and surprised to encounter no other bikes! (Just a couple of walkers and 2 on horseback.) We started in Starrucca (at Little Ireland road), and went toward Lanesboro from there. Not clear where to park at the Starrucca trail entrance, but there's room off the road for a couple of cars.

It's always a good day on the trail when you can start with a historical marker! And there is a nice one there on an old railroad work shed that is still standing. The trail stretching north to Stevens Point is largely unimproved, but certainly ride-able with a decent off-road bike. There are stretches of grassy track that are smooth, some pretty rocky stretches that can be rough, and some muddy spots after a rain. But it's really no problem to keep moving, with a pretty steady, gentle downhill grade. Very pretty tree-lined experience, quite shady, with breaks that reveal the beautiful valley below. The stream down to the right, and occasional small waterfalls on the left, make things very pleasant.

When you get to Stevens Point, you do have to cross Starrucca Creek Road, but not a big deal, and you quickly come into the main trailhead parking area at Rockwell Memorial Park. (Thank you, kind Samaritans, for leaving some water bottles there for bikers!! Really saved us!) From there it's clear sailing all the way to Lanesboro. For this stretch, it's a broad, fine-gravel path that is very easy going, with the slight downhill grade continuing. Fantastic to ride along Starrucca Creek as it rushes to meet the Susquehanna. Outstanding dedicated bike bridges over the creek.

Before you know it, you're under the phenomenal Starrucca Viaduct, standing tall and true since the 1850's!! A testament to engineering!

We continued on to the NY border, just to say we did it! That last stretch occasionally puts you right alongside the Susquehanna, which is broad and calm. Trail surface is largely quick good along this stretch, except as you approach the border ... just gets a little rougher, but not bad.

From Starrucca to the NY border was 11.3 miles. We turned right around and went all the way back. Admittedly, the return was harder as you're going back up the gentle grade, especially the last 5 miles in the unimproved section. But it was an epic and fine journey that took us about 3+ hours of riding and a little over 4 hours elapsed time. (For what it's worth, I'll say that we are 60 and 66 years old ... and we weren't trying to set any speed records.)

If you want a less challenging and much shorter round trip, starting at Stevens Point and going down to Lanesboro and back is just the ticket!

Bloomsburg Rail-Trail

nice trail

August, 2023 by 29xrwyg8c8

Had a nice ride on the trail and in the town

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