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Ironton Railroad Trail is a 10.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 10.6 mi Elevation gain 275 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Road biking

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Paved

Views

Wild flowers

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Kathryn Reichert
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Hiking

Lovely trail. We did the loop and some of the spur. The old kilns were cool to see and there were some other neat little things along the trail. I wouldn’t call it crowded but there was definitely a good amount of traffic. People were friendly, trail was well maintained and- most importantly- a lot of shade!

Kevin Reinert
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Hiking

My wife and I biked starting at the. Spur around the loop, very nice. Scenic views, National Historic site at the Kilns and the people were very friendly. This is a gem for a bike ride. A must do !!!

Yamaira Montero Maldonado
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Hiking

I did this hike on the bike and it was absolutely amazing so much to see. It is not crowded but you will run into friendly people walking and biking. Very clean and a little construction which doesn’t interfere with the path. Lots of memorial benches, trees and even a garden which I found wonderful.

Denis Cortes
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Hiking

Great for hiking and bike

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Welles Lobb
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Road biking

When your options are few, Ironton R-T offers a nice one-hour local escape. Maintenance is good. The trail is busy, though not overcrowded. Scenery varies from pleasant woods and pretty streams to industrial ruins and suburban backyards. Plenty of informative signage and railroad history too.

Steven Marlin
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Walking

Trail is well kept, paved and easy to walk. However, after the first 5 miles it feels as though you’re walking in a neighborhood - which is fine if that’s what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for a bit more nature there are better spots in the Lehigh Valley. Nice for the day, but won’t be biting at the bit to come back.

John Corsale
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Hiking

Great trail to skateboard

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Katie Shook
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Hiking

Nice, flat, decent walk. Easy for kids on bikes or scooters. Little bit of scenery.

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MIKE DODGE
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Running

Great wide trail. It’s a ten mile loop and mostly paved. You can get a little over 12 miles if you park here using google maps. You can ride a bike, run, walk, and even hike. Ironton Trailhead, 3200-3218 Levans Rd, Coplay, PA 18037

Maryanne P.
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Running

Great trail! Mostly flat, almost all paved, and easy to follow while walking, running, or biking. Two Porto-potties on the trail, both well-maintained. The entire trail from the Levan’s Rd trailhead, around the loop, and back is approx 13.1 miles, so it’s ideal to “practice” a half-marathon

Bill Ehrlich
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Running

Best trail in the Lehigh Valley. It’s in great condition.

Anwar Mamora
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Running

Nice loop easy

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john sanderlin
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Nice hike, a few ruins, views of the quarry were really nice. Clocked in about 3 miles.

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Arnav Khode
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Hiking

This took like 4½ hrs to finish and there were lots of interesting artifacts like eagle scout project descriptions and graffiti on the bridge walls, and this can be a good trail, especially on Saturdays, depending on the weather.

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Adam Brooks
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Hiking

ran a 10k race here, fantastic trail.

Nancy R.
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Easy with moderate slope

Erica Burgos
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Hiking

Love this trail. Def great for running, biking and walking. Great view of nature and homes in the area.

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Zhana Zdepski
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Mountain biking

Beautiful views to see all along the way

Patricia Bush
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Beautiful, well kept trail. was a pleasant discovery.

Jacob Lindenmoyer
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Mountain biking

great trail for running and biking. loops and is paved. well kept too

Hitesh Patel
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Hiking

This is a pet friendly trail along a creek/river and mostly paved paths. Benches along the trail to stop and breath in nature. Troy (my puppy) loved the trail. Especially along the river.

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Sheri B.
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Mountain biking

This is my absolute favorite trail. The scenery is gorgeous and you pass lots of history. I have done this trail multiple times and I never get sick of it.

eric rothstein
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Hiking

Nice trail. Walked with a dog. Paved. Quiet and clean.

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Thomas Sarver
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Hiking

Very easy trail. Although it says less than 2 mile, I forgot to hit the record button. We actually did 4.28 mile. Our end point was also our starting point.

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harvey morris
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well maintained

Sharon Standish
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Great trail

Lois Albright
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Well-maintained, paved trail. Several road crossings, but they are mostly quiet streets with little traffic. Sunny in spots, shady in others. Several parks, benches, and points of interest. Good trail for families or casual bikers.

Suhail Lemus
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Road biking

Very nice trail, easy, clean and well mainteined.

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