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Blue Marsh Lake Multi-Use Trail

28.6 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Buffalo Valley Rail Trail

10.3 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Gravel

Butterfly Acres Trail

0.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Conestoga Greenway Trail

1 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

D&L Trail

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

Elizabethtown Connector Trail

0.3 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Exeter Scenic River Trail

2.3 mi
State: PA
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Gravity Trail

4.15 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, 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

3.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

Kissel Hill Commons Trail

1 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Lancaster Junction Trail

2.3 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Lebanon Valley Rail-Trail

19.6 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Little Lehigh Parkway Path

3.1 mi
State: PA
Cinder, Grass

Muhlenberg Rail Trail

1.8 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Perkiomen Trail

20.6 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Accordion

Plainfield Township Recreation Trail

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

Rim Trail

2.2 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Roaring Creek Watershed

8 mi
State: PA
Dirt, Gravel

Saucon Rail Trail

6.9 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Schuylkill River Trail

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

South Bethlehem Greenway

1.9 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Unami Creek Trail

1.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Union Canal Trail

6.5 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Upper Bucks Rail Trail

3.2 mi
State: PA
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Warwick Township Linear Park Trail

1.2 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail

7 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Wyomissing Creek Trail

2.6 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Back Mountain Trail

5.6 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Barrel Run Trail

1 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Bear Hole Trail

5.5 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Belmont Trail

0.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Big Woods Trail (PA)

3 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Bloomsburg Rail-Trail

1.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Gravel

Capital Area Greenbelt

24 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Cinder, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Chickies Rock Overlook Trail

0.5 mi
State: PA
Dirt

Conewago Recreation Trail

5 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Farmingdale Trail

4 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Grass

Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails

5.6 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Greater Lancaster Heritage Pathway

1.2 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Heritage Trail (PA)

1.1 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Lehigh and New England Trail

2.7 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Liberty Bell Trail (Coopersburg)

1 mi
State: PA
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

Lykens Valley Rail Trail

9.2 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Manheim Township Bikeway

0.7 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Middle Creek Trail (PA)

1.3 mi
State: PA
Gravel

Mill Creek Trail (PA)

0.9 mi
State: PA
Woodchips

Nor-Bath Trail

5.9 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Royersford Riverfront Trail

1 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Slate Heritage Trail

3.3 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Stony Valley Railroad Grade

19.7 mi
State: PA
Dirt, Gravel

Susquehanna Warrior Trail

12.3 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Swatara Rail-Trail

10 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Switchback Railroad Trail

18 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

Tatamy Trail

6.6 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Angelica Creek Trail

1.9 mi
State: PA
Gravel

Brighton-Reidenbaugh Park Trail

0.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Bushkill Township Trail

2 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Jonathan Eshenour Memorial Trail

13 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Limerick Township Trails

5.1 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Monocacy Way

2.5 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Northwest Corridor Linear Park

0.7 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Schuylkill Valley Heritage Trail

7.3 mi
State: PA
Dirt, Gravel

Stockertown Rail Trail

1.1 mi
State: PA
Cinder, Dirt, Grass

Walnut Bank Farm Trail

1.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Concrete

Warwick Township Highlands Trail

2 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Concrete, Grass

Neversink Connector Trail

1.2 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Frog Hollow Trail

0.4 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Haydn Manor Trail

0.25 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Landis Valley Road Sidepath

