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We saw 14 species of birds. Macadam trail. Has small hills. Runs behind development. There is a stream with a bridge going over. Nice trail. Close to home.
We parked at the Water Street Park in Hellertown and took the Saucon Trail to its northern end then took roads to the unique old bridge over the Saucon Creek then to the Greenway. At first the trail surface was okay but it quickly got more rough with areas that washed out and then areas where the washed out stone had collected into a deep soft, difficult to ride through surface. Then just before you get to the paved section there is an area of really large stones. Once you get to the paved section it is a smooth ride with lots of road crossings where almost all of the drivers stopped and waved us through. Please note that I said almost all, it's still best to stop and let the drivers be nice to you rather than just rushing across the roads and annoying drivers or worse getting hit by one. We only did this trail because it is short and close enough to the Saucon that we could ride from one to the other. Oh yes, it was our 149th trail for the year, the Saucon was our 150th. There are lots of short trails in eastern PA.
We started by driving over an hour to get to the trailhead at Riverview Park. There is plenty of parking here but the indoor rest rooms were already closed for the season and the portable toilets we usable but not very well kept. We started our ride on the trail that leads to Chain Dam Road Trail. There is a VERY steep climb just after passing the dam. The Road section is interesting in that they converted a two lane road into a one way street and a bike lane. On the Thursday morning that we rode it there was almost no traffic so that was nice. The Chain Dam Road Trail merges into the Palmer Township Trail, which is still quite bumpy at times for long stretches. The scenery varies from woodland to urban with lots of suburban back yards and the occasional park or playground. At the north end of the trail we turned right to ride the West Easton Bike Trail, a short trail highlighted (?) by a graffiti covered underpass. From there we rode to the Wilson Bike Path, a very urban trail that passes by the former home of Dixie Cups to Wood Avenue where we took roads to the Karl Stirner Arts Trail and then the trail along the Delaware River in Easton to pick up the D&L Canal Trail back to Riverview Park. The 16.15 mile loop took us about 2 hours. One important note, looking at the TrailLink map it appeared that there is an intersection of the Chain Dam Road Trail and the Palmer Trail, there is not, the Palmer trail passes over the Chain Dam Road Trail so if you want to ride the Chain Dam Road Trail you need to get on right by the river in Riverview Park.
Nice ride along this part of the trail. Beautiful views of the Lehigh River and along the canal. Some color on the foliage is looking awesome. Road our EBikes round trip 29 miles.
We used this for the return from Pine Grove. It’s a great trail but no flat like Swatara Trail. Don’t use unless you are ok with climbing some hills, one with a grade in excess of 10%. They are no long, but just letting you know they exist. Enjoyed the fall colors.
Great tandem ride from Lickdale to Pine Grove and back. The Swatara Trail is a mix of rough gravel, new pavement, old pavement, crushed limestone, a little dirt, and even some grass lawns thrown in just before the end in the parking lot of a Hampton Inn. Kinda strange, but no big deal. We can back vis the Bear Hole Trail. It’s also very nice, BUT if you expecting a flat trail, return via the Swatara Trail. The hills are not long but one exceeds 10% grade. Otherwise, it’s a great route back. Very q on both routes.
The only reason to ride this trail is to add a little mileage to riding the Plainfield Trail. It would be really great if they could connect it to the nearby Tatamy Trail.
Switches from gravel to fine grit to dirt. The north spur is mostly grass and dirt and I can see how it could become muddy if it had rained. But overall a very pretty wooded ride.
Beautiful section for a long run in the morning. Very serene and peaceful
This was our first trail on a a day that we ended up riding eight trails and it was a great start. The wooded trail runs beside a very scenic stream. We rode our rail trail bikes about 1.3 miles until the wide trail split into two single track trails that looked fine for walking but not biking. The trail is a bit rough along most of the way with occasional smooth areas.
This is a rare trail as it’s a very easy and brief hike through a cool forested area with a gorgeous view at the end. However, the traffic noise from the nearby bridge and road, the trash and graffiti by the subhumans that seem to hangout there, with no trash receptacles at the entrance, mar the experience...
Great ride on a great trail. It was in near perfect shape with the unpaved sections nice and packed and smooth. There were hardly any sections with deep or loose TSA, trail surface aggregate. Keep in mind there is some double track as you approach Reading but my handcyclist friend said it wasn’t too bad. But be aware if you’re riding a trike if pulling a trailer with kids. Beautiful, uncrowded trail with great river views especially at the bridges.
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