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Lehigh Gorge Trail Options

Join us on a beautiful 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 an overnight stay in historic downtown Jim Thorpe.   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 trail choices and bike shuttle service information:

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 – click here for our convenient Lehigh Gorge bike shuttle schedule.

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. Check out our Pocono Biking shuttle schedule, it’s easy and convenient.

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 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 our convenient bike shuttle schedule for date and times. 

Check out 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. Biking shuttle service is available, click here for dates and times.  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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