Upper Bucks Rail Trail

Pennsylvania

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Upper Bucks Rail Trail Facts

States: Pennsylvania
Counties: Bucks, Lehigh
Length: 3.2 miles
Trail end points: Saucon Rail Trail (Coopersburg) and Veterans Park (Richland Twp)
Trail surfaces: Boardwalk, Crushed Stone
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 10781715

Upper Bucks Rail Trail Description

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 SEPTA-owned line. Surfaced with a crushed stone aggregate, the trail also features an 800-foot boardwalk and is accessible for users on foot or on wheels (non-motorized, of course). The trail currently stretches from Veterans Park in Richland Township, Bucks County, and follows the old railroad right-of-way north to Coopersburg in neighboring Lehigh County, where it links up with the Saucon Rail Trail. A southern extension of two miles into Quakertown is planned, where it will connect to the developing Liberty Bell Trail.

The Upper Bucks Rail Trail is a part of the Circuit Trails network, a growing trail system across Greater Philadelphia with a goal of 800 miles of connected trails. It is also a part of the Highland Trail, which will stretch across 13 counties in Pennsylvania's Highland country.

Parking and Trail Access

There are two trailheads within Richland Township. One is Veteran's Park, at the current south endpoint of the trail (145 E Pumping Station Rd, Quakertown, PA). The other is the trailhead located on 64 Shelly Road across from the Fire and Rescue station.

Upper Bucks Rail Trail Reviews

Ebike use?

No information on local ordance for Ebike use on this trail.
State law states Ebikes can go anywhere bikes can be used.

short but sweet

We started our ride in Hellertown on the Saucon trail that joins the Upper Bucks trail and also the Walnut Bank Farm trail. It is obvious that this is a newly finished trail and they did a great job! Due to a recent lack of rain the crushed stone trails were quite dusty. If you don't mind a couple of road sections you can ride from the Hunters Crossing and Brayton Gardens trails all of the way to Bethlehem, where you can pick up the D&L Trail to Easton or even as far as Washington's Crossing.

Great trail.

I am a beginner and ride this trail twice this weekend. Well maintained good ride for a beginner and as you grow. Easy access and great access to the Saucon trail. Will definitely be riding again and would recommend to any type of rider.

This Trail is nice and clean and level through a wooded area with Rippling Brooks and lots of wildflowers. Great space for grandparents and active grandkids! Needless to say the grandma was lagging behind a bit.

This Trail is nice and clean and level through a wooded area with Rippling Brooks and lots of wildflowers. Great space for grandparents and active grandkids! Needless to say the grandma was lagging behind a bit.

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