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Lehigh Gorge Trail
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cgriffith1050
Lehigh Valley, PA73 contributions
Biked the 26 miles
Aug 2020
Started in Jim Thorpe, rented bikes. Took a bus to the trail, and biked the 26 miles back to JT. Fun afternoon. Some beautiful views.
Written 20 October 2020
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wwnjbeachbum
PA32 contributions
Rockport to Glen Onoko
Sep 2020
Recently biked the trail from Rockport down to Glen Onoko parking area. The distance measured on my Garmin watch was about 13.18 miles. I stopped only a handful of times and it took me 1hr 33 minutes. I cannot say for the portion that runs from White Haven to Rockport but the section I was on did not have cell service for much of the ride. Just warning those who are not familiar with the area.

The trail was clean and well taken care of. Nice gentle slope of about 1-2% but you still need to continuously pedal. There are places to stop and rest off the trail and some of those include benches. There is a restroom at the Rockport access but none again until you reach Glen Onoko so keep that in mind. I usually listen to music while biking but this ride did not require it. The scenery was so peaceful, especially being able to listen to the river as you ride. Many others were also biking and for the most part were friendly and had trail etiquette. The first section is heavily shaded because of thick trees and it was rather cool when I started. The trail canopy then opened a short while after and the sun warmed me up.

I will definitely be doing this trail again but will start in White Haven next time. Great place for a family outing or just to get away for some peace and quiet by yourself.
Written 21 September 2020
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BlueHero
New Jersey236 contributions
Perfect for distance biking
Sep 2020
Located inside Pocono Mountains, Lehigh Gorge Trail is perfect for riding bikes. We started from Glenn Onoko northbound, past Rockport and buttermilk Falls, and then turned around at Canal Ruins/Leslie Run and went back to Glen Onoko parking lot. In total, we logged nearly 37 miles.

The trail is along Lehigh river where people are seen on whitewater rafting tour. At lower gorge, the trail is also accompanied by railway track. The trail is well maintained, wide and level. It is a little bit uphill northbound. Instead of taking a loop trip as we did, people can also take shuttle bus or train to Rockport or White Haven and then ride bike downhill southbound to Jim Thorpe.

The trail is highly recommended. And we will be back for the full 50 miles loop.
Written 15 September 2020
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Karen
59 contributions
Rockport to White Haven...
Sep 2020 • Couples
A beautiful, beautiful biking/hiking trail.
Rock walls, water falls, historical canals, whitewater. This section of the trail was almost completely shaded, flat graded, and traffic was moderate. There was intermittent periods of high traffic with the bike shuttle schedule.
The bike shuttle offers the opportunity to do all 25 miles of the trail in a day. Make reservations ahead of time.
Beautiful area. We shall return!
Written 13 September 2020
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Sharon C
York, PA103 contributions
Mission accomplished
Sep 2020 • Couples
We wanted to ride the D&L trail from Cementon to White Haven, including the Lehigh Gap and Gorge trails. What a beautiful ride! The trail follows the Lehigh River the whole way. It’s shaded, level, fairly wide in most places and is especially attractive from Weissport to Jim Thorpe.
Written 12 September 2020
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Andrés Blanco
Carteret, NJ504 contributions
Falls and scenic stops along the river.
Jul 2020
Took the bikes for the 26 Miles trail from White Haven to Jim Thorpe with my wife. We traveled 2 hours from where we live and it was worth it. We parked at the White Haven trailhead access and did a few stops along the way to take pictures and admire all the beauty around. There are several falls and some scenic stops which make this trail so enjoyable. We will be back for more rides!
Written 31 July 2020
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Nathan Q
Curtice, OH404 contributions
Nice 23-mile Ride with Some Scenic Stops
Jul 2020 • Couples
We booked a shuttle from Pocono Bike Rentals which picked us and our bikes up at 11:00. They asked us to arrive by 10:45 at the latest. We arrived at 10:35 and within 15 minutes the shuttle and 2 more car loads showed up. The other riders rented bikes. We were on our way at 11:00 sharp. We were driven to White Haven, given a map and some advice for stops. By 11:40, we were on our way. It was 90+ degrees, but felt great with a cool breeze off the river and a mostly shaded trail for the first 10 miles (this is a catch 22 as the trees block most of the river views). The last 10 miles was mostly sunny as the trail opens up and the sun hits the path in the late afternoon. The grade is no more than 2% in any one spot so this is not too difficult a pedal. The path is all crushed gravel, but was soft in some spots. I did it on hybrid tires (fairly narrow) which certainly made it more difficult than having wide tires). We did see one person riding and incumbent bike wipe out on a soft spot. We are in our mid 40’s and not avid bikers. This is the furthest we ever pedaled, but both enjoyed ourselves and got a nice workout. We pedaled back to our truck 4-hours later, including a few stops to enjoy Buttermilk Falls, a riverside picnic and some other sight-seeing. It was worth the trip.
Written 9 July 2020
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Jean A
West Milford, NJ41 contributions
25 mile rail to trail
Sep 2019
Excellent paved trail take the train up to White Haven and bike down to Jim Thrope. Many places to explore but not to many picnic tables so yo have to share. What an excellent idea!
Written 8 October 2019
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April
Beaverton, OR306 contributions
Limited View of the River
Sep 2019
It was a fun trail to say I've done it, but limited views of the river. Jim Thorpe town is an adorable town to explore after you've done the trail. The cost isn't exorbitant and easily affordable with children.
Written 8 October 2019
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OBX717
Newville, PA1,234 contributions
Great Raill Trail
Sep 2019
I have ridden the trail in the past with a group of friends. This visit I walked part of the trail with my sister and had a great time.

We explored things like the abandoned rail tunnel and a few other areas.

It has made me want to go back with my bicycle and ride it again.
Written 28 September 2019
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