1 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Lime Spring Trail

1 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

North Branch Canal Trail

6.2 mi
State: PA
Dirt, Grass

Olde Hickory Village Trail

0.25 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Oregon Dairy Pathway

0.59 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

State Game Lands 326 Trails

6.1 mi
State: PA
Dirt, Grass
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Blue Marsh Lake Multi-Use Trail loops around a manmade reservoir just outside of Reading in southeastern Pennsylvania. The trail has a mixture of surfaces (hard-packed dirt, grass, gravel and...
PA 28.6 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Currently, over 10 miles of the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail are complete. The trail runs between Lewisburg and Mifflinburg, and interpretive signs relate the region's history. The trail is mostly paved...
PA 10.3 mi Asphalt, Gravel
Situated near the south end of Lititz borough, the half-mile long Butterfly Acres Park Trail follows a restored wetland and small stream, connecting two neighborhoods. A smaller segment, which is...
PA 0.5 mi Asphalt
This trail is not offically part of the Lancaster County Park system. It runs next to the Conestoga River at Sunnyside. The one end of the trail is at Lancaster County Central Park. Although there is...
PA 1 mi Asphalt
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 first section of the Elizabethtown Connector Trail officially opened in May 2015. Although just shy of a mile this trail provides such beautiful scenery that you'll feel like you could stay...
PA 0.3 mi Asphalt
The Exeter Scenic River Trail traces the north bank of the Schuylkill River. The tree-lined route provides views of the river and runs to the Klapperthal Trail at the base of Neversink Mountain. Visit...
PA 2.3 mi Cinder, Crushed Stone, Gravel
Constructed in 2012, the Gravity Trail is one of the newer additions to the extensive network of trails and greenways that criss-cross the Greater Reading metro area. The trail's unusual name comes...
PA 4.15 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Hunters Crossing and Brayton Garden trails form a paved, multi-use greenway that extends 2.7 miles from the Country Square Shopping Center in Quakertown to Dovecote Drive immediately south of...
PA 2.7 mi Asphalt
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
A part of Manheim Township's network of multi-use greenways, the mile-long Kissel Hill Commons Trail extends across the mixed use subdivision for which it is named in the suburbs north of...
PA 1 mi Asphalt
The popular Lancaster Junction Trail follows the former Reading and Columbia Railroad, which transported iron ore and coal from Reading to the Chesapeake Bay via the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal...
PA 2.3 mi Crushed Stone
Overview The Lebanon Valley Rail Trail travels for 19.6 miles in three distinct segments through Pennsylvania's Lebanon Valley. A majority of the route is unpaved, most gravel-surfaced, except for...
PA 19.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Little Lehigh Parkway Path is a jewel in Allentown's park system. The greenway consists of soft-surface trails tracking either bank of Little Lehigh Creek for three miles. Trees line nearly the...
PA 3.1 mi Cinder, Grass
Although relatively short at 1.8 miles, the Muhlenberg Rail Trail extends the ability of residents to exercise or visit local parks, schools, and businesses under their own power. The asphalt trail...
PA 1.8 mi Asphalt
Overview    Spanning over 15 miles on the banks of the Susquehanna River, the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail is a tranquil and easy-going meander between the towns of Bainbridge, Marietta...
PA 15.9 mi Asphalt
Closure Notice: Northern portions of the trail are closed due to flooding. Stay up to date on this closure by visiting the Montgomery County page.  Overview The Perkiomen Trail spans 20.6 miles...
PA 20.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Accordion
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
The Rim Trail offers a 2.2-mile route in Hibernia County Park, following a former railroad bed along the West Branch Branywine Creek. This southeastern Pennsylvania excursion is one of a handful of...
PA 2.2 mi Crushed Stone
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
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...
PA 6.9 mi Crushed Stone
Overview Once an important thoroughfare for commerce carried by canal barges and railroad cars in southeastern Pennsylvania, the Schuylkill River (pronounced skool-kl) corridor now accommodates...
PA 82.4 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The South Bethlehem Greenway is a linear park that follows a former Norfolk Southern rail line through the southern neighborhoods of Bethlehem. The paved pathway begins just north of Lehigh University...
PA 1.9 mi Asphalt
