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Lehigh Gorge Trail Options

Join us on a ride that is popular with people of every fitness level. The designated Lehigh Gorge Rail-Trail is a gentle downhill, scenic, state park maintained path that follows the Lehigh River.  Come for an hour or two, join us for a full day, 1/2 day, or overnight stay.   Access points allow for one way rides of up to 36 miles…whatever fits your schedule.  Below you’ll find descriptions of our most popular biking ride choices:

Full Lehigh Gorge Section – 25-mile ride

Pocono Biking, Biking in Jim Thorpe, Jim Thorpe Biking, Rail Trail Biking, Bike the PocnosCome ride with us through the beautiful Lehigh River Gorge, our most popular 3 – 5 hour downhill biking daytrip. You ride along the slight downhill grade of an abandoned railroad bed and follow the river all the way through the Lehigh Gorge State Park.

As you pedal at your own pace, you will see fantastic rock formations, tumbling waterfalls, and abundant wildlife. You can picnic at one of the little picnic stops along the trail, explore the ruined locks of the former Lehigh Canal, or marvel at the Penn Haven Planes – a relic from the early railroad era. This trip begins and ends at our Adventure Center. Complete shuttle service is available for your trip.

View this section now on our downloadable biking trail map!

Save time when you arrive, fill out our Liability Waiver and bring it with you.

Midway Lehigh Gorge Section  – 10 or 15-mile ride

Pocono Biking, Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail, Biking Jim Thorpe,If you do not have the time or inclination to pedal the whole Lehigh River Gorge Rail Trail, try our mid-way ride. The mid-way is a pleasant 10 or 15 mile, 100% gentle downhill ride lasting approximately 2 to 4 hours.  This mid-way adventure allows you to arrive later and have a very enjoyable afternoon OR the reverse – ride in the morning and still make that evening engagement. To make it easy for you, shuttles are provided back to your car at our base.  You choose either the Upper Gorge Trail, 10 miles from White Haven to Rockport OR The Lower Gorge Trail, 15 miles from Rockport to Jim Thorpe.

View this section now on our downloadable biking trail map!

Save time when you arrive, fill out our Liability Waiver and bring it with you.

Full Monty Section – 36-mile ride

Pocono Biking in Jim Thorpe, Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail Biking, Bike Jim ThorpeIf you are looking for a a 5-6 hour day on the trail, this is definitely the ride for you. The Full Monty Section is a combination of the Diamond Trail and Full Lehigh Gorge Trail Sections. Ninety percent of this rail-trail is a pleasant ride through the state forest and the Lehigh Gorge State Park along the Lehigh River. Picnic tables are situated along the trail where you can stop, relax, and enjoy your lunch by sparkling waterfalls. You will pass remnants of the historic canal, swim spots, beaver ponds, scenic overlooks, high railroad trestles, and wildlife.

View this section now on our downloadable biking trail map!

Save time when you arrive, fill out our Liability Waiver and bring it with you.

Diamond Trail Section- 11-mile ride

Pocono Biking Diamond Trail, Biking in Jim THorpe, White Haven Biking, Poconos Biking, Bike Jim Thorpe, Rail Trail BikingThis new section provides 11 miles of canopied trails through the state forest and park.  You will ride by lakes, beaver ponds, wild flowers, wooded areas, and the Lehigh River.

View this section now on our downloadable biking trail map! 

Save time when you arrive, fill out our Liability Waiver and bring it with you.

Appalachian Trail Section – 22-mile ride

Pocono Biking, Blue Mountain Trail, Lehigh Gorge State Park, Poconos Biking, Bike Jim Thorpe, Overnight Bike Package, Inn at Jim ThorpeLeaving the park and exiting the Lehigh Gorge south of Jim Thorpe you’ll ride what might be the most dynamic section of the trail.  For 22 miles, you will ride through a mix of history, nature, and rural riverside life.  The nature of the trail changes as you ride.  There are parts when you’ll ride riverside, on the rail-trail, down the canal towpath, and even more civilized paved sections.  You’ll see  museums, covered bridges, an environmental center, Appalachian Trail crossing, and beautiful vistas of the Blue Mountain, Apppalachain Trail and Lehigh Gap.  There are even side trails so it’s possible to add an additional 10 miles to your ride.

View this section now on our downloadable biking trail map!

Save time when you arrive, fill out our Liability Waiver and bring it with you.

 

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