Lehigh Gorge

White Haven, Pennsylvania

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There aren’t many finer things in life than a picnic lunch ride down the Lehigh Gorge on a sunny day in the middle of the fall. The sky is clear, the river is flowing, the leaves are changing color, and you’ve got a full cooler headed south along the beautiful Lehigh River. Life just doesn’t get any better than this. Highlights: incredible views from inside the Lehigh gorge; cascading waterfalls; precipitous mountains; historic railroad tunnels, bridges, canals, and locks; cool riverside soaking spots; great wildlife viewing. Tread: smooth, cinder-covered rail-trail.
Mountain Biking Pennsylvania

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Mountain Biking Pennsylvania

by Rob Ginieczki (Falcon Guides)

There aren’t many finer things in life than a picnic lunch ride down the Lehigh Gorge on a sunny day in the middle of the fall. The sky is clear, the river is flowing, the leaves are changing color, and you’ve got a full cooler headed south along the beautiful Lehigh River. Life just doesn’t get any better than this.

Highlights: incredible views from inside the Lehigh gorge; cascading waterfalls; precipitous mountains; historic railroad tunnels, bridges, canals, and locks; cool riverside soaking spots; great wildlife viewing. Tread: smooth, cinder-covered rail-trail.

©  Rob Ginieczki/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: White Haven
Distance: 21.5
Trail Type: Shuttle
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1.5 - 5 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 1,950 feet
Top Elevation: 1,950 feet
Local Contacts: Pennsylvania State Parks 888-PA-PARKS
Local Maps: USGS Christmas, Hickory, Run, Lehighton, Weatherly, White Haven; DCNR Pennsylvania State Parks: Lehigh Gorge State Park recreation map
Driving Directions: Directions to Lehigh Gorge

Recent Trail Reviews

7/17/2011
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We rode from Rockport to White Haven and back. Was a ton of fun. Trail in good shape. Met others in bunches...then no one for a long stretch...then others. Nice ride. One biker said a bear crossed the trail about a mile ahead of us. Ranger came by said it should be fine. We rode a bit faster for the next mile and half...no bear in sight. Fun ride. Would do it again. Rode from Rockport to WHite Haven...up hill...slightly the whole trip. Wanted to be going downhill for return ride. We also rode from Rockport to Jim THorpe a cpl of weeks ago. Nice ride. Would def do again. Want to try from Jim Thorpe to White Haven and back again....


8/18/2009
1

We started in White Haven today. It took us a little to find the parking lot but we made it and enjoyed a great trail and beautiful scenery. The trail is very well maintained. What a joy!!!


8/17/2009
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We caught a shuttle from Blue Mountain bike shop up to White Haven and rode the 26 miles back to Jim Thorpe. Even tho the temp was in the low 90s, it was pretty comfortable riding--some shade helped (more in the afternoon than the morning). Scenery was nice as described by other reviewers. Trail was in great condition. Ride from trail end into Jim Thorpe had two big hills and not much shoulder on the roads. All in all, it was a great ride--took about 3 hours with only 3-4 short stops for breaks or to see scenery.


7/4/2009
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My biking route started from Rockport and continued down toward Jim Thorpe. The scenery along the route was really beautiful and the weather cooperated. The route is really well maintained and informative.


8/14/2008
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