Part of Milford Township's growing network of greenways, the Unami Creek Trail extends from a parking lot off Kumry Road, winding northeast behind developments, to Allentown Road. Another branch of...
PA 1.5 mi Asphalt
The Union Canal Trail runs along the Tulpehocken Creek from the city of Reading up to Blue Marsh Lake in Leesport. The trail makes up a segment of the 71.7-mile Schuylkill River Trail in southeastern...
PA 6.5 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Upper Bucks Rail Trail opened in November of 2020, the culmination of more than a decade of work to turn the vision into a reality. The trail occupies the former Bethlehem branch of the...
PA 3.2 mi Boardwalk, Crushed Stone
The Warwick Township Linear Park Trail is a joint project of Warwick Township and Lititz borough. The pathway extends from Market Street north, following the Santo Domingo Creek, to Newport Road....
PA 1.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Overview The 7-mile Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail runs from Ephrata west to Lititz in Warwick Township, following the former Reading and Columbia Railroad, which began service in 1863.  About...
PA 7 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Wyomissing Creek Trail offers a pleasant tree-lined route along its namesake waterway in West Reading. At its eastern end, you can connect to an 18-mile segment of the Schuylkill River Trail that...
PA 2.6 mi Asphalt
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
A little less than a mile long, the Barrel Run Trail is part of Milford Township's growing system of multi-use trails. The paved, asphalt trail begins at Woodview Drive, immediately west of...
PA 1 mi Asphalt
Swatara Creek runs through the vast woodlands of Swatara State Park in eastern Pennsylvania. Bear Hole Trail traces the eastern side of the waterway, while the Swatara Rail-Trail runs along the other...
PA 5.5 mi Crushed Stone
Constructed as part of the Belmont subdivision/Shoppers At Belmont mixed use development, the Belmont Trail is part of Manheim Township's growing network of multi-use greenways and the latest of...
PA 0.5 mi Asphalt
Envisioned as a multi-use trail that will eventually connect the Thun Trail section of the Schuylkill River Trail in Union Township in southeast Berks County to the towns of Elverson and St. Peters in...
PA 3 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
Overview Every year, tens of thousands of people take to the Capital Area Greenbelt looping around Harrisburg to play, exercise, and commute. The greenway completely encircles Pennsylvania’s...
PA 24 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel
As its name implies, hikers on the Chickies Rock Overlook Trail will be rewarded with a beautiful vista at the end of their excursion. The trail follows an old trolley line route that once took...
PA 0.5 mi Dirt
Farms and pastures surround the Conewago Recreation Trail, but it was the discovery and mining of iron ore that led to the development of the railroad that eventually resulted in this trail. The path...
PA 5 mi Crushed Stone
Actually a small network of multi-use trails, the Farmingdale Trail has recently been extended through The Crossings mixed-use development and now connects several neighborhoods in the northwest...
PA 4 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Grass
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
Currently just over a mile in length, the Greater Lancaster Heritage Pathway looks, at first glance, like most of the other multi-use trails that have been built across the Lancaster suburbs over the...
PA 1.2 mi Asphalt
Part of the township's ongoing efforts to create a network of multi-use greenways, Manheim Twp.'s Heritage Trail begins at Valley Road and extends south, along the eastern boundary of Landis Woods to...
PA 1.1 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
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
Officials in Coopersburg, a small town in southern Lehigh County, have constructed a small rail trail along a segment of the old Liberty Bell trolley line that passes through the borough. The...
PA 1 mi 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
Lykens Valley Rail Trail is approximately half-way complete with 9 miles of trail open out of 20 miles planned. Those 9 miles are available in three disconnected segments. In Millersburg, a 0.4-mile...
PA 9.2 mi Crushed Stone
Part of Manheim Township's growing network of multi-use greenways, the Manheim Township Bikeway begins off Kissel Hill Road, immediately north of the intersection with Landis Valley Road. Heading...
PA 0.7 mi Asphalt
Part of Manheim Township's growing greenway network, the paved, multi-use trail begins at the access road to the Manheim Township Community Park and loops around athletic fields and a playground at...
PA 2 mi Asphalt
Forming the eastern side of a triangle with Elders Run Trail and the 130-mile Horseshoe Trail, the short, charming Middle Creek Trail is contained within wooded Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area...
PA 1.3 mi Gravel
