Monocacy Way Trail Loop is a 4.4 mile loop trail located near Bethlehem, Pennsylvania that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

Distance: 4.4 miles Elevation Gain: 144 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

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3 months ago

Once we left the Burnside Plantation area headed north, especially in the wooded are east of the railroad tracks, this was a slippery, muddy mess. It hadn't rained in a few days so we thought it would be not too bad. Probably best in late summer or fall after a dry spell.

running
4 months ago

Great cross country-style running trails, but only if you stay north of Union. A little tough to pick up the trail at either end, but not bad. Wonderful running surfaces and nice news.

hiking
6 months ago

This took us 4.7 miles. Nice walk through some historical areas and buildings.

hiking
over grown
8 months ago

muddy
over grown
9 months ago

Right now, (8/21/19) it is a nettle forest. The pix are from the area of the park closest to the mill house, which is beautiful, but no real space to run. If the trail gets trimmed, its a 5, but right now it is not.

running
muddy
10 months ago

The path is decent for a trail run when maintained. Lately, the part close to Illick's Mill Rd is a sloppy mess. The trail isn't graded well to drain so it just pools water. It got bad enough I eventually ran on the railroad tracks to get passed the area, approximately 1/2 mile on rail. There was a large tree I had to climb over on the trail. It probably came down recently. It was not too hard to climb over but difficult enough for some or with bike, stroller, or kids.

hiking
muddy
Sun Apr 07 2019

Sat Dec 15 2018

didn't really feel like I was hiking here

walking
Fri Nov 02 2018

Very industrial, city views. Careful if damp out bridge very slippery. Not a loop trail exactly but if you try you can make a bit of a loop. All in all not to bad though.

walking
Sun Aug 26 2018

Very pretty creek walk

hiking
Mon Aug 20 2018

My favorite close to home trail!

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