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D&L Trail (Lehigh Gorge Trail) is a 24.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 24.4 mi Elevation gain 1,423 ft Route type Point to Point

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Cross country skiing

Hiking

Mountain biking

Road biking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Rails trails

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Historic site

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Many sections of packed, crushed stone. Other sections undeveloped and may only be passable by hiking or mountain bike.

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Reviews (132)
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Nicole Troast
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Mountain biking

Great gravel path for the family! Flat, gravel, awesome views of the Lehigh River. Started in Jim Thorpe for 22 mi total (out & back).

T Z
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Road biking

great but some soft spots and grooves.

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Stephanie Silock
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Hiking

A local favorite - accessed it in Bowmanstown where there is a nice fenced in dog park. Also some very nice small waterfalls -

Kristofer S.
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Mountain biking

A little busy, but absolutely gorgeous place to visit.

E T
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Hiking

Gravel trail that runs parallel to the Lehigh River. We hiked in winter and it was perfectly fine, if not terribly exciting. There are not many trail signs within Lehigh Gorge, so to access this one —best for a bike ride or fitness walk/run as opposed to nature hike—walk straight through parking lot to trail head.

Tammy Muff
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HikingIcyMuddy

We did 4 miles up then back from the starting point. It was muddy but a great scenic walk.

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Diane Moll
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Road biking

Ed, Mair and Joe

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Jodi Volino
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Mountain biking

Very nice Trail, Enjoyed the Ride. Very well kept!! loved that it was so much foot n bike traffic, Never felt alone out there never know in case of Emergency. can't wait to do more miles next trip.

Deepthy Varghese
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Mountain biking

excellent experience

Joe Krecker
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Mountain biking

First time on this trail for a leisurely bicycle ride with my sister, from Jim Thorpe to Rockport, stopping at Buttermilk Falls before turning around. I found the trail well groomed and easy to ride with plenty of scenery along the way as the trail follows along the river. She's not a long distance rider, yet had no issues covering the 31+ miles that day. Although subtle, heading north is "uphill", so starting at Jim Thorpe is the better option if planning an "out and back" ride. Rockport was the first place we came across restroom facilities and water fountains, so plan accordingly. Highly recommend this trail if you enjoy a great ride while enjoying nature.

ANNETTE DILLON
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great surface...great views..we ran only 5 miles on it but enjoyed the run!

Christine Johnson
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A nice and relaxing trail. It's scenic and close to town.

Alice Krihak
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Mountain biking

Excellent trail. Take the bus from Jim Thorpe to White Haven or make reservations on the scenic bike train to get to White Haven. Pack a lunch and plenty of water and enjoy your bike ride back to Jim Thorpe. It is a great 25 mile ride through scenic views and many mini waterfalls. My husband and I do this trip 1-3 times per year. It is well worth our 90 minute drive to Jim Thorpe from NJ.

Amanda Cappelletti
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Mountain biking

Scenic and relatively easy ride! Something we will definitely be doing again!

ken w.
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Mountain biking

A real nice trail. Park your car in Jim Thorpe and take the bus with your bike to Whit hall. Enjoy your ride at times along the Lehigh river back to the town of J Thorpe. Once back reward yourself with a late lunch in this nice little town

Jeffrey Bogdanski
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it was one of the best day trip we made in a long time. spent the rest of our day walking around Jim Thorpe, a beautiful town. definitely returning for the fall foilage

Jackson _0831
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Mountain biking

This is a very nice walk or ride along the river you will see some waterfalls coming down the mountain. I recommend it to Most ages but Be sure to bring water.

Agatha Leach
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Mountain biking

Decent cinder biking trail. Fairly scenic.

Ann Rucker
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Mountain biking
Julio Busse
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I did this trail 3 years ago, but had a blast. Easy trail. Pace yourself. Long trail.

ERIK @ BREAKINGTRAILZ
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Mountain biking

Went out with the family on Memorial Day Weekend thinking it was gonna be more than just a flat trail ride on a dirt trail along the rail road tracks, we were looking to go on an offroad type of bike ride but nevertheless it was a nice simple family ride with an awesome view of the river below.

Heather Goraj
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Great for biking and a nice walk!

Steve Ryan
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Mountain biking

Excellent trail for what it is. Very flat and well-groomed hard surface with some very small gravel. Smooth enough for a road bike. Jim Thorpe and White Haven are the main entry points around here, but if you zoom in on it in Google Maps, you'll find multiple entry points with parking lots. I actually biked from my house to Hazleton Rails To Trails, then took a powerline trail and what looked like a trail on Google through the middle of nowhere, and entered the D&L north of Weatherly on Rockport Rd, where there is also a parking lot. I took the trail down to Jim Thorpe and met my family for the hike to Glen Onoko Falls. A memorable day to say the least, but highly recommended.

Maciej Protasewicz
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Walking

Very nice trail for bikes. We didn't have them when we took this trail but it was superb anyway. For many reasons really : The trail is along the river so it gives you constant breeze and of course water access if you need to rest and listen to the creek. Almost whole way the trail is covered with shade. Nice waterfalls along the way too. I will definitely come back there with whole family on the bikes :) Check the pictures to have idea how the trail looks like.

Kelly Reynolds
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Road biking

Fairly easy trail. Did the section in Bethlehem. Parts are narrow, but it's not too bad

Kate Jillian
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Running

ran parts of this trail for a marathon. Nice surface, very pretty river views. Beautiful in the fall. Runs near private properties and some where kind of scary and seculded.

Magdalena Bilinski
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Hiking
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Miranda Mottershead
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Mountain biking
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Matt Feeney
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Hiking
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