Appalachian Trail: Lehigh Gap Trail

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Appalachian Trail: Lehigh Gap Trail is a 9.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Walnutport, Pennsylvania that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
9.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1827 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

hiking
1 day ago

Parked at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center and took the AT 'straight up' to the second blue blazed North Trail. North Trail is a wide open ridge trail with great panoramic views. 6 miles with my dog. Will go
back and try to find the 'charcoal trail' next time for a longer loop back to the Nature Center. Hiking boots and extra water are recommended. Rocky and steep on the AT. Enjoy.

mountain biking
4 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

Nice and scenic views on I-486 and Lehigh River. All these views are on North trail (blue marks) where you can feel the real freedom observing open spaces. Climbing is not hard, trail is mostly flat. To see scenes near Lehigh tunnel you need to step out from marked trail - try to find barely visible trails between 2.2 and 2.4 miles..

12 days ago

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hiking
1 month ago

These trails are right near my house, the north trail has some great views and is probably my favorite of them, usually the least crowded too. Personally I like the hiking, views, and atmosphere of this area much more than the surrounding areas such as the knob.

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This is my favorite hike in the Lehigh Valley. It's a 7 mile loop that starts with about a 1 mile long climb. Once at the top I usually go past the first Blue Blaze and then take the 2nd blue Blaze which will you take you along the ridge of the mountain. You will hike along the ridge for about 1.5 miles with a continuous view which is awesome. The trail will head back down the mountain past the AT shelter. Back down the same trail you initially climbed which is steep rocky.

hiking
2 months ago

loved this trail. took the rocks up for awhile. Rough. My 11 year old daughter did great. She loved the views. Found a special spot where someone made an area to relax, lay down and just be in solitude.
I'm going back there alone.

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Love this trail at least do it once a month beautiful scenery.

2 months ago

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hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Very fair hike up with a great atmosphere and view up top.

4 months ago