Just short of a mile in length, the Mill Creek Trail follows the south bank of the stream for which it is named in the suburbs east of Lancaster. Paved with a surface of compact woodchips, the...
PA 0.9 mi Woodchips
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 Palmer Township Recreation Trail (a.k.a. the Towpath Bike Trail) is a terrific community asset for Palmer and Bethlehem township residents and a great destination for visitors as well. Three modes...
PA 7.8 mi Asphalt
The 1-mile, paved Royersford Riverfront Trail meanders along the east bank of the Schuylkill River in the Borough of Royersford. For the majority of the route, the trail parallels First Avenue and...
PA 1 mi Asphalt
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
Note: During hunting season, Pennsylvania Game Lands Regulations require ALL non-hunters present on game lands between November 15 and December 15 (excluding Sundays) to wear a minimum of 250 square...
PA 19.7 mi Dirt, Gravel
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 Swatara Rail-Trail uses the corridors left behind by a canal and a railroad to snake around an Appalachian mountain in eastern Pennsylvania, passing through the forests of Swatara State Park most...
PA 10 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
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
The Angelica Creek Trail, in Reading's suburbs, begins at a scenic stretch of the Schuylkill River Trail, then goes south along the river a short distance before heading northwest toward Angelica...
PA 1.9 mi Gravel
Located in northern Manheim Township, the Brighton-Reidenbaugh Park Trail is a link in the suburban Lancaster County municipality's growing network of multi-use trails. The trail consists of 3...
PA 0.5 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 Jonathan Eshenour Memorial Trail, named for a local resident who died in a bicycling accident, offers a safe paved route through Derry and nearby communities. It begins in a rural area just south...
PA 13 mi Asphalt
Overview Limerick Township, located in Montgomery County outside of Philadelphia, has an ambitious plan to build 8 miles of community trail networks. The trail currently is open in two disconnected...
PA 5.1 mi Asphalt
The pleasant Monocacy Way takes walkers and cyclists on an adventure through the fascinating history of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The trail kicks off at Monocacy Creek Park, where you can see the a...
PA 2.5 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Northwest Corridor Linear Park is a short paved pathway that winds its way among the city streets just northeast of the city square. The pathway functions as community park for residents of downtown...
PA 0.7 mi Asphalt
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
Named for a development just outside Quakertown, the 1.5-mile Walnut Bank Farm Trail links the borough with nearby Veterans Park and will form a link in the greenway that will eventually link...
PA 1.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
A link in the region's burgeoning network of multi-use greenways, the Warwick Highlands Trail connects several subdivisions, shopping centers and a hospital on the west side of Warwick Township, just...
PA 2 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Grass
Reading's Neversink Connector Trail is a short paved pathway that branches off the Thun Trail, a 18-mile section of the Schuylkill River Trail. It begins near the Reading Area Community College and...
PA 1.2 mi Asphalt
The roughly half-mile long Frog Hollow Trail currently begins at Miller Road and follows a creek south between two subdivisions before dead ending at a point near French Creek. The crushed stone trail...
PA 0.4 mi Crushed Stone
One of a growing number of local greenways connecting points in the Lancaster suburbs, the quarter mile long Haydn Manor Trail arcs from Wayfaring Way to Camas Lane in the northeast corner of the...
PA 0.25 mi Asphalt
Part of Manheim Township's growing greenways network, the Landis Valley Sidepath is an asphalt, multi-use trail that begins at the Manheim Township Bikeway on the south end of the Landis Valley...
PA 1 mi Asphalt
Currently about a mile in length, the Lime Spring Trail is envisioned to connect several residential communities to the nearby Lancaster suburb of Rohrerstown as well as to shopping centers, office...
PA 1 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel
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
This short, quarter mile long trail winds through meadows on either side of Landis Run, connecting the Olde Hickory Village condo complex with the Worthington subdivision. The trail is one of several...
PA 0.25 mi Asphalt
Part of Manheim Township's growing network of greenways, the Oregon Dairy Pathway links the Oregon Dairy complex with the nearby Landis Homes retirement community. A little over a half a mile in...
PA 0.59 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel
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

