Luzerne County Levee Trail

Pennsylvania

Luzerne County Levee Trail Facts

States: Pennsylvania
Counties: Luzerne
Length: 12 miles
Trail end points: Wyoming Ave (Wyoming) and Flat Road (Plymouth)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 8054823
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Fishing, Walking

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Luzerne County Levee Trail Description

The Luzerne County Levee Trail is a 12-mile paved path made up of 4 different reaches on either side of the Susquehanna River. A system of interconnected paved trails built atop the flood protection levees in the Wyoming Valley. Also known as the Susquehanna River Levee Trail, the systems includes the communities of Wilkes-Barre, Hanover Township, Plymouth, Edwardsville, Kingston, Wyoming, Forty Fort. Most road intersections have the trail passing under bridges to allow safe crossing. The trail is well marked with historical information plaques and mile markers painted on the alphalt. The multi-purpose path gets frequent use by runners, walkers and bicyclists. Numerous benches provide convenient rest areas. Adjacent recreation areas include port-a-potties.

A portion of the trail in Wyoming where the trail straddles the river and the main runway of the Wyoming Valley Airport, trail users can view planes taking off and landing. Designated bike lanes connect the system with the Back Mountain Trail. Future plans include connections to the D&L Trail and the Susquehanna Warrior Trail

Parking and Trail Access

There are numerous access points for the trail system. Dedicated trailhead parking is available at the trail intersection with route 11,near the Wyoming Monument in Wyoming,at the intersection of Third Avenue and the Cross Valley Expressway in Kingston and the Breslau Section of Hanover Township. Other popular access points include Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre, Nesbitt Park in Kingston, and the Wyoming Valley Recreation Complex in Wyoming. South Wilkes-Barre has recreation fields adjacent to the levee that provide convenient parking and access.

Luzerne County Levee Trail Reviews

Ride this trail for my regular workouts. You can access the trail at multiple points and there are many variations that you can do. Beautiful views of the Susquehanna River in many areas. Just a few roads to navigate and areas for rest and portable restrooms also along the route. Easy access to main roads if needed. Not many hills but a good workout nonetheless. Recommended !

We parked at Kirby park and headed north along the Susquehanna. Unfortunately you can not see the river because of trees between the levee and river. The trail is a narrow asphalt path on top of the levee which has steep inclines on either side so I do not recommend this trail for young inexperienced riders. After about 2.5 miles we turned around, headed back to Kirby park where we took the Market St. Bridge into Wilkes Barre. Since it was Thursday in the summer, the outdoor market was open at the intersection of Market and Main streets, just two short blocks after the bridge. After lunch we headed down River St. then Riverside Dr. to pick up the Levee Trail at Locust St. We bike three miles south to the trail end and then back. There are more views of the Susquehanna from this section of the trail. Overall, we had a very relaxing visit but wish there would have been shade on the trail.

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