Ironton Rail Trail

Troxell-Steckel House, Pennsylvania

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Ironton Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. It is within Whitehall Parkway and Troxell-Steckel House. It is 8.6 miles long and begins at 325 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 19 feet. Along the trail there are parkings.
Distance: mi Elevation: ft
Ironton Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. It is within Whitehall Parkway and Troxell-Steckel House. It is 8.6 miles long and begins at 325 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 19 feet. Along the trail there are parkings.
Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Troxell-Steckel House
Distance: 8.6
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trailhead Elevation: 325 feet
Top Elevation: 325 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Ironton Rail Trail
Parks: Troxell-Steckel House
Elevation Min/Max: 306/325 ft
Elevation Start/End: 325/325 ft

Ironton Rail Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The Ironton Railroad is heavily endowed with remains of historical structures. Iron caused the initial heavy industrial development of this region. Huge blast furnaces operated in the area and required massive amounts of coal, iron ore, and limestone.

Immediately you encounter the first historic building, complete with beautiful arches and a strange cement veneer. The ride continues onto the fork and passes many more structures and an old rail car. Following the right spur, you skirt many housing developments in Hokendauqua before heading north along the Lehigh River. Along the riverside stretch, you pass many more historic structures, including an old iron railroad bridge. Highlights: tons of historic sites and buildings, old quarry, fish and view wildlife, playground, great family ride. Tread: cinder-covered railroad grade, grassy woods road, and a short stretch of paved trail."

Recent Trail Reviews

4/6/2014
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This is a very nice trail, around ten miles if you ride the loop and spur. Unfortunately, safety is becoming an issue as road bikers are finding the blacktop surface ideal for training at high speed. The trail doesn't have a speed limit so you may find cyclists blowing by you at 20-30 mph, thus the less than great rating.


10/12/2008
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Excellent ride with some beautiful scenery. There is some more difficult riding if you take some of the traidl spurs. I recommend doing this ride.


8/14/2008
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1/8/2007
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My wife and I biked the trail on a warm January day and we had a wonderful experience. Your description is very accurate. It was a lot of fun.


7/1/2006
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Very nice ride, great for a cardio work out. Looking forward to going back again and riding the upper part.



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