Scranton, PA Running Trails and Maps

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Back Mountain Trail

5.6 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Bloomsburg Rail-Trail

1.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Gravel

Bushkill Township Trail

2 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone, Gravel

D & H Canal Towpath

0.4 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

D&H Rail Trail

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

D&L Trail

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

Endless Mountain Riding Trail

9.2 mi
State: PA
Ballast, 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
Crushed Stone

Karamac Trail

1.5 mi
State: NJ
Cinder, Dirt

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

Luzerne County National Recreation Trail

1.8 mi
State: PA
Cinder, Concrete, Gravel

O&W Trail - PA

8 mi
State: PA
Dirt, Gravel

Paulinskill Valley Trail

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

Plainfield Township Recreation Trail

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

Schuylkill Valley Heritage Trail

7.3 mi
State: PA
Dirt, Gravel

Slate Heritage Trail

3.3 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Stockertown Rail Trail

1.1 mi
State: PA
Cinder, Dirt, Grass

Susquehanna Warrior Trail

12.3 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Switchback Railroad Trail

18 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

Trolley Trail (PA)

4.7 mi
State: PA
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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
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
Located at 2,100 feet and next to the Loyalsock State Forest in northeast Pennsylvania, this trail in the small town of Eagles Mere has a rich history. In 1892 the Eagles Mere eight-mile narrow gauge...
PA 2.1 mi Dirt
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
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
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
Note: This developing route is not yet fully contiguous; please refer to the interactive maps on the websites in the Related Content section.  The D&L Trail runs for more than 140 miles through...
PA 142.2 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, 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
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
The Joseph M. McDade Recreational Trail runs nearly the length of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River across from New Jersey. The protected...
PA 31.3 mi Crushed Stone
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
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
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
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 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, Dirt, Grass
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
Accordion
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
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
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
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
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

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Recent Trail Reviews

Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

Depot St access closed

July, 2020 by sophus7

According to sign at Elm St, Depot St access is closed for construction.

D&L Trail

trail closed near tinicum

June, 2020 by judyweinstein

Great trail until you get close to tinicum. Trail completely closed. Had to go down and up steep embankment to get onto road. It reopens after 100 yards or so. We went up pa side from Stockton and returned on Nj side to avoid it on return. Nj side much wider.

Endless Mountain Riding Trail

Nice trail but know what you’re in for before you go.

June, 2020 by bturner4287

There’s definitely some really nice areas of this trail with lots of woods and tree cover on a hot day. However, there’s also just as much where after run off has taken its toll, there’s large loose rocks and deep muddy ruts everywhere. Bear in mind starting in Montrose you’re slowly descending for 9 miles. Coming back is more challenging. It’s truly a nice trail but you need to be very aware of sudden changes in the trail. Nice ride, but probably won’t be doing it twice.

Accordion

Trolley Trail (PA)

Beautiful and fun, especially the downhill

June, 2020 by denisdevine

My son (age 8) & I really enjoyed this trail on our bikes, leaving from a home in Clarks Green and accessing the Clarks Summit trailhead off Old State Road after a short bike along the Old Lackawanna Trail. (Crossing 6/11 may have been the trickiest part of the whole expedition!) The trip northwest towards Dalton was almost all downhill, and a delight. I got confused by the trail where it hits Arch Ave. near the Abington Little League baseball fields, as it's not clearly marked and the road seems like the right way to go, and we had to turn left on the busier Ackerly Road to return to the trail. But anyway, the downhill part of the trip was a breeze. When the boardwalk met S. Turnpike Rd., we turned around after a brief water break, and then it was all uphill from there. My son had to walk a few times. He loved zooming down the steep hill at the tricky spot that saw us lose the trail coming the other direction, by the ball fields, and we walked up the steep hill of the footpath. But we made it, and topped off our trip with a pair of delicious cones at Manning's scoop shop in the shopping plaza at State St. & Grove St. A lot of fun, and a great trail, thanks to the Countryside Conservancy (https://countrysideconservancy.org/about/).

Paulinskill Valley Trail

still a little rough

June, 2020 by meghan.mcquaide

The trail is moderately level. Some ups and downs but relatively easy. Many places are only wide enough for one bike. Some super muddy spots. Overall the trail could use some grooming and TLC.

Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

Great for my family

June, 2020 by denisdevine

My sons (ages 8 and 7) & I really enjoyed biking this trail. We parked and started at the Olive Street trailhead and went south to Elm Street, then back up to Poplar Street, where we had a great riverside snack at Sweeney's Beach, and then rode back to our car. Highly recommend. My youngest had to walk a few times uphill, but otherwise, great riding for our skill levels. Highly recommend. And thanks to the many, many people who've obviously worked hard to bring this amenity to the public.

Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

Great Trail!

May, 2020 by bpd2255

Perfect trail

Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

Nice

May, 2020 by guysbarber

Nice trail, well maintained.

D&L Trail

Morrisville, PA Water Tower - Levittown Parkway

May, 2020 by bikerjo2231

Nice, quiet and flat ride along the canal. First time riding this portion. Unfortunately, saw trash in the canal including soccer balls, basketballs, diapers, red stool with a yellow seat, plastic bags, styrofoam containers and other debris. It wasn't a lot of trash but just enough to sully the view of the canal. Could have been blown in by storms but some of it looked like it was placed there by humans. Positive side: peaceful with cool-looking large turtles and ducks :) There are probably volunteers that work very hard to take care of this part of the trail. If I could have somehow fished out the trash, I would have done so to help them out!

Luzerne County Levee Trail

Poor Quality Work

May, 2020 by donvito524

The levee is a beautiful scenic trail from Wyoming to Kirby park. I have been riding by bike for 30 plus years on the trail. The grass is always cut and the trail is well maintained, however the voids in the pavement have been getting worse. A contractor performed a lick and a promise on the cracks last year. The workmanship was well below industry standard's. Every time I ride over the cracks my teeth chatter. Please look into this concern.

Susquehanna Warrior Trail

ok trail

May, 2020 by danieljfrank4

Just ok, nice community trail

Trolley Trail (PA)

great trail

April, 2020 by cpesotine

Loved this trail it’s a great ride. Just the right amount of Challenge to make it fun. Not to many hills not to difficult it was a really fun ride. Can’t wait to ride it again.

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