Capital Area Greenbelt

Enjoyed the trail, but there was no signage regarding the closure near the end of the loop. Not being a local, I missed the news,https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.abc27.com/local-news/capital-area-greenbelt-detour-remains-in-place/amp

June, 2024 by richard.castelnuovo

Enjoyed the trail, but there was no signage regarding the closure near the end of the loop. Not being a local, I missed the news,https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.abc27.com/local-news/capital-area-greenbelt-detour-remains-in-place/amp

Northwest Lancaster County River Trail

Fantastic and well maintained trail

June, 2024 by javantine

We had heard good things about this trail, and were able to visit and ride circa 26 miles out and back yesterday, (June 4). This is a wonderful and very scenic trail with amazing views of the river and bucolic landscape. Much of the trail is shaded which helped during the heat but also adds to the allure of the trail. The Trail Welcoming Center is well maintained and the staff there very friendly and helpful. In addition, the rest room(s) were immaculate! I can't recommend this trail highly enough, and we will absolutely, (the Good Lord Willing), return to ride anytime we have the opportunity! Thanks for developing and maintaining such a marvelous and beautiful venue for relaxing and enjoying nature at its finest. We also stopped and had lunch at a wonderful tavern about 10 miles from the Welcome Center that is right along the trail. Very welcoming, great food, and very friendly clientele! Fantastic all around Great Experience!

Ironton Rail-Trail

Outdoor Museum

June, 2024 by jmcginnis12@gmail.com

Over the years, I've noticed that rail trails exist on a continuum when it comes to preserving the history of the earlier rail lines that they replaced. On one end are lines where the original RR infrastructure was dismantled or repurposed long ago and the only traces left are the greenway's name and a couple interpretive signs or kiosks, while on the other are trails that go all out highlighting the corridor's past with RR-themed signage, artwork and memorabilia, including restored rail cars and/or engines, old buildings, rock cuts, bridges and other historical sites.
Located in the north Allentown suburbs, the 9.2 mile long Ironton Rail Trail clearly falls on the latter end of this spectrum. As the description for the asphalt trail indicates, it was built along the route of the Ironton RR, a short line that initially hauled iron ore from local mines to the Lehigh River. After the iron ran out in the late 19th century, these mines were repurposed as limestone quarries and several cement manufacturing mills and kilns sprang up along the line, which extended from Ironton east along Coplay Creek to a point just outside Stiles. From here, the line split in two and looped around the towns of Stiles, Coplay and Hokendauqua, connecting to other railroads along the Lehigh riverfront. Cement production peaked in the early 20th century and the area entered a gradual decline, with the last mill ceasing to manufacture it by 1975. The RR was acquired by Conrail and taken out of service in 1983 and the tracks were pulled up 7 years later, in 1990.
Today, the Ironton Rail Trail follows this lasso-shaped route. The highlight of the 4 mile long western "Spur" of the trail is the crumbling ruins of several of the old concrete mills, now being reclaimed by nature and creating a beautiful, yet eerie landscape that gives the impression of a post-apocalyptic, lost civilization being found in the woods. Located about halfway along the Spur in Egypt, The Troxell-Steckel House & Farm Museum, meanwhile, gives trail users the opportunity to glimpse an earlier era of local history by preserving the house, barn and springhouse of one of the first Pennsylvania Dutch farms built in the area. Trees line most of the route of the trail, providing cool shade in the warmer months of the year, while the Whitehall Parkway serves as both a nature preserve and has its own small network of trails encircling the ruins of another mill complex.
Moving further east, the Spur of the trail passes beneath Route 145 and links to the 5 mile Loop portion at a junction just north of Stiles. As its name indicates, this portion forms a circular greenbelt around the suburbs of Stiles, Coplay and Hokendauqua. Highlights on the Loop include the historic cement kilns at Saylor Park, believed to be the last of their kind that are still standing, the remains of the Thomas Iron Works along the Lehigh River, the Beiry Yard, an old RR yard now converted to an open space area and the Tate Meadows preserve. Several homeowners have also used their proximity to the Loop to beautify their yards with small gardens and ornate fences and gates (stay on the trail and do not go on private property), further enhancing the scenery and an abandoned RR trestle that crosses the Lehigh River may eventually link the trail to the D&L and Nor-Bath trails in Northampton, Catasauqua and North Catasauqua. Numerous examples of RR memorabilia along the trail include a small engine and maintenance handcar at the western terminus of the Spur in the North Whitehall Rec. Area, an old passenger car in the Whitehall Parkway and a caboose in Coplay, a phone booth used by RR maintenance workers and foundations of an old water tower, blacksmith shop and section house. Several old RR sidings, with the rails still intact, also attest to the corridor's industrial heritage.
Numerous kiosks and interpretive signage extensively detail the history of the numerous sights along the trail and more info can be found on the Ironton Rail Trail website. There are also numerous benches along the route, three larger pavilions and numerous smaller ones. Anyone who loves rail trails and history should check out this gem of a suburban greenway.

