Stretching from Jim Thorpe to White Haven and then beyond, the trail provides access to all kinds of riding for any kind of rider. But most of us are probably interested in getting some exercise and getting outdoors. The trail makes it easy.
Any one of various local outfitters can help you plan your ride and rent bikes and other equipment. It’s a busy time of year so be sure to call ahead to reserve if you’re renting.
With the section finally completed at the Nesquehoning Trestle, the trail was finished this in June 2010. Since then, it’s been a huge hit and Jim Thorpe is fortunate to have it.
One of the great things about it is that now you can avoid some of the tricky public roads you used to have to traverse in order to get to the Lehigh Gorge Trail. Just pick the trail up on the left end of the municipal lot (as you face the river) behind the downtown train station.
The trail crosses the Lehigh River at the Nesquehoning Trestle about 3 miles from town and takes you into Lehigh Gorge State Park. From there it continues on another 25 miles to White Haven.
Plans are underway to complete it by adding a bridge to connect with the section to Weissport, and then on to Slatington.