Jordan Creek Greenway Trail (PA)

Pennsylvania

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Jordan Creek Greenway Trail (PA) Facts

States: Pennsylvania
Counties: Lehigh
Length: 3.5 miles
Trail end points: Sumner Ave. (Allentown) to Mauch Chunk Rd (Whitehall) and Covered Bridge Park to Route 309 (South Whitehall)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 11840669

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Jordan Creek Greenway Trail (PA) Description

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 complete, the trail will run through Allentown, Whitehall, North Whitehall and South Whitehall, to the Trexler Nature Preserve.

Whitehall Township completed its first 1.2 miles of trail in 2011. Today, there are over two miles of trail, beginning at Jordan Park in Allentown and continuing through Jordan Creek Parkway in Whitehall. The trail is a combination of blacktop and crushed stone, and travels through the thick creekside woodlands and park amenities like a swimming pool (Jordan Park) and a world-class disc golf course (Jordan Creek Parkway). Both parks also feature picnic and sports amenities.

Another segment just short of a mile is open in neighboring South Whitehall. The trail starts on Wehr Mill Road, just north of the Covered Bridge, right along the creek, and features two boardwalk segments overlooking the wetlands. Another two miles from Wehr Mill Road to Cedar Crest Boulevard are in the design stage.

 

Parking and Trail Access

Trailheads with parking for the Whitehall segment include:

  • Jordan Park - 1001 N 6th St Ext, Whitehall, PA
  • Mickley Road (includes 1 Accessible parking spot) - Mickley Road & Mallard Drive
  • Lehigh County Parks Building, Lenhert Road -1401 Lehnert Rd, Whitehall, PA
  • Mauch Chunk Road entrance of Jordan Creek Parkway - 1401 Lehnert Rd, Whitehall, PA.

In South Whitehall, park at Covered Bridge Park is located at 2465 Wehr Mill Rd, Allentown. The park has its own walking trail running the length of the park.

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