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.

Conewago Recreation Trail

Wasn't a fan of multiple issues. Traffic unsafe at multiple locations. Gravel and tapered to shoulders and feels unsafe. Bridge missing above road intersection. This causes huge group down to road on both sides.

May, 2024 by glenn.swanger

Wasn't a fan of multiple issues. Traffic unsafe at multiple locations. Gravel and tapered to shoulders and feels unsafe. Bridge missing above road intersection. This causes huge group down to road on both sides.

Exeter Scenic River Trail

Nice local trail.

May, 2024 by glenn.swanger

Trail is a nice quick ride on my bike.

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.

Royersford Riverfront Trail

Nice riverfront park trail

May, 2024 by marksv

I knew about this trail in Royersford, but just discovered that it connected to the SRT. It would be even better if a restaurant or pub opened nearby. Most of the town is up the hill and is probably too steep for many. Plus, Main St has lots of traffic. Lots of walkers on some days so plan for a casual ride.

It is a nice little out and back from the SRT if you are looking to add a scenic detour.

Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail

Awesome trail available to me locally. Very high quality facilities. This is the best trail my wife and I agreed we ever used.

May, 2024 by glenn.swanger

Awesome trail available to me locally. Very high quality facilities. This is the best trail my wife and I agreed we ever used.

Northwest Lancaster County River Trail

Great trail

May, 2024 by dshadern01

What an amazing trail. Beautiful scenery, smooth, lots of areas to take a break, or break the trail up. Great for new riders.

Chickies Rock Overlook Trail

Short hike with a nice view

May, 2024 by megr_tl

Definitely not for biking the whole way, but nice for a short hike. Good view of the river! Without looking at the map, we took the steeper right trail at the first marked intersection that just showed it going to the overlook. That side trail is confusing without a map, as we ended up in a dead end without a view and had to backtrack a little and then the path ended up on the main trail. If you don't want to have to climb over a very short section of rocks at the end to see the western view, this path wouldn't be for you.

Big Woods Trail (PA)

Mixed reviews

May, 2024 by joelkring

We have ridden the section that connects with the Schuylkill River Trail several times and that section is fine. We went to ride the other two sections. First we stopped at the Hopewell Furnace Visitor's Center. there is lots of parking and clean rest rooms, however we could not find the trail. We asked a park ranger and he directed us to the trail. It was down a steep hill covered with large stones (for biking over) followed by an unmarked turn. Finally there was a sign and the trail was wide and paved most of the way to the pool where we turned around although a wide gravel path continued on. Next we drove to Elverson and rode that section of trail. Other than being short, part of the trail was little more than a single track.

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