Lehigh Gorge - Trail, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Lehigh Gorge - Trail, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

DESCRIPTION

Old RR track, 25 miles one direction bewteen Jim thorpe and WhiteHeaven, gravel path whith 1 degree downhill grade. There are some little paths off to the side but i don't know where they go. Suggest taking 2 cars and parking one at the end then drive to the beginning and come back for the beginning car when done.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 09, 2012]
spk 1264
Weekend Warrior

rode this trail august 7 2012, In my opinion theres not much to do except pedal. The scenery is nice, but dont expect to see much wildlife. I think all the trail use keeps the critters away, its a noisy ride unlike a quiet dirt path. There are a few nice spots to enjoy the view . Would be a nice ride to do with a girl (date), but with the guys I,d rather ride on one of the many single tracks in the area. Took a few hours and we had the shuttle drop us off at the top and did the twenty five miles down, its a 2% downhill grade. Its just a scenic ride, nothing more.

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the single trac between the canal and river was a blast. the blue mountain bike shop told us the other spots to ride, ask them for directions, they are tight and navigating thru the rocks aint bad ridng

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2
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2
[Apr 25, 2007]
Trailcarver
Cross Country Rider

Great endurance training ride if you park at the Glen Onoko Access area and go the 21.5 miles north to White Haven. It's a gentle uphill the entire way. Then take it back down and you have a nice 43 mile endurance ride. Do it at pace and your legs will feel it. Using it for early season training before the summer walkers get out is best. Views are great and there's plenty of places to stop and take in the sights. Lots of nice little waterfalls too.

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4
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2
[Oct 16, 2005]
DKMYERS
Cross Country Rider

very flat and scenic. waterfalls act as air conditioners on a hot day. not many difficult trails. if you have kids or dont ride much its a great place if in the area. most people park at glen onako falls(bottom) and take buses to multiple spots along the trail depending on how far you want to ride. i started riding from the bottom and took it all the way up and back. totaled about 45 miles. little to easy for me, but worth it at least once.

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too many

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3
VALUE
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3
[Jun 16, 2005]
JJFenner
Cross Country Rider

The gorge is an old torn up railroad bed that stretches 25 miles. The views are nice, however it is completly flat- it is a good girlfriend or familty ride if you guys just want something to do. I do it for time or i'll just take my girlfriend for a spin. It is gravel and pretty much out in the open so bring your water, lunch, and some sun block. The trail is usually pretty busy on nice days, but its wide, so there is nothing to worry about. Overall its a nice day out if you just want to ride something flat and easy.

Customer Service

unless you live close, just do all 50 miles, you wont have to worry about running cars around or getting a ride. It will take a few hours to do and i wouldn't recommend taking a small child, out of shape rider, or someone who annoys you/complains alot b/c its a long ride and you gotta keep moving sometimes. The ride itself is really easy, but it is 50 miles.

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4
VALUE
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3
[Dec 03, 2004]
elcheapo
Weekend Warrior

Rode this trail with my girlfriend while on vacation in the summer of 03. It is a rail trail, so don't expect much in the way of excitement. Neverthless, it is a beautiful area with many plces to stop and enjoy the scenery. Great for a nice recreational ride.

Customer Service

Being from out of the area we had a local bike business drop us at the beginning and pick us up at the end. DON'T DO THIS. For for the money they charge you can find your own place to park, enjoy the ride, and take your girlfriend out for dinner after.

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3
VALUE
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3
[Nov 30, 2003]
caferacer
Weekend Warrior

Not really a MTB trail, perfect for a cross bike. I ride this once or twice a week on my cross bike and it's great. Nice scenery, river, no cars and up to 40+ miles total. Watch out during the summer and fall for lots of "sunday riders" and people who have no concept of keep right. A favorite of mine, just don't expect a MTB trail.

Customer Service

Start at my back door....

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4
VALUE
RATING
1
[Feb 01, 2000]
Big Tree

Nice and easy. It took about 2 1/2 hours. Beautiful
view of the river and wildlife. Great for beginers.

Customer Service

Start at White Haven and end at Jim Thorpe. The other direction is a slight upgrade.

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5
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[Jun 14, 2000]
Skip

The trail is an old railroad grade of crushed gravel. So understand that there are no turns or anything. Catch a shuttle from the bike shop in Jim Thorpe and then ride the 26 miles from White Have back into Jim Thorpe. The ride is fairly scenic and even more so when the Rhododendrens (spelling?) are blooming. There are two waterfalls that you pass and both give off a great cooling breeze even on a 100* day in august. A family with children can start halfway and do 13 miles. Bring a picinic lunch or your fishing poles and enjoy a leisurly trip. There is a little side hill into a ditch and up to a small clearing (looks like a little camping spot) that makes and excellent place to practice your airtime! Warning; it can be extremely hot with limited shade in spots. Make sure to cool off in the first waterfall!

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4
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[Jul 02, 2000]
slain

this trail absolutely sucks. 26 miles of level riding on a gravel surface. you have to pedal, don't be fooled by people calling this a downhill. the 0.5 percent grade and the gravbel surface will ensure this. (it's like riding on sand... fun) the views of the river and the 'gorge' are nice, but nothing overly impressive. most of the time though you can't even see the rive, it's not anything like riding on a rim of a raging river in the wilderness, not even close. ... and the waterfalls... i've see more impressive white water in the schuykil.
people who like this trail are not mountain bikers, don't listen tho them! they're just people who obviously don't get outside enough.

Customer Service

anything else
and don't do the entire 26 miles unless you are a glutton for boredom.

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1
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[Sep 03, 2000]
Alan Semon

Did the whole 26 miles from White Haven south to Jim Thorpe, took around 2 hours. Scenic, but not much else.
Not for hardcore single-trackers (or double-trackers for that matter!). The one side-trail we took was about 200 feet long and led to what might be a nice fishing area, but nothing for the biker-set. It is a good training ride for endurance if you keep the pace up.

Customer Service

There is only one route.

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3
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